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12-12-2011, 11:14 AM
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Bolts sign Antti Miettinen (2 years, one-way), claimed by WPG

Erik Erlendsson @erlendssontrib Tampa Bay has signed Antti Mietttinen, that's why he's on waivers, but might have some immigration issues, so won't play right away


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12-12-2011, 11:16 AM
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not thrilled about it

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Just a bad move, the guy can miss the net with the best of them, but with the shortage of forwards right now i guess it makes sense

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Marty could be out for awhile, Connolly has been loaned, Blair Jones is useless. I like this. Mietttinen can fill in the Top 6 if he has too. A top 9 tweener for pretty much his whole career, which is what he need right now.

But the most important fact about this? We now have a Fin again.

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Miettinen is better than Jones and with Connolly away im fine, low risk move.

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Along with Hedman and MAB, he'll fit right in with the "Missed the net" club anyway.

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But he can still be claimed by another team, aye? Hopefully SFY will stare at any GM and make them think twice about it!

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12-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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Snow will claim him, and toll his contract when he refuses to show up.

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But he can still be claimed by another team, aye? Hopefully SFY will stare at any GM and make them think twice about it!
Yep, just like Nabokov last season.

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I like this move a lot.

We've been missing a certain Finnish player and now we have one. Seriously we've been asking for a move to be made for to add some new blood to our team with a guy who better than Balir Jones, and now we've finally done something. He's an upgrade on our team for sure.

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Noob question alert.

He doesn't play tonight correct? Or does he?

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Noob question alert.

He doesn't play tonight correct? Or does he?
He has to pass through waivers so he's not actually ours yet, but hopefully his deal being at 2 years might be enough to scare some teams off from trying to grab him. And then Antti also might have some immigration issues, so yeah he won't be playing tonight but hopefully soon if everything works out.

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Noob question alert.

He doesn't play tonight correct? Or does he?
Two days bare minimum to pass through waivers. Reading that there are immigration issues so probably longer than that.

Love this signing. The guy is feisty, and even if he can't score goals, he's scored at least 15 of them over the last four NHL seasons....so uh, I'll take that over 2 goal offensive juggernaut Shannon.

If you want to compare him directly to Bergenheim, Thor was much more physical, and had excellent board work. Mittens is all about positional defense, and plays smart. Kind of like Drew Miller defensively and in the neutral zone, and Moore in the offensive third, just going off the top of my head.

Will fit in nicely, especially on the Moore-Downie line.

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There is a word in Finnish to perfectly describe what you're getting at. Sisu.

There is no direct translation apparently, but it loosely translates as a "strength of will" and "Perseverance".

If he can convey sisu to the rest of the players, or at least loan us some of it, it'll be a value add.

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Two days bare minimum to pass through waivers. Reading that there are immigration issues so probably longer than that.
Source? I checked the CBA, and it doesn't mention a specific length of time for 'return waivers'. Since he was waived today (Monday) we should know his fate tomorrow.

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There is a word in Finnish to perfectly describe what you're getting at. Sisu.

There is no direct translation apparently, but it loosely translates as a "strength of will" and "Perseverance".

If he can convey sisu to the rest of the players, or at least loan us some of it, it'll be a value add.
I think Phil Collins wrote a song about that.


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Source? I checked the CBA, and it doesn't mention a specific length of time for 'return waivers'. Since he was waived today (Monday) we should know his fate tomorrow.
DC is also saying we'll know tomorrow @ noon.

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Does anyone know what sort of immigration issues he's facing?

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He even played 20+ minutes per game several times last season: http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id...02011&view=log

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Does anyone know what sort of immigration issues he's facing?
Probably a work visa.

Brian Elliot had to miss two games when he was traded from Ottawa to Colorado (due to his Canadianosity) until he got his visa.


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I guess the finnish media got it the wrong way around, they were speculating (with their always-so-credible-inside-sources ) a couple weeks ago that he would have to settle for a 1 year 2-way contract, and he got a 2 year 1-way deal.

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Meh. I don't feel strongly either way about this.

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Meh. I don't feel strongly either way about this.
This kinda. I mean...don't we already have 4 versions of this type of player? Whatever.

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