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01-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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Hi guys. Went to HPK - Espoo Blues yesterday and saw Hakanpää play. Impressive I must say, positioning is good and he's really responsible defensively, could say even solid. He was used on PP but the Blues PP was so crappy that they couldn't really utilize his shot, so can't say anything about that.
His presence really calmed the D down. I only spotted one "mistake" when he was caught surfing in the middle and some fast winger blew past him causing 2on1 for HPK. He rushed back well though and managed to help a bit on the play after all.
I see Hakanpää as a dark horse to make the Blues' roster out of camp in September 2013, if he can be persuaded to come over. At the very least, he should be the number one guy in Peoria, again, if he can be persuaded to come across. He's already signed to an entry-level deal with the Blues, and is only skating with Blues Espoo on loan, so there
be little problem in getting him over here for next season.
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