Roster Talk '13 — Finland
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01-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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As a Blackhawk fan I obviously have an interest in Teravainen - so that disclaimer is stated.
I don't understand the disproportionate mentions of Armia, Granlund and Barkov compared with Teravainen. Seems there are 10 threads mentioning one of those three for every one thread mentioning Teravainen. Granted, all mentions of Teravainen that I've seen have been positive, compared to many negative critiques of Armia, Granlund and less so for Barkov, but Teravainen seems like an after thought when it seems the opposite should be true. TT is a year younger than Armia and Granlund and (IMO) better than both of them. Many of TT's 11 points came on the PP and yet he still finished with +6 compared to -1 and 0 for Armia & Granlund. Barkov and Granlund should both be on the team next year too - so that's something to look forward to, while Armia and Granlund days of u20 are done - dust in the wind, memories of what could have been.
Let's think positive - TT and Barkov (and others like Ristolainen) should be a very good core group for next u20.
Ah. There's been very little wrong with TT's WJC performance and he just about lived up to the expectations people had for him. He's been doing very good in the league lately, so people expected results from him in this tournament- and he delivered. That's probably the reason he isn't mentioned as often as the others. Teuvo didn't underperform, but he didn't really exceed expectations either.
We also have a tendency to focus on the negative performances rather than the positive ones.
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