HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Hockey Talk by Country > Finland
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2

Team Finland @ 2010 U20WJC's

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
05-08-2009, 12:51 PM
  #1
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Team Finland @ 2010 U20WJC's

I thought that it might be a good time to start speculating about Finland's roster at the next U20WJC's. The tournament will be held in Saskatoon/Regina, Canada between 26th of December 2009 and 5th of January 2010.

The players to the first test camp at Vierumäki have been selected and the roster usually gives some hints about the players that are in coaches plans.

U20 test camp at Vierumäki 20th-22th of May:

Goalies:
Rasmus Rinne, HPK-90
Petteri Similä, Kärpät -90
Joni Ortio, TPS -91
Erno Suomalainen, Blues -91

Defenders:
Santeri Alatalo, HPK -90
Aleksi Elorinne, Blues -90
Teemu Eronen, Jokerit -90
Aleksi Laakso, Blues -90
Mikko Niemelä, Kärpät -90
Jyri Niemi, Saskatoon Blades - 90
Kristian Näkyvä, Blues -90
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki, TPS -90
Ossi Ikonen, JYP -90
Mikael Aaltonen, TPS -91
Tommi Kivistö, Jokerit -91
Nico Manelius, Jokerit -91
Sami Vatanen, JYP -91

Forwards:
Sami Blomqvist, Blues -90
Eero Elo, Lukko -90
Teemu Hartikainen, Kalpa -90
Jani-Petteri Helenius, Jokerit -90
Juuso Honka, HPK -90
Jasse Ikonen, Kalpa -90
Mikko Laine, TPS -90
Jani Lajunen, Blues -90
Matias Myttynen, Ilves -90
Ilmari Pitkänen, Jokerit -90
Petteri Rasi, Kalpa -90
Joonas Rask, Ilves -90
Matias Sointu, Ilves -90
Martin Tuominen, Tappara -90
Joonas Nättinen, Blues -91
Toni Rajala, Ilves -91
Teemu Pulkkinen, Jokerit -92

Coaches:
Hannu Jortikka
Lauri Marjamäki
Raimo Helminen

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2009, 01:00 PM
  #2
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
I compiled a list of some of the most notable eligible players. The bolded players are the ones that I would choose at the moment.

Goalies:
Joni Ortio, TPS -91
Petteri Similä, Kärpät -90
------------------------------------------
Veli-Heikki Mäenalanen, Tappara -91
Joonas Kuusela, Pelicans -90
Erno Suomalainen, Blues -91
Rasmus Rinne, HPK -90

Defenders:
Jyri Niemi, Saskatoon Blades -90
Kristian Näkyvä, Blues -90
Tommi Kivistö, Jokerit -91
Sami Vatanen, JYP -91
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki, TPS -90
Nico Manelius, Jokerit -91
Mikko Niemelä, Kärpät -90
------------------------------------------
Santeri Alatalo, HPK -90
Aleksi Elorinne, Blues -90
Mikael Aaltonen, TPS -91
Teemu Eronen, Jokerit -90
Ville Hyvärinen, Kalpa -91
Rasmus Rissanen, Kalpa -91
Aleksi Laakso, Blues -90
Lauri Kärmeniemi, HPK -91
Tony Vidgren, Lukko -90
Joonas Hurri, Pelicans -91
Ossi Ikonen, JYP -90
Jesse Turkulainen, Tappara -90

Forwards:
Teemu Hartikainen, Kalpa -90
Toni Rajala, Ilves -91
Mikael Granlund, HIFK -92
Joonas Rask, Ilves -90
Joonas Nättinen, Blues -91
Teemu Pulkkinen, Jokerit -92
Eero Elo, Lukko -90
Sami Blomqvist, Blues -90
Matias Myttynen, Ilves -90
Ilmari Pitkänen, Jokerit -90
Erik Haula, Minnesota Golden Gophers -91
Jani Lajunen, Blues -90
Iiro Pakarinen, Kalpa -91
------------------------------------------
Pekka Jormakka, JYP -90
Jani-Petteri Helenius, Jokerit -90
Jasse Ikonen, Kalpa -90
Martin Tuominen, Tappara -90
Petteri Rasi, Kalpa -90
Matias Sointu, Ilves -90
Miika Viinamäki, HPK -90
Joni Karjalainen, HIFK -91
Juuso Honka, HPK -90
Mikko Laine, TPS -90
Joonas Donskoi, Kärpät -92
Jere Sallinen, Blues -90
Joonas Komulainen, Kärpät -90
Jere Laaksonen, Lukko -91
Toni Kluuskeri, TPS -91
Jesse Mankinen, Saipa -91
Jaakko Turtiainen, HIFK -91
Teemu Tallberg, HIFK -91

-----------------------------------------------

Lineup:

Teemu Hartikainen - Mikael Granlund - Toni Rajala
Eero Elo - Joonas Rask - Teemu Pulkkinen
Erik Haula - Joonas Nättinen - Sami Blomqvist
Ilmari Pitkänen - Matias Myttynen - Iiro Pakarinen
Jani Lajunen

Jyri Niemi - Sami Vatanen
Kristian Näkyvä - Tommi Kivistö
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki - Mikko Niemelä
Nico Manelius

Joni Ortio
Petteri Similä

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2009, 01:27 PM
  #3
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Few additional thoughts:

- Goalie department is the hardest to predict and might also be the weakest part of the team.
- I think that Jyri Niemi, Kristian Näkyvä, Tommi Kivistö, Sami Vatanen and Veli-Matti Vittasmäki can be fairly certain about their spot at the team. The remaining spots are harder to predict and there might be some surprises.
- There seems to be quite a lot of skilled and somewhat small forwards available, so it will be interesting to see who of them will be left out of the team by Jortikka.

