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05-31-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by urho View Post
Toni Rajala's success has been a surprise for me. What can you tell me about his season aside his point production? I haven't seen any of his games so I'd like to know if his play looks like it could work in NHL rinks?
I haven't seen a lot of him, but I think it could.

Obviously his skill is undeniable.

His skating, hands and hockey sense really make him an elusive guy, so I don't think he has to worry too much about not being able to handle the physical side of the NHL.

He isn't going to win too many puck battles in the corner or along the wall, but he puts a lot of effort into backchecking. I could see him developing a decent defensive game eventually even despite his size.

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