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12-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lostpuppysyndrome View Post
I recognize Maatta, Markus Granlund, and Armia. Any others to keep any eye on from Finland?
Rasmus Ristolainen, 2013 draft eligible D-man. Potential top-5 pick. A solid two-way/defensive D-man with a good shot and decent skating ability.

Artturi Lehkonen, also 2013 eligible. Potential first rounder, a good skater with soft hands and a lethal wrister.

Other names to watch: Juuso Ikonen (2013 draft eligible, forward), Teuvo Teräväinen (2012 1st round pick, forward), Olli Määttä (2012 1st round pick) and Ville Pokka (2012 2nd round pick).

This squad looks finally solid both offensively and defensively. Finland has traditionally been fast and gritty, but this year we may finally have skill to go with that as well as defensive depth. That being said, a medal would be a surprise but certainly a possibility.

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