How would Olympic rosters look without NHL?
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01-01-2013, 10:35 AM
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In a sense, it would be interesting to watch. It wouldn't ofc be as high quality hockey as when it's best-on-best, but it'd be refreshing to see all the not-so-usual suspects skating around. There'd be a fair handful of surprise picks as well, no doubt.
A plausible Finnish roster, hmm...
Niskala - Eronen
Mäenpää - Lepistö
Väänänen - Kukkonen
I.Filppula - Kontiola - Aaltonen
Hagman - Lehterä - Salminen
Laine - Kapanen - Kiiskinen
Komarov* - Hytönen -
*In case Komarov goes back across for try 2 - Tuppurainen
Yeah... 'quality EHT' would pretty much be the word for it. Russia, no doubt, would be the biggest favorite. They could easily field a team from the KHL that rivals NHL talent.
He would help the US chances by playing for the Finns. I was underwhelmed by Antti in Milwaukee. For every great play he made, he would make a boneheaded play too. He reminds me of Radulov, without the size advantage.
Laakso was steady stay at home D-man in Milwaukee, but couldn't play in the NHL. Three goals on 75 AHL shots with -2 in 55 games. Not so impressive. Good luck!
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