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05-29-2007, 09:59 PM
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Pihlstrom sounds like a Jarkko Ruutu or Ville Nieminen clone, would the Finnish posterse agree?

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Pihlstrom sounds like a Jarkko Ruutu or Ville Nieminen clone, would the Finnish posterse agree?
That's who I've been trying to compare them to all day...although I was admittedly thinking Annti Mietinen from Dallas rather than Ruutu. I'm thinking of a Nieminen clone, but I haven't seen him ever play...although according to the YouTube fight clips...he can fight with either hand and certainly won't need too many pointers from Darcy on the fine points of fighting.

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Is this the Pihlstrom that the Devils drafted awhile back?

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Is this the Pihlstrom that the Devils drafted awhile back?
no ... you're confusing Antti with Tuomas Pihlman

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/teams/dr000051.html

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...id%5B%5D=76156

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Yep, thats the guy I was thinking of!

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05-30-2007, 12:38 AM
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Pihlström is a grittier and faster Antti Miettinen. Smarter and faster Ville Nieminen perhaps (with just a bit more hands as well).

Definitely one of my favorite players in the SM-liiga. Played for the wrong team, though.

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05-30-2007, 01:19 AM
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[QUOTE=EroSennin;9405863]Pihlström is a grittier and faster Antti Miettinen. Smarter and faster Ville Nieminen perhaps (with just a bit more hands as well).

A good comparison for Pihlström is Sami Kapanen, Antti is as quick and fast, as fisty, just not as high end as a player as Sami was at his prime. Both are extreme athletes, physically and mentally.

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05-30-2007, 03:25 AM
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Pihlström is a grittier and faster Antti Miettinen. Smarter and faster Ville Nieminen perhaps (with just a bit more hands as well).

A good comparison for Pihlström is Sami Kapanen, Antti is as quick and fast, as fisty, just not as high end as a player as Sami was at his prime. Both are extreme athletes, physically and mentally.
I would love for that comparasion to be true. I remember watching Sami Kapanen in his rookie season in Hartford and you could see that he had a long NHL future ahead of himself.

I really like the info we are getting on Philstrom and look forward to seeing him on the ice here in Nashville during either our summer conditioning camp (doubtful...usually for rookies, unsigned draft picks, and minor league free agents) or our training camp in a few months.

BTW, how do you get the "o" with the accent over it?

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05-30-2007, 03:35 AM
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One thing is sure that Pihlström is a fan favourite where ever he goes...

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05-30-2007, 04:23 AM
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next jarkko ruutu, and i love ruutus kind of players

particulary when they are playing in my team

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Pihlström is a grittier and faster Antti Miettinen. Smarter and faster Ville Nieminen perhaps (with just a bit more hands as well).
He surely doesn't have better hands than Nieminen, at least haven't showed that in Finland compared to how Nieminen have been playing at best in Finland.

But he surely have more speed and that will help him.

I think Flonaldo summed it quite well in his message.

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A good comparison for Pihlström is Sami Kapanen, Antti is as quick and fast, as fisty, just not as high end as a player as Sami was at his prime. Both are extreme athletes, physically and mentally.
Agreed. Pihlström just hits more and doesn't have so soft hands. Kapanen with a bit less offensive talent and even more energy&hitting.

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Comparing Pihlström to Finnish players is quite futile.

Ruutu hits bigger and is more of a pest. Nieminen is also a pest and excellent in front of goal. Miettinen and Kapanen are more skill players.

Pihlström hits, hits and hits some more. He'll bring tremendous energy of the bench. There isn't single moment on his shifts that he'll go into a stride, skate, skate and skate some more.

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05-30-2007, 06:48 AM
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BTW, how do you get the "o" with the accent over it?
From my Finnish keyboard

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BTW, how do you get the "o" with the accent over it?
Umlaut (¨) + o. Or from your character map (copy-paste).

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BTW, how do you get the "o" with the accent over it?

There are special keys (ALT+numbers from numpad, not the number keys over the letter keys), but they don't seem to work in my browser so I have to type in notepad and paste it here. ö is alt+148 or alt+0246. There are other ways too, you can google it. There's a character map program that comes with windows that lets you copypaste most if not all special characters as well, I think (start->run->charmap.exe).

Here's a link that might help:

http://faculty.mansfield.edu/bholtma...an/acchars.htm

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Interesting signing for sure. I'm not quite sure what to think about it, i love his game and he has a ton of energy every time he goes on the ice but at the same time he doesn't quite have the frame to be a truly devastating hitter. If he was 3-4 inches taller and 20-30 pound heavier i wouldn't want to be a d-man on the ice against him.

Not a spark plug, 190 pounds of high-explosives is more accurate.

I think he'll give Tootoo and Nichol a run for their money for a roster spot but will go down to minors if need be.

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yeah... I think that it's been mentioned that Nichol has probably seen his last days here because of penalties; and it's been mentioned that Tootoo has probably out lived his 'usefulness' because of the Robidas incident. Maybe this guy is being looked at to replace them in the energy/agitator role? Or as put by someone else he could motivate someone to step their game up.

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Pihlström - Nichol - Tootoo

Too bad their first names don't make PIM.

5'11 and 2 in the sin bin line.

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Nichol is a UFA.

This guy is probably Tootoo's lower line replacement, since you can bet Tootoo will be a top six player most of the year for us, next season

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05-30-2007, 10:29 AM
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Nichol is a UFA.
I know, just having some fun.

Nichol would probably come cheap though....

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I would rate him somewhere close with Ville Nieminen on physical play.

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http://www.nelonen.fi/sm-liiga/top5/jakso10/default.htm

Look at this, the fourth one from the video. He is a skating machine and same kind of player like Jordin Tootoo.

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Please go back to the Kapanen comparisons, and stay away from any words like Too, two, or to.

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