How are ex-panthers Kreps and Hagman fitting in? Is Kreps still an excellent PKer?
They are playing with Dragan Umicevic and the line is clicking quite nicely based on the practice games I've seen and read about. Constant effort and quality plays in both ends of the ice from both Kreps and Hagman. Haven't really observed Kreps' PKilling though
A bit off-topic, but other people might be interested also so replied here.
Juhamatti Aaltonen will decide about his future in the next few days. Kärpät is still a strong possibility. Mainly because his daughter lives in Oulu-area and he would like to spend more time with her.
^^ Confirmed. though the contract is atm only till November. Good signing by Kärpät.
From what I've understood, it's for the whole season but he has an option to sign abroads. Well, it's basically the same thing, although what you were saying would suggest that he could sign within SM-liiga for the rest of the season. Nitpicking over
Well there have been rumors of them having equipment issues during the pre-season, problems with paying. They claim to have increased their sponsorship income for this season but have almost empty boards and few ads on their jerseys. Check the Blues section at Jatkoaika.