I've seen Tony Salmelainen play a couple times this year, and a couple times last year on hamilton (all on TV), and absolutely love this guy. He skates like the wind, busts his arse every shift, and seems to have decent offensive skills.
However, it seems that the Oilers already have a couple of these smallish, spark-plug type players (Torres) , so is there room for him in the line-up long term?
If not, what do oilers fans think would be fair compensation? (fron the canucks)
Just curious, I'm in know way suggesting this will ever happen (same division and all)
While Salmo is a little on the smaller side 5'9 180, Torres is by no means small (6' 210). Salmo has speed to burn, and he actually uses it to its fullest advantage. If he can't find an offensive element to his game, I'd love to see him adopt a Tikkanen mentality... I think he would be awesome like that.