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04-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Mr. Know-It-Nothing
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Jalonen prefers to use a full four D pair rotation on even strength, so he probably won't even consider having Aalto on a role like that. It probably also played a part to why he didn't bother calling Nummelin.

Only time I recall Niskala has been used as mostly a PP specialist was in Vancouver, but we only had 7 d-men there.

Best keep in mind that despite his shot, there are still plenty of d-men on the camp who otherwise have the same general qualities as Aalto. Hietanen, Lajunen and Kousa are all right-hooked ODs. So unless two of them suck donkey's nuts, I doubt Jalonen is going to pass 'em and take a shot at Aalto who is far from a proven performer in NT.

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