How would Olympic rosters look without NHL?
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01-01-2013, 02:27 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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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.
Ever since returning to Europe, Pihlström has been a NT staple on WHC level. Very good and speedy energy forward who has never been a liability in a checking line role.
Whether he was able to make it in the North American rinks or not doesn't concern the Finnish NT follower one bit. In fact, he has a fringe chance of making the team even if NHL players are involved.
As for Laakso, all one needs him for is to be a stay-at-home D. And given this would not exactly be best on best, he should perform just fine.
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