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01-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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Mergus
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Originally Posted by Zeitung View Post
About Joel Armia. Ässät's season will most likely end in mid March(~15.). AHL season continues over a month after that+playoffs. Is there any rules to be considered about Armia's possibility of playing in AHL after the season in Finland is over?

And about his future with Buffalo organisation. I think he isn't ready for NHL next season. I've watched nearly all of his games this season and 3/4 of his all games in FEL. He has developed every year, but just seems that he cant make the difference on the ice regardless of the development. This season has been very bad for him and for the team: 11+6 in 31 games is nothing people were expecting.

I watched Sabres opening match and cant really find a spot for him. Armia needs to be playing top 6 role with PP-time or he is useless. U seem to have very hard working team with lots of speed and aim towards the net. Armia has superb skills but he is not a work horse and never will be. Im afraid that Ruff tries to chain his game too much.
I hope they trade him while his value is high. I know I'll get flamed for saying this, but I don't ever see him panning out. I think he tops out as a fringe 2nd liner, a la, the general. He isn't the kind of player that makes you a championship team, he is a guy who eats up cap space, puts up a few points, but doesn't live up to his contract.

Just my two cents.

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