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10-20-2004, 02:36 PM
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Koivu to play for his hometown team

Didnt see this anywhere yet ... I thought you might be interested. Saku will start playing in about two weeks - after completely recovering from that wrist injury he had in World Cup.

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Didnt see this anywhere yet ... I thought you might be interested. Saku will start playing in about two weeks - after completely recovering from that wrist injury he had in World Cup.
any link?

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any link?
almost :
http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=108955

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http://www.turunsanomat.fi/osasto/?t...533,2004-10-21

Its in finnish, so I'll sum up few interesting points in my wacky english:

- He hurt his wrist (torn ligament) in the very first World Cup game, versus Czech Republic, and had to play with painkillers throughout the tournament.

- They x-ray his hand in Montreal Nov 1st before Habs give their permission. The injury has been the obstacle for his playing - not Finnish taxes, as it has been for most finns. Earliest date he could play is Nov 4th, but propably his first game will be on Nov 16th - after the Karjala Cup break in SM-liiga schedule.

- His wife, Hanna, is returning Finland even sooned. She is expecting and the baby is due early December. I suspect this is why he chose Turku, not some odd Swiss team. (Yay, another national team player for us! )

- TPS is also looking for another NHL lockout player to replace this Rob Valicevic guy, and obviously to play with Saku. I'm not exactly Turku fan myself, but seeing how they are above average team right now they should turn into top four team in SM-liiga - giving my team Kärpät run for their title.


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http://www.turunsanomat.fi/osasto/?t...533,2004-10-21

Its in finnish, so I'll sum up few interesting points in my wacky english:

- He hurt his wrist (torn ligament) in the very first World Cup game, versus Czech Republic, and had to play with painkillers throughout the tournament.

- They x-ray his hand in Montreal Nov 1st before Habs give their permission. The injury has been the obstacle for his playing - not Finnish taxes, as it has been for most finns. Earliest date he could play is Nov 4th, but propably his first game will be on Nov 16th - after the Karjala Cup break in SM-liiga schedule.

- His wife, Hanna, is returning Finland even sooned. She is expecting and the baby is due early December. I suspect this is why he chose Turku, not some odd Swiss team. (Yay, another national team player for us! )

- TPS is also looking for another NHL lockout player to replace this Rob Valicevic guy, and obviously to play with Saku. I'm not exactly Turku fan myself, but seeing how they are above average team right now they should turn into top four team in SM-liiga - giving my team Kärpät run for their title.
Thanks for the info, marksman 2. Your English is fine, by the way.

Koivu is often injured, but you have to give him points for toughness. Lots of points.


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Thanks for the info, marksman 2. Your English is fine, by the way.

Koivu is often injured, but you have to give him points for toughness. Lost of points.
He sure is, but it makes you wonder when enough is enough......


by the way, lOts, not loSt

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I'm not exactly Turku fan myself, but seeing how they are above average team right now they should turn into top four team in SM-liiga - giving my team Kärpät run for their title.
Your English is just fine, keep the info coming!!

By the way, since you are a Karpat fan, how did young Korpikari look on defence before he broke his ankle?

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http://www.eurohockey.net/news/index...9koivujoinstps

Voila!

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Your English is just fine, keep the info coming!!

By the way, since you are a Karpat fan, how did young Korpikari look on defence before he broke his ankle?
Korpikari was looking like a regular to me, I'm guessing he bumps one of the oldtimers into bench warming duties when hes back. Seems to have had excellent training season and has matured both mentally and physically. Hes calmer with the puck and displays some mean streak aswell. Hes officially listed at 188cm/94kg (6'2"/207lbs) instead of that 6'1" 198 hes listed here on this site. Which I tend to believe slapping his back at the local sports bar couple months ago - I'm only skinny 5'11" myself, that guy has hands like shovels.

No points at the SM-league level yet, but part of that has to do with poor PP rates Kärpät produced in their first ten or so games. I dont know if the coach told him to make safe plays or if it is his own choise, but in my view he could try making outlet pass more often. Still, no complaining Osku is an effective mobile stay at home defender already in this league and clearly has reserves for more. Its only a matter of time now he starts putting points to the board. Kärpät is playing with high confidence right now, their offensive game has been improving lately, I'm hoping the coach starts encouraging him to take chances and jump into offensive side more often. I guess it doesnt hurt to train and play with NHL pro like Janne Niinimaa on your team either.

If hes able to get the offence going and put few more pounds, watch out Ron Hainsey.


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Aha, here's the thread I was looking for.

For those interested in another link, here's one from Sportsnet:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/artic...23_155939_1968

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