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12-29-2005, 09:04 PM
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First of all, I'm glad Tuk is OK and having a good tournament. We are very much looking forward to his return to Manchester.
Tuk has a ton of potential - he's really young and has plenty of time to work on the finer aspects of his game. strong skater, good shooter, good passer. ken's right - he does need to work on the defensive end of his game. but, then again, so do the rest of the monarchs - sucked so bad last night in what little of the game i saw.


i can't wait to wear my Tuk gamer Saturday night. was this close to winning smith's last night.

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Tuk had 1g and 3a in the game against Norway nice to see the production there against Norway lets hope he keeps it up the rest the tourny.

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Tukonen had two assists in Finland's win over Switzerland.

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Tukonen had two assists in Finland's win over Switzerland.
...giving him 7 pts in 4 games. Tied for 2nd in overall WJC scoring behind Kessel.

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...giving him 7 pts in 4 games. Tied for 2nd in overall WJC scoring behind Kessel.
and kessel got 5 points in that first game...

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I have tickets to the Sweden-Finland game tonight. Bought tix to quarterfinal game before I got up to Vancouver and instead of getting USA-Czech game I got this game, frickin great. Look for me in the stands, I'll be the guy with hair like Crusty the clown wearing a visor.

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the finland sweden game will be on tv in canada at 7pm TONIGHT!!!!!! **** i wish i didn't have to work

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Second period of the Swe-Fin game...still 0-0 but Lauri has looked very good.

Some early impressions (having only seem him twice or thrice): He looks like a good mid-sized power forward who likes to get dirty. He has good speed and strength to drive wide, and goes hard to the net.

In the second period of this game, he went so hard to the net that the Swedish defender who was covering him had his stick go flying out of his hand.

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01-02-2006, 08:18 PM
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Im watching the game as well. Tuks has been the best fin on the ice. I like the way he's driving to the net and in traffic.

Maguire had an interesting comment on Tukonen after he drove to the net but couldn't finish:

"Thats his life story" (as in he's always able to get to the net but can't finish)

Later Maguire said that he wont be a huge point producer in the nhl but can be a key contributor to the kings in other ways.

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Someone tell the Dick Vitale of hockey to shut up, and that no one likes him.

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Fins win 1-0 with 30 seconds left in OT. Great job by Tuks on the winner. He didnt score but he did get an assist and had 3 guys on him allowing the winning goal to be scored.

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Fins win 1-0 with 30 seconds left in OT. Great job by Tuks on the winner. He didnt score but he did get an assist and had 3 guys on him allowing the winning goal to be scored.
way to go tuk!!!!!

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Maguire had an interesting comment on Tukonen after he drove to the net but couldn't finish:

"Thats his life story" (as in he's always able to get to the net but can't finish)
Wait I coulda swore he was Finnish. Musta been a Lapp in concentration. Listen to that rain, dear.

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Rask was by far the best player on the ice. The Swedes seemed to pay attention to Tukonen. This was the first time I have seen him play and my impression is Alexander Frolov part II. If you put him in a 24 Kings sweater you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Rask was by far the best player on the ice. The Swedes seemed to pay attention to Tukonen. This was the first time I have seen him play and my impression is Alexander Frolov part II. If you put him in a 24 Kings sweater you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

A couple differences between the Tuks and Fro:

1. Alex is stronger on the puck

2. Tuks is more willing to go the front of the net/ whereas Fro prefers below the redline. Tuks has an uncanny ability to get to the open spot, another area where Frolov can improve.

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Pierre Maguire is an idiot.

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Pierre Maguire is an idiot.


I know I'm in the minority but I think he's great.

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I know I'm in the minority but I think he's great.
Hey, to each his own. I certainly respect your opinion.

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Pierre Maguire is an idiot.
Incorrect.

Pierre McGuire is actually a "MONSTER idiot".

I've saide it before and I'll say it again, Pierre McGuire hates anything that isn't:

a) Canadian.
b) Calgary Flames related.
OR
c) named Parise.

He also spent half of the pre-game and 1st period of the Norway-US game talking about how Phil Kessel can't set-up players and doesn't utilise his teammates.

Then he got 5 assists.


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Rask was by far the best player on the ice. The Swedes seemed to pay attention to Tukonen. This was the first time I have seen him play and my impression is Alexander Frolov part II. If you put him in a 24 Kings sweater you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
I made this comparison before back in September. Obviously they are not identical players but Tukonen reminded me very much of Frolov with his play down low along the boards. He protects the puck very well and has good vision. Time and strength and ice time will certainly help his game in the near future.

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