View Single Post
09-22-2012, 04:32 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2010
Country: Finland
Posts: 630
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by The Soft Parade View Post
Armia is incredibly talented scorer with a big body and a nose for the net. He has a certain kind of swagger to his game, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Malkin. Actually he's pretty similar to Malkin, not as a player but as playing style and personality. Makes scoring look so effortless. When Armia is on it's very hard for denceman to stop him. Like Malkin, he's not the most vocal guy (based on interviews), but when he's on the ice he's definitely not shy.

When you think about it, 2 Finn gems of 2011 draft Granlund-Armia relationship is pretty similar with Crosby-Malkin. Granlund is the golden boy of Finnish media, perfectly clean image, small playmaker (well Crosby is not small and an elite goal scorer now), had a concussion, won international gold, scored THE goal at the semi-finals in 2011 WC (Crosby golden goal @ Vancouver), while Armia is less talked about, maybe even more naturally gifted, bigger frame, kinda incostistent, executes when the stakes are high (2012 WJC - Malkin Conn Smythe) and plays with swagger and is more quiet off-ice. Some points maybe a bit too far off, but I hope you see what I mean. Just some personal observation.
Mikael is a 2010 draftee.

mikko1995 is offline   Reply With Quote