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Ilkka Pikkarainen (NJ), assigned to CSKA Moscow

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01-21-2010, 11:42 AM
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Ilkka Pikkarainen (NJ), assigned to CSKA Moscow

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http://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/8034434337

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NJ puts Ilkka Pikkarainen on waivers.

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01-21-2010, 11:58 AM
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he's gonna get picked up by someone.

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Just curious - is he going back to Finland or are the Devils simply sending him to the minors?

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Just curious - is he going back to Finland or are the Devils simply sending him to the minors?
Probably Finland.

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Probably Finland.
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Correction: Apparently Lou wants him to go to Lowell, but I doubt he actually ends up there.

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Aw come on, I don't want that horrible goal he scored against Price to be the only one he ever got in his NHL career.

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As a Rangers fan, the guy scared me every time he had the puck when the Devils played the Rangers at the Garden a few days ago.

Good luck to him.

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do new jersey fans think this guy would be a good fit in montreal. laraque gone an open spot unless they bring up more youth. the guy has size at 6'2 215lbs, maybe something montreal could use to spark some offense on our bottom 6 of the lineup.

probably won't pick this guy up, just wonder if he would be a good fit with us. he is still only 28 years old.

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Probably Finland.
There isn't much time left in the season there, so I say Lowell. Next season, likely Finland. Besides he is just a couple of lower body and upper body injuries to NJ players away from coming back. The only other forward I can see getting called up from Lowell is Sestito...maybe Walter.

Should have been Peters instead, but I'm hoping he's next.

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Pikkarainen has said he will report to Lowell if he clears waivers. Because of the risk of losing him through re-entry waivers, I don't see him coming back to the NHL this season if he clears.

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I wonder if the Pens will take a chance on him? Lord knows our wing situation couldn't be worse...

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Should have been Peters.

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I wonder if the Pens will take a chance on him? Lord knows our wing situation couldn't be worse...
He has one goal and three assists this season. There's no way the Pens are that desperate.

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He has one goal and three assists this season. There's no way the Pens are that desperate.
Indeed.

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He has one goal and three assists this season. There's no way the Pens are that desperate.
You'd be surprised, if you saw some of the trade proposals on our board.

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He was advertised as being an Esa Tikkanen type with less skill. He was in no way that. He wasnt mean nor nasty and didnt agitate anyone. The only goal he scored came off a Carey Price gaffe. He cant pass, has zero hockey sense and his shot is inaccurate like a mother****er.

On the good side he tries hard and is good on the puck. Does throw a few hits now and then and isnt awful in his own end. Has average speed.

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He's confidence propably collapsed right when he stepped out of that plane in NJ.

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He was advertised as being an Esa Tikkanen type with less skill. He was in no way that. He wasnt mean nor nasty and didnt agitate anyone. The only goal he scored came off a Carey Price gaffe. He cant pass, has zero hockey sense and his shot is inaccurate like a mother****er.

On the good side he tries hard and is good on the puck. Does throw a few hits now and then and isnt awful in his own end. Has average speed.
I remember that, too. The first time I saw him play, I thought, "THIS is the new Esa...?"

He's just not a NHL player -- this much is obvious.

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He's confidence propably collapsed right when he stepped out of that plane in NJ.
Yep he must have lost confidence right when he got to newark and onto the #1 team in the atlantic division.


I liked Pik, I thought he played well when he was played. I wish this was Peters, I'm gunna be really angry if Peters stays with the team until the end of his contract. There is nothing at all that AP does that other guys on the devils couldnt do 100x better (its not like he is a great fighter at all). Wish Pik would have stayed and Peters be sent away. Good luck with whatever your going to do Ilkka, thanks for the hard work!

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01-21-2010, 03:08 PM
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As a Rangers fan, the guy scared me every time he had the puck when the Devils played the Rangers at the Garden a few days ago.

Good luck to him.
Scared of what? That he'd accidentally shoot it into the bench and hit Gaborik?

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I dunno, he had flashes of brilliance. I was a big fan of Pikkarainen back in 2004 when he first busted into Devils camp, but he never broke into the lineup. He's not a bad 4th liner, there are just better guys out there.

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The Leafs could use a big guy to play the fourth line, he would be a step up from Rosehill

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Scared of what? That he'd accidentally shoot it into the bench and hit Gaborik?
No, I think that's Higgins job.

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The guy's got untapped offensive skill but he just has the right tools to do anything at the NHL level.

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