I was wondering how he was doing so far in the preseason games. I've been reading through the threads and have not seen much written. Do you think he is going to make the regular season roster or is he in danger of playing for the wolves?
Thats the kind of play i expected from kukkonen, he was the best defenceman in finnish league last year and one of the best in WC's, i was sure he would do just fine in the NHL too.. on his first trip there in 2003-04 he wasnt ready enought and many people here in finland thought he wouldnt become an nhl level defenceman ever... mostly because when you think of him as an individual player you can hardly see any aspect of his game that is so special, not super fast,not the hardest shot, not the biggest size.. But then again, he has it all what it takes. Only thing really special like someone mentioned is that he is superiour calm and solid with the puck, no hazards, great passes, and usually he knows when to shoot it from the
I always thought that with 20minutes per game would really show how good he is, and now that chicago has given him a real oppoturnity, i think he will thank you guys for it by playing himself a good and long NHL career..