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01-07-2012, 12:16 PM
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Saarela had 2 goals and 6 points today in 4-6 win over SaiPa/Ketterä. So far this season he has 39 points in 14 games in C-SM.
Isn't he playing on a way too low level if he scores 3 points in every game?

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Isn't he playing on a way too low level if he scores 3 points in every game?
Lukko doesn't have a team in Jr. B Sm-liiga, only in 1st division, so the level isn't that much higher. Also his dad is the coach of the jr. C team which might have something to do why he still plays there.

Pulkkinen, Rajala, Granlund all played at jr. C level at the same age as Saarela is now, with similar stats. He is an underager at that level after all.

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01-07-2012, 03:22 PM
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Haven't seen anyone posting this here, thought it would be worth mentioning:

http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Jokeri-junn...a1305552533385

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Does anyone know how high the level of playing here is, are these teams any good?

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Does anyone know how high the level of playing here is, are these teams any good?
Don't know about this particular one, but in general I don't think the tournaments are that high level. When I played, my team won a pretty big tournament in Toronto. But when we played some no.1 seed of the east coast or something we lost 7-1. The players were all the size of our coach (or at least it seemed like it).

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Don't know about this particular one, but in general I don't think the tournaments are that high level. When I played, my team won a pretty big tournament in Toronto. But when we played some no.1 seed of the east coast or something we lost 7-1. The players were all the size of our coach (or at least it seemed like it).
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01-10-2012, 12:14 PM
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Just watching Teräväinen he's having sick game. Looks so much better than Pulkkinen.

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01-10-2012, 02:01 PM
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Well it looks like Teräväinen will get some good icetime in the coming weeks with Filppula(1+weeks) and Hahl out indefinitely. And he has deserved it with good performances like tonight, one PP-assist as well (1+2 in 2 last games).

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Well it looks like Teräväinen will get some good icetime in the coming weeks with Filppula(1+weeks) and Hahl out indefinitely. And he has deserved it with good performances like tonight, one PP-assist as well (1+2 in 2 last games).
Unlucky that he had only 1 point. He is an force at PP.

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01-10-2012, 05:12 PM
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Teräväinen could easily be the first Finn taken in this years draft, if he continues to progress like he has. What do you guys think are the drawbacks to his game, other than gaining muscle? To me he seems like the perfect winger: Fast, smart, gritty, skilled. I think he's badly underrated.

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Just watching Teräväinen he's having sick game. Looks so much better than Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen should have been rested from what I hear. Looked tired. On the other hand wan't getting much set up with Hahl and after his injury, Tomi Mäki.

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I don't know if this has been here before, but one of the Nättis-family player, Julius Nättinen who has born -97 had similar points in Jr-C what Granlund has past and he is huge. Also more than 13000 views in Eliteprospect site and it's close to Pokka and Ristolainen. Don't know more this youngster.

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I don't know if this has been here before, but one of the Nättis-family player, Julius Nättinen who has born -97 had similar points in Jr-C what Granlund has past and he is huge. Also more than 13000 views in Eliteprospect site and it's close to Pokka and Ristolainen. Don't know more this youngster.

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Huge size advantage in C-SM, that body helps him alot. I wouldn't be too excited yet. Wait till he plays against bigger players and manage to keep production.


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Has anyone seen Tomi Tahvanainen (Currently injured but plays on HPK B. Jr. II Division on HPK-T U18 if eliteprospects is tight) or Robin Naapila (Played on Jokerit B. Jr./U16 Team, but i'm not sure where he plays now.) play, and know if they're any good? I'm not talking about NHL-Material but SML material.

Also, their Eliteprospects profiles;

Tomi Tahavanainen (F)
Robin Naapila (D)

Atleast it seems Naapila is a big D-Man for his age, 184cm and 90kg.

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01-12-2012, 05:26 AM
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Huge size advantage in C-SM, that body helps him alot. I wouldn't be too excited yet. Wait till he plays against bigger players and manage to keep production.
Yes, i think that too, huge size is there big advantage, but still look promise. So let's wait 2-3 years and we see where he goes. Joonas make lot of points also in juniors, but he is a 3-4 liner now, so let's wait some years. Thank you for your answer.

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I would like to know if anyone has a solid scouting report on Aaro Löyttymäki? I just saw him playing and he was really big, despite being an underager. This was yet my first time when I have seen him this year. He is a 1997 born forward who plays for TPS.

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Artturi Lehkonen

Something hit me, when is the last time a 16-year-old (year prior to draft year) has scored goals at such a fast pace in the Jr. A SM-liiga? Artturi Lehkonen has 24 goals in 34 games, and 43 points. Granlund had a faster pace points wise but scored way fewer goals. When is the last time this has happened or has it ever? What makes it even more impressive is that he's by far the biggest scorer on his team. The next two best scorers from TPS have 29 and 25 points.

Add to this that he's very good defensively. Kid is a stud or what?

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01-14-2012, 07:03 AM
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Something hit me, when is the last time a 16-year-old (year prior to draft year) has scored goals at such a fast pace in the Jr. A SM-liiga? Artturi Lehkonen has 24 goals in 34 games, and 43 points. Granlund had a faster pace points wise but scored way fewer goals. When is the last time this has happened or has it ever? What makes it even more impressive is that he's by far the biggest scorer on his team. The next two best scorers from TPS have 29 and 25 points.

Add to this that he's very good defensively. Kid is a stud or what?
Lehkonen's playing his 3rd SM-liiga game today against Jokerit. Kulmala and Ristolainen playing for TPS, Teräväinen and Henritius in the line-up for Jokerit. Urho is showing this game, might want to check it out.


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Something hit me, when is the last time a 16-year-old (year prior to draft year) has scored goals at such a fast pace in the Jr. A SM-liiga? Artturi Lehkonen has 24 goals in 34 games, and 43 points. Granlund had a faster pace points wise but scored way fewer goals. When is the last time this has happened or has it ever? What makes it even more impressive is that he's by far the biggest scorer on his team. The next two best scorers from TPS have 29 and 25 points.

Add to this that he's very good defensively. Kid is a stud or what?
Pulkkinen made 15 goals in 24 games (0,625 per game, Lehkonen has about 0,7). That's the best I found. Lehkonen really is amazing prospect. I have seen his stats many times but I haven't realised he's that good.

2013 is amazing draft for us. In addition to Ristolainen and Barkov who are pretty much locks for the first round, we have Lehkonen and one of the best goalies, Husso. If the draft was right now I'd put those four in the first round. We also have Juuso Ikonen and Jonatan Tanus. They are very skilled but probably way too small.


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Puljujärvi has scored 3+3 in the last 3 games in C-juniors. 25 points in 15 games. A scouting report for this player would be nice..

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lw_k...46FUAAAAAAAAAA

Some highlights from yesterday's game between Jokerit and TPS.
Nice moves by Lehkonen at 2.18->
also some good cycle play by Lehkonen and Kulmala at 4.20->

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01-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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Lehkonen looked pretty good in that clip. For those who watched the game do you think Lehkonen will keep playing with the men's team?

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Finland will have 3-4 1st rounders at the NHL 2013 entry draft.

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01-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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Finland will have 3-4 1st rounders at the NHL 2013 entry draft.
Well that would be nice, but I just dont see it. May I hear who have you thought of?

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Well that would be nice, but I just dont see it. May I hear who have you thought of?
Barkov
Ristolainen
Lehkonen

Husso?

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