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12-18-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by YARR123 View Post
Could you provide us with a little scouting report, strengths/weaknesses?

I agree with you 100%, Anything can happen until then but 2015 draft-class is looking insanely good right now for finland.
Rantanen is big (6'1-6'2 178/5'10 is definetly out of date) for his age. Had somekind of growing burst. It definetly hurted his skating, looks slowish, bad mobility etc. same problem as Barkov had after his growing burst. His hockeyIQ and vision is very very good. It seems like his passes goes always tape to tape. Haven't seen many bad passes off him. Ok at the defensive zone but could be better. Good attitude and work ethic on ice and very nice hands. I have to watch him more to know more about him.

Biggest working ground is definetly on his skating but i would blame the growing burst for it like it was for Barkov.

I like how he plays. He doesen't seem lost against men. He just play his game. It doesen't matter where he plays. He dares to play and doesen't think too much that he is playing against men or U20 competition.

Last edited by thomast: 12-18-2012 at 01:23 PM.
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