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12-21-2012, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SLake View Post
In news out of the Finnish WJC camp, 2012 draftee D Mikko Vainonen (Kingston - OHL) was cut from Finland's roster for the WJC's this morning and 2011 draftee F Miikka Salomaki was named an alternate captain for the team.

Salomaki plays on the top line for Finland.

2012 draftees Max Gortz (SWE) and Jimmy Vesey (USA) are the only other Preds prospects still in contention to play for their respective countries at the tournament. Vesey was named player of the game in an exhibition yesterday, but will need another solid game tomorrow in the final exhibition before rosters are due. Vesey is still on the bubble, Gortz is locked into a spot for Sweden.
I didn't think Vesey was particularly great or noticeable, and I've seen it said that his POG was more on the "good sport" level because he had to wake up and take a Harvard exam at 6 am. Like you say, he seems to be on the bubble.

I'm still pretty disappointed that Aberg wasn't named to the Swedish team.


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