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05-24-2010, 03:13 PM
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I saw them against Denmark and Russia, both very average performances from golden buy Petteri
He didn't play against Russia because of an injury. Nice try, though...

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He didn't play against Russia because of an injury. Nice try, though...
haha, busted

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He didn't play against Russia because of an injury. Nice try, though...

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05-25-2010, 05:42 AM
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He didn't play against Russia because of an injury. Nice try, though...
Just wanted to say the same thing!

But let's see it as an compliment if Petteri is playing very average even when he isnt on the ice!

But anyway: I just registered in this board to confirm that he is the right guy for best defenceman.
I saw every game of Finland and the games against US, Belarus, Russia and Czech Republic live in the arena.
Petteri played very good, specially against the US and he was one of the few defencemen who were really important in the offence and PP. And he didnt make as much mistakes in the defence as he used to do some years ago.
This guy really improved and he is almost 38 years old!
In my mind he is one of the most important players for the Finnish team. Just look at the PP against Russia...it was horrible.
Nummelin played a great championship even if Finland didnt reach the semifinals.
And (even if it is not important) he is a very friendly guy. We met him after the quarterfinal against Czech Republic and he was very kind and polite even if he and his team were out of the tournament.

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05-25-2010, 06:26 AM
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I saw them against Denmark and Russia, both very average performances from golden buy Petteri.

And there's more to hockey than passing, for instance defence.
I think this actually proves that he watched another player. No biggie, everyone makes mistakes.

Petteri Nummelin played simple, yet good defensively. He had a not-so-good game against denmark but was clearly one of the bright spots for Finland. Especially against the Regin-line.

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05-25-2010, 07:11 AM
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He didn't play against Russia because of an injury. Nice try, though...
You can't be serious? Granted, I watched a pretty bad stream with German commentators, but you are joking me around now, right? Who would it be otherwise, a smallish pretty weak guy who was a good skater but really average defensively?

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You can't be serious? Granted, I watched a pretty bad stream with German commentators, but you are joking me around now, right? Who would it be otherwise, a smallish pretty weak guy who was a good skater but really average defensively?
Sami Vatanen?

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I was surprised with the All-Sta team nomination. I haven't seen one single game from Finalnd, but he played not that good in the swiss league (if you compare it to other seasons). I thought his days were over, nice that he showed that he still can compete with the best.

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05-25-2010, 07:50 AM
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You can't be serious? Granted, I watched a pretty bad stream with German commentators, but you are joking me around now, right? Who would it be otherwise, a smallish pretty weak guy who was a good skater but really average defensively?
That sounds like every finnish defenseman out there except for maybe Jaakola who has some size. I think we can rule out the ones with righty shots though... My guess.... Kukkonen perhaps? He made a couple of mistakes defensively aganst both the danes and the russians.

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05-25-2010, 12:03 PM
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That sounds like every finnish defenseman out there except for maybe Jaakola who has some size. I think we can rule out the ones with righty shots though... My guess.... Kukkonen perhaps? He made a couple of mistakes defensively aganst both the danes and the russians.
Not you too, mattihp!? Kukkonen didn't play against Russia either. Actually both of those guys were commenting the game (during 1st intermission, I think) in their civilian outfits in Finnish tv...

Nordic has to mean Vatanen. Even though he's a right shot, I guess he could be mistaken for Nummelin when watching poor quality stream because of his standout skating and small size. He made a lot of rookie mistakes, but those are forgiven because he actually is a rookie. I hope he will be our next Nummelin... or preferably Timonen.

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The glory days where he was a healthy scratch on the worst team in the NHL?



I saw them against Denmark and Russia, both very average performances from golden buy Petteri.

And there's more to hockey than passing, for instance defence.
You are so awesome.

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The glory days where he was a healthy scratch on the worst team in the NHL?
your bashing would be a lot more credible if all your facts weren't completely wrong. people already commented on that russia slip, but i'll just point out that when Nummelin was on Minnesota, they made the playoffs both years getting 104 and 98 points and winning their division in the second year. that's hardly the worst team in the nhl

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NUMMI!

