Team Finland @ 2013 World Junior Championships
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10-27-2012, 02:43 PM
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I would take Lindbohm over Vainonen, Lindell and Valkonen right now. He's been very impressive in the last few games.
At the moment, he looks like a top4 defenseman:
Määttä - Pokka
Lindbohm - Ristolainen
X - X
Valkonen, Vainonen, Parkkonen, Riikola, Tikkinen, Lindell, Rantakari...
We have so many guys playing against men this year it's ridiculous. It wouldn't surprise me if a player like Vainonen was eventually cut. Since this year's WJC will be held in Russia, it's not like we need to have players with NA rink experience anyway.
Also Hännikäinen has been very good in Jokerit's bottom six. Since Rasmus Kulmala's ice time has diminished, this is how I see our forwards ATM:
Salomäki - Granlund - Armia
Teräväinen - Barkov - Haapala
Lehkonen - Aaltonen - Ikonen
Salminen - Hännikäinen - Lamberg
Like I've said, this year we'll probably need a Canada-style evaluation camp.
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