Finnish Junior Players Scouting Reports
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02-04-2013, 05:38 AM
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Kapanen has good potential and could be a first rounder. As for the others:
Honka - Smallish defenseman with good skating, vision and puck skills but as Quethas said, his size is an issue. Nonetheless, I think he can become a good player at least in Europe.
Lintuniemi - Big, has puck skills but lacks defensive instincts in my opinion. Decent shot but does not score a lot of goals.
Kiviranta - Small player, but has skills and vision. Due to his size and not the greatest offensive production, itīs hard to see him getting drafted at least very high. Still one of the better Finns in this age group.
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A real standout defenseman at this point is 99 born defenseman Urho Vaakanainen who is playing against 4 year older players with nearly PPG pace and is over PPG against 2year older players. He is big kid for his age but too early to make noise about him. Seems to be promising so far.
Since you threw Vaakanainenīs name in, I would mention Kristian Vesalainen as a player with good potential from the 1999 age group. Played some games two years up and did not look out of place in my eyes. Good shot, strong and big for his age and is a good checker, too.
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