I had the treat of watching him just UNDRESS Kiprusoff in a shootout to win the game from about 50 feet away (2nd row from the glass). I went home and watched the replay about 10 times and still had no idea how his hands moved so fast.

Some of the best hands and agility I've seen in a defenseman. Great on-ice vision too.

He was just WAY too small for the NHL, not just in size but in how he played. He didn't like contact and wanted more of a free wheeling style. Big ice suits him very well. I also believe he had some conditioning issues around the middle to later part of the season where his ice time got cut down because he couldn't handle so many games on the road.

Loved the guy, but he was a shootout specialist for sure.

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05-25-2010, 05:04 PM
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Not you too, mattihp!? Kukkonen didn't play against Russia either. Actually both of those guys were commenting the game (during 1st intermission, I think) in their civilian outfits in Finnish tv...

Nordic has to mean Vatanen. Even though he's a right shot, I guess he could be mistaken for Nummelin when watching poor quality stream because of his standout skating and small size. He made a lot of rookie mistakes, but those are forgiven because he actually is a rookie. I hope he will be our next Nummelin... or preferably Timonen.
What a slip by me that low-tech stream hurt me

That's what I have to say from keeping me from getting more convinced that I am going senile at 25 years...

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Nordic has to mean Vatanen. Even though he's a right shot, I guess he could be mistaken for Nummelin when watching poor quality stream because of his standout skating and small size. He made a lot of rookie mistakes, but those are forgiven because he actually is a rookie. I hope he will be our next Nummelin... or preferably Timonen.
I think nordic means Niskala, he was very BAD..

I loved Vatanen! Yes he got few mistakes but he's only 18y.

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05-26-2010, 12:54 AM
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Sami Vatanen?
Confusing a righty with a lefty would be almost as bad as seeing a scratched player on the ice...

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Confusing a righty with a lefty would be almost as bad as seeing a scratched player on the ice...
Yeah, I don't think Nordic made that big of a mistake.

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05-26-2010, 03:12 AM
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Yeah, I don't think Nordic made that big of a mistake.

C'mon, we already established that I called a player out, that didn't even play in the game

What made/make Nummelin stand out to me is the way he skates, without checking it on some stat-page I couldn't even tell you if he's a rightie or leftie - that's something I need to see on-ice to remember.

Perhaps it was Vatanen that I mistook for him then?

In any case, I appologize to the entire Finnish population for this slip...but he still sucked against Denmark

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In any case, I appologize to the entire Finnish population for this slip...but he still sucked against Denmark
Whole team sucked against Denmark...

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05-26-2010, 05:20 AM
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But I have a question about the quarter final against Czech Republic.
Does anybody know why Nummi didnt take part in the shootout?


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But I have a question about the quarter final against Czech Republic.
Does anybody now why Nummi didnt take part in the shootout?
Because of Jalonen's brilliance

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But I have a question about the quarter final against Czech Republic.
Does anybody know why Nummi didnt take part in the shootout?
I was surprised when he didn't go 3rd, he was so good in shootouts while he was in the NHL

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I was surprised when he didn't go 3rd, he was so good in shootouts while he was in the NHL
Yeah I was also surprised because in my mind he is the best in shootouts in the Finnish team.

But he looked a bit in pain after the third period and it was getting worser in the overtime. He almost couldnt go over the boards to the bench when the lines changed.
Maybe that was the reason but well...even an injured Nummelin cannot do worser than Jokinen or Kontiola.

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Nummelin didn't have a try because then Jalonen would have been hanged from his balls.

Jarkko Immonen is Jalonen's sauna-buddy.
If Jalonen didn't put Kontiola, who scored a goal in that game, to try, he would have been hanged from his balls.
And if the shoot-out specialist Jussi Jokinen would have been hanged from his balls, it would have been the same story as before the olympics about Jussi Jokinen. And justly.

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Whois better defensively, Mike "no defence" Green or Petteri Nummelin?

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