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08-28-2006, 11:22 AM
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Iowa Stars question

Sorry to invade your board, but it has recently come up that I may be spending the next year or so in Des Moines. In which case, I'll immediately begin following the Iowa Stars. But I'm wondering, how do they look this year? Anyone to watch for in particular? Would be nice to have something to look forward to.

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08-28-2006, 01:26 PM
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Dallas took over Iowa last year . They are avery young team of mostly prospects. They need more AHL vets to compete on atop level. That said there are some exciting players to watch. Polak is the stars flashiest prospect who faded as the season progressed. I still think he can be agood scorer. Erikkson , a swede, and Lessard will challenge for spots in Dallas if not they are top line guys with 30 goal potential in Iowa. On defense, Grossman is asolid d-man and Scalzo is a good puck mover. Nickerson could be a crowd favorite as he had a ton of fights in Jrs. Other guys to look for include Lammers Fistric Lundqvist ansd solid defensive forwards hagos and Holtet

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Isn't Nickerson going to Finland, or was that someone else?

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Isn't Nickerson going to Finland, or was that someone else?
that was last year...
Nickerson and Hisey were sent by the Stars to Assat Pori

this year it'll be Tom Wandell and i think the other guy isn't named yet


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"The other guy" is already there. It's B. J. Crombeen.

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ugh...wow...Crombeen over there. Interesting

i had the hope it's again a forward + defender, so this year there're two forwards

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I heard today a rumour that Matt Nickerson could come to Porin Ässät also this season. It's only a rumour but i think very possible.

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I heard today a rumour that Matt Nickerson could come to Porin Ässät also this season. It's only a rumour but i think very possible.
Oh boy, would that be something! I´d say one physical and aggressive D, who can also skate, is all we need.

Ofcourse, rumours are rumours. And this one may have come from, I don´t know, Rauma...?

edit. and I forgat that his shoulder injury may take time from 1 to 2 months


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Heh, I almost forgot that Dallas drafts almost exclusively from Finland. It's a good thing I love the way Finns play hockey. That right there is something to look forward to. But it sounds like there will be some fun guys to watch. Thanks for all your input!

Though, I'm pretty bummed that I'll be back in Des Moines the season AFTER the two most exciting players the Des Moines Buccaneers have had since Erik Cole play. Lame.

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I think that a defenseman going over to Ässät is probably out of the question now. Naurov is now on the team too.

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yikes, that're 3 forwards now

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I know a guy up there who hits quite a few Iowa Stars games. These are a few of the guys he's pumped up about for this season:

Tuomas Mikkonen
http://hockeysfuture.com/prospect/tuomas_mikkonen

Dan Hacker
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=63202

Marty Wilford
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=24045

Mario Scalzo
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...id%5B%5D=62429

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i think Hacker & Mikkonen won't play a major role there

i like the Wilford-signing and he'll probably be the best of Iowa's own players

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Rumours, rumours...Nickerson may return to Finland, perhaps to get back in the rhytm after he has recovered from the injury. He has been connected to Jokerit Helsinki, their canadian head coach Doug Shedden may have something to do with it.

At the moment it seems that there would not be room for him in Ässät (the number of foreigners in a game roster is limited to four), we already have Crombeen (21), Naurov (21) and Wandell (19) from Dallas organisation and a 6th round Florida pick Peter Aston (20). Well, quite young quartet. You may have your doubts but at the same time it´s exciting to see how these young players will develope during the season.

Ässät has the youngest roster in FEL, average being 22,5. And even that is too high, atleast in the beginning of the season. We have only two players who have born in the 70´s. Both D´s and one of them, Marko Toivonen, may be sidelined in to the end of november, he has had a back surgery. Toivonen (6´5 / 235) is a physical and solid stay-at-home D-man behing the 2nd line, shoots right. Leaves a hole to fill but Ässät has an interesting, young and fresh team, let see how it starts and works out.

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I know a guy up there who hits quite a few Iowa Stars games. These are a few of the guys he's pumped up about for this season:

Tuomas Mikkonen
http://hockeysfuture.com/prospect/tuomas_mikkonen

Dan Hacker
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=63202

Marty Wilford
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=24045

Mario Scalzo
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...id%5B%5D=62429
Awesome thanks. A bit OT, but you wouldn't know anyone else around there (or maybe he would) that plays ball hockey or roller hockey? That's something I'm going to miss, and I don't know anyone that would be interested in those parts. Skill level isn't really important, as I've played with highly varying skill levels and always have fun (assuming people are cool).

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How many players is Iowa going to have from the Oilers this year?

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How many players is Iowa going to have from the Oilers this year?
i think Petersen for sure and maybe a 2nd player...

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