Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rasmus Ristolainen signs ELC
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07-12-2013, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhett4 View Post
According to some stat out there, it's slightly above the level of play of the AHL (no idea how they determined that). With that said, there's something to be said for playing on the North American size rink against some of the prospects of other clubs destined for the NHL. Plus, being in the AHL would make him available for injury recall and might get him a look at the NHL level. I think being in Rochester would be ideal, but I'm not going to be too concerned if he goes back to Finland either.
Rink size is less of an issue with Finland than with other countries since they play on a surface slightly smaller than the international size anyways IIRC.

But even otherwise, I don't think the adjustment to a smaller rink should be a primary consideration.

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