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02-16-2013, 03:29 PM
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1 game makes Armia a playmaker? I suppose he`ll be taking Koivu`s spot next Olympics...
He meant that his playmaking abilities are underrated.

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02-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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Fun fact: With the last two goals Armia scored he became the third player in the leagues history (that started in 1928) to score over 50 regular season goals before the age of 20 with his 51 goals.

Other two were Jouni Rinne, who scored 77 goals between 1973-76 and Matti Hagman, who scored 71 goals between 1972-75.

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02-18-2013, 01:13 PM
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Fun fact: With the last two goals Armia scored he became the third player in the leagues history (that started in 1928) to score over 50 regular season goals before the age of 20 with his 51 goals.

Other two were Jouni Rinne, who scored 77 goals between 1973-76 and Matti Hagman, who scored 71 goals between 1972-75.
And much more goals were scored per game in the 70s which makes Armia's record quite impressive. 15 goals so far this season and 9 games left. 20 goals should not be a problem.

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02-18-2013, 04:11 PM
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What a great talent this kid is. He should definitely be playing in the WHC. as i have said he is already the best finnish forward, and it's not even close.

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02-18-2013, 07:14 PM
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What a great talent this kid is. He should definitely be playing in the WHC. as i have said he is already the best finnish forward, and it's not even close.
I'm a Sabres fan and I can't believe that. Teemu Selanne and Mikko Koivu are better than Armia just to name of few.

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02-18-2013, 07:50 PM
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What a great talent this kid is. He should definitely be playing in the WHC. as i have said he is already the best finnish forward, and it's not even close.
What the **** are you talking about? Like seriously? Did he just say what I think he said.

I strongly disagree with this statement, STRONGLY!!!!!

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02-19-2013, 04:31 AM
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What a great talent this kid is. He should definitely be playing in the WHC. as i have said he is already the best finnish forward, and it's not even close.
Armia isn't even the best finnish forward in sm-liiga When he is on, he can be great, but he is just so inconsistent it's almost funny.

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02-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Armia with 2 primary assists again

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02-19-2013, 12:38 PM
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Armia with 2 primary assists again
Time for old man Koivu to pack up his bags.


Edit. But on a serious note he has been creating a whole lot of opportunities for his teammates in this game. Seeing again that he isn't just a one trick pony.


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02-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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2 points for armia again 1+1

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02-22-2013, 12:40 PM
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He have been really good after Dixon left. Let's see how he does at playoffs. Past years he have been an nonfactor at the playoffs.

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02-22-2013, 01:32 PM
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For Ässät's sake, I hope he wants to leave the league on a high note. He can do it if he wants to.

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02-22-2013, 01:40 PM
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Armia should be a lock for WHC.

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02-22-2013, 01:43 PM
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Armia should be a lock for WHC.
Jalonen doesn't even select Armia or Pulkkinen to his EHT squads, so I wouldn't count on it.

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02-22-2013, 01:56 PM
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2 points for armia again 1+1
Today another 1+1. Last 4 games: 3+6.

Ässät tallied today the 9th consecutive victory. Joel has lifted his game like the rest of the Ässät team since Dixon's departure.

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02-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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Playing his best hockey in Ässät at the moment in every area of his game

Just an absolute joy to watch him out there. There is still hope that he might possibly have chance to turn out ok.

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02-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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Playing his best hockey in Ässät at the moment in every area of his game

Just an absolute joy to watch him out there. There is still hope that he might possibly have chance to turn out ok.
He's a 6'4 1st rounder with good skating. He'll be given many chances in the NHL for sure

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02-22-2013, 03:57 PM
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He's a 6'4 1st rounder with good skating. He'll be given many chances in the NHL for sure
. . . with an NHL organization that is very thin at wing in the system and on the roster for that matter. Over the next year or two the should be plenty of opportunity to break into the NHL.

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02-22-2013, 06:19 PM
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. . . with an NHL organization that is very thin at wing in the system and on the roster for that matter. Over the next year or two the should be plenty of opportunity to break into the NHL.
Joel in, Drew out...Or at least demoted to the 3rd line.
I really hope this kid brings his A game to the NHL.

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02-22-2013, 09:30 PM
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Joel in, Drew out...Or at least demoted to the 3rd line.
I really hope this kid brings his A game to the NHL.
The best thing for Armia right now is to get away from his home town!
The compete level is pretty much there he just need to get away from his momma breakfeasttable.
BEAST! I say again BEAST! (will be if everything clicks. )
Three years from now. A MONSTER. I bet my front theeth.

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02-26-2013, 03:17 PM
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Looked pretty tired in the 4-0-win against Lukko on Saturday, but was one of the better players for Ässät today and was involved in most of Ässät's scoring chances. In overtime got the first assist in Ässät's 1-0-goal when his wrister from the point was deflected into the goal on the powerplay.

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02-27-2013, 03:07 AM
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When i've had the chance to see him play this season i've been impressed but somehow it hasnt showed on the scoreboard as much as i expected before the season. But now he's heating up, finally !

In his last 6 games, 10 points (3+7). Important goals and primary assists, keep it up Joel !

One of my favorite players and i really hope he can make the jump to NHL.

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02-27-2013, 05:14 AM
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What a steal this kid was. He is the best player from 2011 draft, clearly better than Nugent-Hopkins. If he only bothers to show up he is unstoppable.

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02-27-2013, 05:17 AM
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What a steal this kid was. He is the best player from 2011 draft, clearly better than Nugent-Hopkins. If he only bothers to show up he is unstoppable.
Yeah... No he is not.

Anyways, Armia has played well lately and his team is winning. I'm happy for him.

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02-27-2013, 03:38 PM
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The latest Ässät game, against Kalpa from Kuopio featured the football score, i.e 0 - 0 after 60 minutes. Not much of a game to describe to your grandchildren.

On the positive note, Armia was the decisive factor on the OT, with some magic hands.

Here's some footage, if only available outside Finland.

http://www.ruutu.fi/ohjelmat/sm-liig...-kalpa-2622013

Kid has the hands...

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