IS Veikkaaja is a pretty realiable source. Is there a contract offer or where have these rumours started?
The loss of Jyri would be a crucial strike to JYP as we have already lost Jarkko Immonen to NY Rangers today.
IS Veikkaaja is generally 50% correct when releasing rumors. Which means it may or may not happen. I would say it's as realiable source. Losing Marttinen to the Flames would be huge blow for JYP. Only time will tell if this is true or not and time is running short fast.
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This mornings Keskisuomalainen, local paper in Jyvaskyla, Marttinen`s agent Juuso Pulliainen admited that "there have been some interest and discussions", but according to Pulliainen "it hasn`t led anywhere yet". Pulliainen stated that "there`s still the Wednesday".
I don`t see how Marttinen could benefit Calgary. Marttinen is smallish, defensive d-man with lots of grit - "sisu" if you will. I`ll hate to lose him, but with the money Calgary is required to pay JYP, the Finnish team can hire much more higher AHL-talent to it`s blueline. I suspect Marttinen would spent the whole season in AHL and then JYP would also receive the imposed fine ($150 000) from Flames if Marttinen don`t appear at least 30 games in NHL.
If Marttinen is just for AHL depht and is just long shot, then Calgary is willing pay for him awful lot