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03-16-2013, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Pulkkinen should come over, AHL top line.

Frk should play a role similar to the one Jurco plays this season in the AHL. The alternative would be to send him back to the CHL as an overager, but i don't know if that is an option.

Tvrdon won't have played competitive hockey for almost a year so it's quite possible he starts off in the ECHL. Same here, could he be returned to the CHL as an overager? This one would make a little sense as opposed to Frk considering he just lost a year.

Marchenko, sounds like the decision will be up to him and he's positive to join the Griffins. I hope he does.

Backman will play another year in Sweden.
I don't think Pulkkinen is ready for top line minutes immediately. He hasn't been with big minutes in Finland. ~14 minutes the last 2 seasons. I think he will need one season at 2nd line role, build some conditioning and then promoted to 1st line if everything goes well.

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