Anyone else wanna give a try at the possible roster?

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2009, 01:49 PM
  #4
hifk88
Registered User
 
hifk88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Posts: 919
vCash: 500
Good job. I agree almost 100%. Not sure if Elo is cabable of playing in a scoring line thought.

My lineups would be.

Teemu Hartikainen - Mikael Granlund - Toni Rajala
Sami Vatanen - Jyri Niemi

Teemu Pulkkinen - Joonas Nättinen - Sami Blomqvist/Pekka Jormakka
Kristian Näkyvä - Veli-Matti Vittasmäki

Erik Haula - Joonas Rask - Pekka Jormakka/Sami Blomqvist
Nico Manelius - Tommi Kivistö

Eero Elo - Matias Myttynen - Jani Lajunen
Tony Vidgren - Iiro Pakarinen (13th)

Joni Ortio
Erno Suomalainen

Should be a good year.

hifk88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2009, 03:13 PM
  #5
Jussi
No strings on me
 
Jussi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: Finland
Posts: 45,195
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hifk88 View Post
My lineups would be.

Teemu Hartikainen - Mikael Granlund - Toni Rajala
Sami Vatanen - Jyri Niemi

Teemu Pulkkinen - Joonas Nättinen - Sami Blomqvist/Pekka Jormakka
Kristian Näkyvä - Veli-Matti Vittasmäki

Erik Haula - Joonas Rask - Pekka Jormakka/Sami Blomqvist
Nico Manelius - Tommi Kivistö

Eero Elo - Matias Myttynen - Jani Lajunen
Tony Vidgren - Iiro Pakarinen (13th)

Joni Ortio
Erno Suomalainen

Should be a good year.
There's no way their going to break up Rajala-Granlund-Pulkkinen line. Those guys know how to play with each other, had tremendous chemistry from the get go. However, on powerplays I would park Hartikainen's ass in front of the net and put Vatanen on the blueline with either Rajala, Granlund or Pulkkinen (I'm not sure but they all may have played the line on powerplays).

Jussi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
05-08-2009, 06:38 PM
  #6
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hifk88 View Post
Not sure if Elo is cabable of playing in a scoring line thought.
Yep, that might be the case. I just wanted to add some size and strength to the second line, because the games are played in North America, but I guess that we don't have any other proper alternatives besides Hartikainen and he can only play in one line at a time.

I feel that only one of the "small but skilled" threesome (Blomqvist, Jormakka and Sointu) will make the team, because there's already other small forwards in the roster (Granlund, Rajala and Rask). Jormakka is probably the best of the bunch, but Blomqvist might have some good chemistry with Nättinen so I picked him. Also Matias Sointu might bounce back after his rough season and be close to a place in the team.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
There's no way their going to break up Rajala-Granlund-Pulkkinen line. Those guys know how to play with each other, had tremendous chemistry from the get go. However, on powerplays I would park Hartikainen's ass in front of the net and put Vatanen on the blueline with either Rajala, Granlund or Pulkkinen (I'm not sure but they all may have played the line on powerplays).
It would be nice to see that line together, but it would also be nice if they could find two lines that would score effectively. Anyways, pretty much everything is possible when Jortikka is making decisions. He will pick the players that he likes the most and you might permanently fall out of his favour just by making one small mistake. Be scared, be very scared, Jortikka is here to make his last dirty deed.

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-16-2009, 12:20 PM
  #7
Tony Piscotta
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hamilton Square
Country: United States
Posts: 776
vCash: 500
Goaltending question

Why Simila over the others on the list, especially Rinne? (I believe you're not as high on Suomalainen, admittedly still a work in progress, as some scouts are)

Also, should Sihvonen or Sulkanen have garnered consideration for this team?

I compiled a list of some of the most notable eligible players. The bolded players are the ones that I would choose at the moment.

