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10-16-2010, 12:59 PM
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A bomb of a shot from the point (well, close to the point).

Ei tollasta 17 vuotiasta olekaan....

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10-16-2010, 01:03 PM
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Armia again! OT! Game winning goal!

This kid makes me crazy


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This guy will be special. Hope my Avs snatch him
Sorry but I dont believe Avs have #1 overall pick

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10-16-2010, 01:27 PM
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10-16-2010, 01:29 PM
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No videos yet?
Believe me, when there will be, it will be posted here right away.

Nelonen will have one in less than an hour most likely.

Some UrhoTV-footage:


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10-16-2010, 01:35 PM
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Sisu Suomi.

Very proud to see Finland making strides towards generating stars... 2004-2008 were dreary years for Finland's generation of prospects...

2010's list with Granlund, Donskoi, Pulkkinen and Aittokallio look fantastic
2011's list with Armia, Granlund, Kokkonen, Gibson, Wilenius, etc (see my post earlier in this thread) look amazing.

2012 and 2013 could hold good players too.

Since the NHL is all about size... Kokkonen and Armia are almost locks for the first 3 rounds (both 6'3").... Kokkonen was compared stylistically to Matts Sundin.

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10-16-2010, 01:38 PM
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Since the NHL is all about size... Kokkonen and Armia are almost locks for the first 3 rounds (both 6'3").... Kokkonen was compared stylistically to Matts Sundin.
Armia's more like a lock for the 1st round, some people are talking about top 10.

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10-16-2010, 01:40 PM
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Armia's more like a lock for the 1st round, some people are talking about top 10.
I know he's most likely going to be top 10 material... I just wanted to include Kokkonen in the discussion.

Him and Kokkonen will probably be the first 2 Finns picked due to their size...

However Gibson could be a late 1st to mid 3rd rounder too...

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10-16-2010, 02:06 PM
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Armia's more like a lock for the 1st round, some people are talking about top 10.
If Armia keeps this pace up, he will be challenging Sean Couturier and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a top-3 spot. Incredibly talented athlete, it's just staggering how fast his game is improving.

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I know he's most likely going to be top 10 material... I just wanted to include Kokkonen in the discussion.

Him and Kokkonen will probably be the first 2 Finns picked due to their size...
Although I had Kokkonen 2nd on my list before the season started, I must say that it's starting to look very likely that he won't be the 2nd Finn picked next summer. If something, his game has regressed from last season, he's totally lost on the ice. Major improvement is required if he desires to get drafted.


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10-16-2010, 02:14 PM
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Wow, that first goal was so amazing. At least he isn't afraid to deke

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10-16-2010, 02:22 PM
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I can't believe this... Kid really came from nowhere and now he is most famous hockey player in Finland. If there is conversation about ice hockey Armia is included.

Octomber stats:

6GP 6G 4A 10P +5 34shots 2PIM

And it's 6-game-scoring-streak. About 15min time on ice per game.

Maybe the best rookie in SM-liiga ever?

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Wow, that first goal was so amazing. At least he isn't afraid to deke
Armia got balls, hands, shot, size... Hopefully his head tolerates this media rampage


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10-16-2010, 02:28 PM
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I can't believe this... Kid really came from nowhere and now he is most famous hockey player in Finland. If there is conversation about ice hockey Armia is included.
Even MTV3 did a featuring story on him in Tulosruutu. ****'s getting real for Joel.

I'm actuelly looking forward to the Annual Canadian Circle Jerk in Buffalo this year

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10-16-2010, 02:42 PM
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he is playing in good line up so hold your horses... I personally think that top 3 is too much but he will be top 10 pick for sure if he keeps up this pace... Armias developing has been amazing... last season I watched his games and thought that his speed isnt enough but his skating has improved and he has enough courage to use his stickhandling abilities in the FNL... hockey is a game of self-esteem and we can see this in Armia... as wee can see it in Ville Leinos games...

