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11-26-2012, 04:10 PM
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Not a fan of Ristolainen. IMO Määttä is much better in pretty much everything.
There are things that people want to see Ristolainen improve, but overall he's a pro friendly prospect and in some areas he's definitely better than Määttä. The difference is notable when you compare their physical tools. Ristolainen is taller, has a longer wingspan and is a stronger skater. He’s a better hitter and has a notable physical presence on the ice. He can take opponents to the boards, separate them from the puck and win a good number of battles. He’s an old school lumberjack, but also capable of moving the puck under pressure and going end-to-end when the opportunity presents itself. He’s a unique talent in Finnish hockey.

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There are things that people want to see Ristolainen improve, but overall he's a pro friendly prospect and in some areas he's definitely better than Määttä. The difference is notable when you compare their physical tools. Ristolainen is taller, has a longer wingspan and is a stronger skater. He’s a better hitter and has a notable physical presence on the ice. He can take opponents to the boards, separate them from the puck and win a good number of battles. He’s an old school lumberjack, but also capable of moving the puck under pressure and going end-to-end when the opportunity presents itself. He’s a unique talent in Finnish hockey.
Plus he occasionally loses his guy on defense like all the best all time Finnish dmen...

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11-27-2012, 01:08 AM
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Plus he occasionally loses his guy on defense like all the best all time Finnish dmen...
Show me a D-man from any country who doesn't do this AT ALL and I'll show you the love child of Nick Lidström and Asgårdian God Odin.

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Plus he occasionally loses his guy on defense like all the best all time Finnish dmen...
Nagano 98' Semi-Final, Pavel Bure (5) - Finland (4):



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