WJC Players to NHL Comparables
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01-03-2013, 07:34 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
For the Finns, comparable and potential:
Teräväinen - Filppula, more offensive potential, less all-around game.. Should be a 2nd line winger/center in NHL. Give it 3-4 years.
Barkov - Thornton, less offensive potential, on par/better all-around game.. Upside 1st line center, with great all around play, 80-90 points. At worst I see him as a 3rd line shut down center in NHL.
Salomäki - T.Ruutu, less everything.. 3-4th liner in NHL/1st-2nd liner in Europe/AHL
Ristolainen - Weber, less everything.. a top4 d-man for the "Show".
Armia - Semin, less offensive talent, more size, on par with lazyness/mood swings.. 60-70 point forward in NHL if he gets his head straight.
Lehkonen - A poor mans Zach Parise.. Was a non-factor this year, should be a lot better next year. At best I see him as a 2nd line scoring winger in NHL.
Someone can help me with Pokka and Määttä. As for Granlund, I really dont see a NHL-future for him. But he is only 20, so who knows.
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