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.
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.
"It's still All In to me dammit." - Felonious Python
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.
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.
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.