Team Finland @ 2013 World Championships
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03-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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Any chance for Antti Raanta and Teemu Pulkkinen?
I considered mentioning Raanta as a fringe pick, but he has zero NT experience as of now.
If Ässät drops out early, he might gain a shot to make it through the camp. But as impressive as his stats are, I doubt he'd make it as a playing goalie to the final team due to inexperience. And he's not really worth the fuss to enter as number #3 either.
As far as Pulkkinen goes, we already have more prominent names vying for the scoring winger spots. The fact that Armia - who's been in far better form than Pulkkinen - is considered a somewhat narrow hopeful should speak volumes on latter's chances. Early exit for Jokerit might open a path through the camp, but otherwise his prospects do look slim, unless he really tears it up during the playoffs.
Same could be said of another high profile Jokerit prospect, Teuvo Teräväinen.
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