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04-18-2007, 03:13 PM
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The official Toni Rajala thread

I have heard and read some things on this kid, I am wondering what you guys think of him and if you think he will be a star in the NHL eventually?

I know it's hard to judge right now, but any info on this kid would be nice.

What kind of player is he? Is he a skilled puck handler, fast skater, good shot?

And is he supposed to come out in Tavares's draft? 2009?

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04-18-2007, 03:27 PM
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Iv'e only red one thing on him, and dont know much, but it said he could be the first Finnish born superstar in a long time, yes superstar. But eh, thats just what i read, so I'm not too sure.

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04-18-2007, 04:46 PM
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I read he is breaking every finnish junior league record right now, is this true?

what are the strengths of his game?

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And is he supposed to come out in Tavares's draft? 2009?
That's going to be a good draft I think, with Tavares and some of the biggest Finnish and Swedish future hopes being eligible that year. Not sure about the Russians, because I don't remember when Kuchin and Kitsyn are eligible, but if they are that year, it's definitely supposed to be an awesome year.

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I've heard comparisons to Koivu, but that could just be based on how important he might be to Finnish hockey. I've also heard that Pulkkinen (who's going to eligible in 2010, a year later than Rajala) is going to be better.

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I've also heard that Pulkkinen (who's going to eligible in 2010, a year later than Rajala) is going to be better.

Yeah, Pulkkinen is scoring even more than Rajala was last year.

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That's going to be a good draft I think, with Tavares and some of the biggest Finnish and Swedish future hopes being eligible that year. Not sure about the Russians, because I don't remember when Kuchin and Kitsyn are eligible, but if they are that year, it's definitely supposed to be an awesome year.
kuchin is 09 and kitsyn is 2010.

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I need a Picture of Toni Rajala

He's a prospect from the 2009 draft

Does anybody have a pic (Google/Yahoo/AJ/Dogpile dont work with him)

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Here ya go Tyler

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Thanks!

But I was thinking more along the lines of him actually playing?

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he looks like he is 12

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05-10-2007, 06:50 PM
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he looks like he is 12
We finns are weird

We don't start maturing until 17-20


But I had stubble and stuff when I was 16 because of my mom's genes.

My brother is his age and he looks 12 also.

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he looks like he is 12
That's from last year's Pohjola camp, he was 14.

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We finns are weird

We don't start maturing until 17-20


But I had stubble and stuff when I was 16 because of my mom's genes.

My brother is his age and he looks 12 also.


thats pretty funny

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Yea it'll be pretty funny when Hudler and Filpulla are saving the Redwing's butt's

anybody got a pic of Rajala playing though?

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But I had stubble and stuff when I was 16 because of my mom's genes.
Interesting.

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I actually need to find out how to either say

'Toni Rajala Videos' in Finnish

Or I need to know where to find clips of him playing

Trust me you will not regret helping me out.

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He's a pretty good skater, he has a magical puck handling, and goal scoring isn't problem for him.

I think he could be the Next One in finnish hockey, if he evolves same way as he has evolved until now.


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I've heard comparisons to Koivu, but that could just be based on how important he might be to Finnish hockey. I've also heard that Pulkkinen (who's going to eligible in 2010, a year later than Rajala) is going to be better.
Yeah, I think that might be right. Here's some statistics when they played in C-juniors (both of them played in one year older's leagues) :

Games Goals Assists Points

RAJALA Toni 13 26 20 46
PULKKINEN Teemu 11 21 22 43

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Yeah, I think that might be right. Here's some statistics when they played in C-juniors (both of them played in one year older's leagues) :

Games Goals Assists Points

RAJALA Toni 13 26 20 46
PULKKINEN Teemu 11 21 22 43
why the hell are they playing junior-C when they are absolutely dominating??????

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Rajala is at the moment in the Ilves junior-A team practise group as the youngest player.
http://www.ilves.com/a-joukkue.php

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Rajala is at the moment in the Ilves junior-A team practise group as the youngest player.
http://www.ilves.com/a-joukkue.php
sorry, off topic.


is joonas rask tuukka's brother??

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07-12-2007, 11:27 AM
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And Pulkkinen is practising now with Jokerit B-juniors.
http://www.jokerit.com/junnut/0607/j...ueet&alasivu=b

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sorry, off topic.


is joonas rask tuukka's brother??
Yeah, he is.

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