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Winnipeg Jets select D Sami Niku (7/17)

View Poll Results: How do you feel about the Niku pick?
Like it 22 53.66%
Meh/unsure 19 46.34%
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06-27-2015, 12:30 PM
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Winnipeg Jets select D Sami Niku (7/17)

Sami Niku, D, JYP-2 (Finland)

A Finn!

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This kid's a mess.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...htm?dpid=86098

Simple Plan is your favourite band?!

Demba Ba, Demba ****ing Ba is your favourite non-hockey athlete?

I know they say Finns are weird but this is just too much.

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For a 7th round pick, I like it.

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I think he'll end up being the best defenseman that we draft in 2015.

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I think he'll end up being the best defenseman that we draft in 2015.
bold assumption. but can't help but agree

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This kid's a mess.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...htm?dpid=86098

Simple Plan is your favourite band?!

Demba Ba, Demba ****ing Ba is your favourite non-hockey athlete?

I know they say Finns are weird but this is just too much.
Trade him, something something character issues

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Is this the first Finn we've ever drafted?

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Fun fact: Sami Niku uses the same translator as Michael Spacek.

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Something suspect about this pick: not a centre! Must be a mistake.

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He's a Finn that can't speak English? Wut?


'edit'

Voted "Like it" but I actually know nothing at all about him. Only voted "Like it" because he's a defenseman and I think it was a good idea to draft at least ONE defenseman.

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Haha typical Finn But nice to see that Jets picked up a Finnish D.. Don't know too much of him.. Seen him playing maybe once or twice..

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Haha typical Finn But nice to see that Jets picked up a Finnish D.. Don't know too much of him.. Seen him playing maybe once or twice..
Character issues!!!!!!!!

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Despite him being a dirty Finn, I like the pick. He played in the Liiga, played in the WJC-20, etc. Put up decent numbers in juniors. Good pick.

But we should have picked Aho!

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Not American so 'meh'.

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Character issues!!!!!!!!
Well, there's no problem with the AMOUNT of character.

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Last year this guy was thought to be challenging for high round pick... Didn't meet expectations and went to being undervalued IMO.

Pretty good pick for a 7th rounder.

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Last year this guy was thought to be challenging for high round pick... Didn't meet expectations and went to being undervalued IMO.

Pretty good pick for a 7th rounder.
A little concerning that he went from high round pick in one year to low round pick in another.

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A little concerning that he went from high round pick in one year to low round pick in another.
It happens all the time and we're talking about a 7th round here.

There was someone else that happened to, and interestingly he is also a PCS cohort...
Some of us know him by the name of Toby Enstrom.
Not saying that's who he will be at all haha but ya...

It's basically people were hoping for more scoring in his short time in the Liiga and his defensive game needs a lot of work.

That's the thing about 7th rounders. This is the type of guy you want to go after. Either he was valid in falling and you got normal value, or he shouldn't have been and you score a home run.

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Aaaawwww, he sounds like Kimi Raikkonen-version of hockey player, like listening old barn doors squeaking in wind relentlessly and being a little awkward in same time.

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Despite him being a dirty Finn, I like the pick. He played in the Liiga, played in the WJC-20, etc. Put up decent numbers in juniors. Good pick.

But we should have picked Aho!
I'll show you who's the dirty Finn

And yes, Chevy should have picked Aho, he only scored the OT-goal in game 7 in Liiga-finals..

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Oh my! The guy's so stereotypical Fin, I can't take it (this coming from the fellow Finn). I love the attitude though. "I'm gonna show you all, I should've been drafted earlier". Which is actually not typical for us Finns. As we usually tend to be even unnecessarily humble in situations like this.
Anyway, always nice to potentially have another Finn on the organization.

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Aaaawwww, he sounds like Kimi Raikkonen-version of hockey player, like listening old barn doors squeaking in wind relentlessly and being a little awkward in same time.



I'll show you who's the dirty Finn

And yes, Chevy should have picked Aho, he only scored the OT-goal in game 7 in Liiga-finals..
I was also suprised that Aho didn't go earlier. And a bit sad we didn't get him, while we could have.

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Last year this guy was thought to be challenging for high round pick... Didn't meet expectations and went to being undervalued IMO.
He played a great season with men in Mestis which is the Finland's second highest league. 25 points in 39 games is pretty good for a rookie d-man. He was the clear number. 1 d-man for JYP-academy. Also made the world junior team and played some games in Liiga as well. Don't really see how his stock plummeted.

Excellent puck-mover who is a good skater. Biggest problem IMO is lack of muscle in the corners and defensive lapses.

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Isn't it a bit unusual for a Finn not to feel fluent enough in English to talk without a translator?

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