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06-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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Antero Niittymaki hired as scout

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=673065

Niittymaki was my favourite player so it's good to see him back with the organization.

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06-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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Positive for me. It is nice that multiple former Flyers want to be part of the organization.

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Very happy. Could be a great European scout. I've always like Antero. It's too bad that his hips went on him because he could have been a great goaltender in the league.

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06-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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Good move! I was a fan during his time here in Philly!

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Cool tapes. I love Niitty.

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06-05-2013, 02:36 PM
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Good news, I'm a very big Niitty fan. I still wear his jersey on occasion but I'm not just happy he's with the organization cause I like him, I honestly think he'll make a good scout.

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06-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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Awesome, European based scouts can always help. Welcome back Niitty!

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Always liked him. Glad to see him back.

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Cool, good to have a good Euro goalie scout.

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Awesome. Welcome back Niitty

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06-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Cool, good to have a good Euro goalie scout.
No offense, but how do you know he's a good Euro goalie scout? He has no experience as a scout. I am so tired of the inbreeding of this team. Its as if there are no experienced, talented european goalie scouts anywhere in the world, they have to give this job to a former Flyer with no experience. This team needs to start looking for talent at every rank within the organization, and stop hiring their buddies.

I know this is a minor move, but European goaltenders are the norm in the NHL now, and the inbreeding is really getting to me.

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06-05-2013, 06:56 PM
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No offense, but how do you know he's a good Euro goalie scout? He has no experience as a scout. I am so tired of the inbreeding of this team. Its as if there are no experienced, talented european goalie scouts anywhere in the world, they have to give this job to a former Flyer with no experience. This team needs to start looking for talent at every rank within the organization, and stop hiring their buddies.

I know this is a minor move, but European goaltenders are the norm in the NHL now, and the inbreeding is really getting to me.
Nitty isnt the only European scout on the team.... Adding him wont hurt.

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No offense, but how do you know he's a good Euro goalie scout? He has no experience as a scout. I am so tired of the inbreeding of this team. Its as if there are no experienced, talented european goalie scouts anywhere in the world, they have to give this job to a former Flyer with no experience. This team needs to start looking for talent at every rank within the organization, and stop hiring their buddies.

I know this is a minor move, but European goaltenders are the norm in the NHL now, and the inbreeding is really getting to me.
How do you know he won't be? You have to start somewhere at some point. He's been around the game for a while now, I'm sure he knows a little something about what to look for in goalies.

As for your other point almost every other organization brings back their own players in some type of capacity. When hiring someone you usually go with someone you're familar with and that's with most companies not just sports organizations.

Ilkka Sinisalo is still employed as a scout in Europe for us too so it's not like Nitty will be the lone scout there.

Anyway it's way too early to make any judgements of this move but I don't see why anyone would complain right off the bat about it.

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No offense, but how do you know he's a good Euro goalie scout? He has no experience as a scout. I am so tired of the inbreeding of this team. Its as if there are no experienced, talented european goalie scouts anywhere in the world, they have to give this job to a former Flyer with no experience. This team needs to start looking for talent at every rank within the organization, and stop hiring their buddies.

I know this is a minor move, but European goaltenders are the norm in the NHL now, and the inbreeding is really getting to me.
X-players still wanting to be a part of the team is a positive thing in my eyes. I also believe that if the Flyers didn't think he would've done a good job, he would not of been giving the opportunity.

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I'm glad he back in the organization. Nothing wrong with another set of eyes.

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No offense, but how do you know he's a good Euro goalie scout? He has no experience as a scout. I am so tired of the inbreeding of this team. Its as if there are no experienced, talented european goalie scouts anywhere in the world, they have to give this job to a former Flyer with no experience. This team needs to start looking for talent at every rank within the organization, and stop hiring their buddies.

I know this is a minor move, but European goaltenders are the norm in the NHL now, and the inbreeding is really getting to me.
I would go out on a limb to say that any goalie who's stuck in the NHL knows enough about what he's looking at to know a good talent when he sees it. It's not a position that you can succeed at without an at least somewhat analytical approach.

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Very happy. Could be a great European scout. I've always like Antero. It's too bad that his hips went on him because he could have been a great goaltender in the league.
Hope for the best. Good Luck Antero. Bring us a gem down the road.

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I had a beer years ago with Neil Little when both he and Niitty and Pitkanen were with the Phantoms. I asked Neil if he agreed Joni was our best prospect at the time and he disagreed, flat out gushing over Antero. Was convinced he was going to be a star.

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I had a beer years ago with Neil Little when both he and Niitty and Pitkanen were with the Phantoms. I asked Neil if he agreed Joni was our best prospect at the time and he disagreed, flat out gushing over Antero. Was convinced he was going to be a star.
To be fair, Niitty wasn't utilized very well here. He had a great start to his career, but then 06-07 happened. Hip problems were the real killer though.

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Are some people actually saying that hiring a goalie scout, who has actually played goalie for the Flyers, is a bad move? Seriously?

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