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12-20-2012, 07:12 AM
Mr. Know-It-Nothing
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The most interesting thing to watch tonight is how that second line handles the physical game.

What's a bit weird in that lineup is that 3rd line's composition. I know they promised everyone still on the camp a fair chance to make it and I guess this is them answering that call, but it's also clear that all three won't make it, too many locks in the team. Therefore it would have made far more sense for the management to spread them out a little and have them actually play next to guys whose slots they have a chance of snagging, to see how chemistry goes.

I'm guessing the game vs. USA will be closer to the final lineup, like this...

(Whichever plays better tonight)

Määttä - Ristolainen
Lindbohm - Pokka
(Bottom four manned by guys who distinguish themselves tonight)

Salomäki - Granlund - Armia
Haapala - Barkov - Lehkonen
Teräväinen - Aaltonen - J.Ikonen
Hännikäinen - Salminen/Nykopp/Leino - H.Ikonen

One of the thing I do like tonight's lineup (even if it's merely a semantical issue as I've maintained) is the presumed centre/winger slots between Granlund/Salomäki and Aaltonen/Teräväinen going as most of us have been calling for it.

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