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10-16-2010, 02:59 PM
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I can't believe this... Kid really came from nowhere and now he is most famous hockey player in Finland. If there is conversation about ice hockey Armia is included.

Octomber stats:

6GP 6G 4A 10P +5 34shots 2PIM

And it's 6-game-scoring-streak. About 15min time on ice per game.

Maybe the best rookie in SM-liiga ever?



Armia got balls, hands, shot, size... Hopefully his head tolerates this media rampage
Just up from Granlund last year.

Sucks he's playing on Ass hat.

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10-16-2010, 03:00 PM
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he is playing in good line up so hold your horses... I personally think that top 3 is too much but he will be top 10 pick for sure if he keeps up this pace... Armias developing has been amazing... last season I watched his games and thought that his speed isnt enough but his skating has improved and he has enough courage to use his stickhandling abilities in the FNL... hockey is a game of self-esteem and we can see this in Armia... as wee can see it in Ville Leinos games...
We'll have to wait until his U20 this January then to really get a gauge of how good he is vs other players his age from NA and other countries.

I'm very excited now.

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10-16-2010, 03:07 PM
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Sucks he's playing on Ass hat.
It's Ässät. Even your cool neighbours are disappointed in this lame trolling attempt.

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Armias developing has been amazing... last season I watched his games and thought that his speed isnt enough but his skating has improved and he has enough courage to use his stickhandling abilities in the FNL...
Two years ago I saw Armia play in Jr.C. The skill level was obvious, he was able to deke multiple opponents without much movement, it was impressive, the puck was glued to his stick. At that time his skating looked absolutely horrendous, it made me think that he won’t hack it once the game gets faster. How wrong could one be… This kid keeps on surprising.

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10-16-2010, 03:13 PM
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I am amazed. Almost wordless. "It doesn't really matter if you're only seventeen".

One year ago this guy played in Jr.B and half year ago he wasn't star in Jr.A because of his skating. Now he does whatever he likes against men. And what even more impressive, against the rival team.

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10-16-2010, 03:42 PM
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he is playing in good line up so hold your horses... I personally think that top 3 is too much but he will be top 10 pick for sure if he keeps up this pace...
Yes he is, but he has been a big part of it in the last 5 games and has made it better than it was for the first 7. But yes a top-3 is a bit over the top at this point.

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10-16-2010, 03:45 PM
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Armia seems like a great player tough to see down the road tho,the finnish league isnt too deep. I wouldnt be surprized if he turns out to be a 2nd or 3 rounder but if you look in the history of the nhl drafts 2nd or 3 round picks seem to be the most consistant.

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10-16-2010, 03:54 PM
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I am amazed. Almost wordless. "It doesn't really matter if you're only seventeen".
That totally made up for mixing up the players on that goal in the top-5 video. Man, took me a second time to realize that.

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Armia seems like a great player tough to see down the road tho,the finnish league isnt too deep. I wouldnt be surprized if he turns out to be a 2nd or 3 rounder but if you look in the history of the nhl drafts 2nd or 3 round picks seem to be the most consistant.
I really don't think that SM-liiga is much less deep than last season when Granlund had a great season and was drafted 9th overall, so if he keeps up the solid play I really don't see him falling thru the first round even if he's Finnish.


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Uploaded a new Armia video to YT.


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If Armia keeps this pace up, he will be challenging Sean Couturier and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a top-3 spot. Incredibly talented athlete, it's just staggering how fast his game is improving.
No i dont think so. Lets be serious..

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No i dont think so. Lets be serious..
Let's not...

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Let's not...
so you really think he's top3 pick? lol

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10-16-2010, 09:24 PM
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so you really think he's top3 pick? lol
No one is thinking that he's a top-3 pick, but if he keeps this pace (2 goals per game ) up he could be a dark horse in the draft and could go with a pretty small number. I personally don't care THAT much about how early he goes, but if things go right for him in the league and tournaments who knows how high some teams might be on him. Saying he has a shot to challenge those two guys isn't that outrageous even though we all know it's only been 9 games for Armia with the men. We will see...


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