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04-04-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
Finland has had a similar potential scheduling conflict the last few years. Mikael Granlund was able to play in 2010 thanks to his team getting eliminated, Teuvo Teräväinen and Juuso Ikonen missed a game or two from the beginning of the tournament last year because their teams were still involved in the playoffs (they looked a little tired during the tourney, especially Ikonen) and Sasha Barkov likely would've missed the tournament this year even without injury. Finnish hockey fed would rather let the kids play in the playoffs as long as they are in key roles.
that's the proper way of doing business.

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