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12-22-2012, 01:26 PM
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I went to watch the games live with another HF member. Nykopp really caught my eye, he was feisty, physical and gritty but not dirty. Playing the perfect bottom-6 game. I think they should try him on Salomäki's spot and see how he does. Salomäki is a good player to have though. Yes, he takes some stupid penalties but we simply need the ratty, physical and sometimes over-the top guy who is willing to punish the opponent. It's simple, really. Leino was surprisingly good today. I thought Barkov looked a little tense (maybe trying too much?) on the first, but he picked up his game beautifully afterwards. Granlund missed a prime scoring chance but he made it up by scoring a nice goal. Armia, to me, isn't 1st line material. On top of that brutal miss, he also had a good scoring chance but decided to go for a deke that was destined to fail on this level. He really needs to make simpler plays and use his shot more often. Teräväinen, well, he had a goal but he also looked like he was trying to do too much out there. Simpler plays, please.

In D, I liked what I saw from Määttä and Ristolainen had a decent game, too. Cutting Lindell was the right choice, he wasn't bad but he just wasn't good enough either.

Our goaltending looks promising and really solid. Nothing to complain about.

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