Goalies:
Joni Ortio, TPS -91
Petteri Similä, Kärpät -90
------------------------------------------
Veli-Heikki Mäenalanen, Tappara -91
Joonas Kuusela, Pelicans -90
Erno Suomalainen, Blues -91
Rasmus Rinne, HPK -90

Tony Piscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-16-2009, 12:27 PM
  #8
Tony Piscotta
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hamilton Square
Country: United States
Posts: 776
vCash: 500
Defenders

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post

Defenders:
Jyri Niemi, Saskatoon Blades -90
Kristian Näkyvä, Blues -90
Tommi Kivistö, Jokerit -91
Sami Vatanen, JYP -91
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki, TPS -90
Nico Manelius, Jokerit -91
Mikko Niemelä, Kärpät -90
------------------------------------------
Santeri Alatalo, HPK -90
Aleksi Elorinne, Blues -90
Mikael Aaltonen, TPS -91
Teemu Eronen, Jokerit -90
Ville Hyvärinen, Kalpa -91
Rasmus Rissanen, Kalpa -91
Aleksi Laakso, Blues -90
Lauri Kärmeniemi, HPK -91
Tony Vidgren, Lukko -90
Joonas Hurri, Pelicans -91
Ossi Ikonen, JYP -90
Jesse Turkulainen, Tappara -90
Can you tell me a bit more about Niemela? Of the Karpat defensemen, I'm more familiar with Risto Mattila (should he have been invited to this camp?). I'd also be curious as to why both Hyvarinen and Rissanen from KalPa are left off your final list?

And what are your opinions of both Kivisto and Niemi? It seems that playing in the WHL maybe hasn't contributed to their development as NHL prospects - much like the forward whose name escapes me that put up fairly good scoring numbers and was drafted but never signed by the Calgary Flames a couple of years ago.

Tony Piscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-16-2009, 12:37 PM
  #9
Tony Piscotta
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hamilton Square
Country: United States
Posts: 776
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post

Forwards:
Teemu Hartikainen, Kalpa -90
Toni Rajala, Ilves -91
Mikael Granlund, HIFK -92
Joonas Rask, Ilves -90
Joonas Nättinen, Blues -91
Teemu Pulkkinen, Jokerit -92
Eero Elo, Lukko -90
Sami Blomqvist, Blues -90
Matias Myttynen, Ilves -90
Ilmari Pitkänen, Jokerit -90
Erik Haula, Minnesota Golden Gophers -91
Jani Lajunen, Blues -90
Iiro Pakarinen, Kalpa -91
------------------------------------------
Pekka Jormakka, JYP -90
Jani-Petteri Helenius, Jokerit -90
Jasse Ikonen, Kalpa -90
Martin Tuominen, Tappara -90
Petteri Rasi, Kalpa -90
Matias Sointu, Ilves -90
Miika Viinamäki, HPK -90
Joni Karjalainen, HIFK -91
Juuso Honka, HPK -90
Mikko Laine, TPS -90
Joonas Donskoi, Kärpät -92
Jere Sallinen, Blues -90
Joonas Komulainen, Kärpät -90
Jere Laaksonen, Lukko -91
Toni Kluuskeri, TPS -91
Jesse Mankinen, Saipa -91
Jaakko Turtiainen, HIFK -91
Teemu Tallberg, HIFK -91

-----------------------------------------------
Of the forwards left off of your list, who would you say the toughest decision was/will be? Also, do you know if Hartikainen is definitely going back to KalPa or is there a chance he will be in either Edmonton or the AHL next season? It's funny, but he was probably the player I was most wrong about when I attended Pohjola camp for the 1990-born players.

Of the players you keep, the ones I would like to know more about are Matias Myttynen and Iiro Pakarinen.

On the opposite end, why did you leave off Jormakka, Helenius, and Komulainen?

Tony Piscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-16-2009, 05:33 PM
  #10
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Why Simila over the others on the list, especially Rinne? (I believe you're not as high on Suomalainen, admittedly still a work in progress, as some scouts are)

Also, should Sihvonen or Sulkanen have garnered consideration for this team?
Similä and Rinne are fairly identical goalies; both are tall, lanky and have some problems with movement. Rinne is just more experienced in the international level, hard to say which one is better. Matti Hakonen and Sami Aittokallio could be closer to the U20 team than Sihvonen or Sulkanen, but then again I'm just guessing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Can you tell me a bit more about Niemela? Of the Karpat defensemen, I'm more familiar with Risto Mattila (should he have been invited to this camp?).
As I wrote in another thread: Niemelä is just a personal favourite of mine as I've seen him play a lot. He's a bit of a late bloomer and did grow some height during the last summer or so. He's still searching for his limits on the ice. His offensive game has improved a lot and he has started to take more responsibility. He's still making quite a lot of mistakes, but he's learning fast. He was brought into the U19 national team after the U20WJC's, but got injured in his first tournament in February. Played well in his second tournament in April and will attend the U20 test camp next week. He will practise the summer with Kärpät's SM-liiga team and I think that it will benefit him greatly. Will be interesting to see how he develops in future.

Mattila has some good offensive tools, but his defensive game needs quite a lot of work before he's ready for U20 national team. He's often caught out of position and he needs more strength. His backwards skating might also need some work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
I'd also be curious as to why both Hyvarinen and Rissanen from KalPa are left off your final list?
I just think that there are better defensemen available. My opinion might of course change once the tournament comes closer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
And what are your opinions of both Kivisto and Niemi? It seems that playing in the WHL maybe hasn't contributed to their development as NHL prospects - much like the forward whose name escapes me that put up fairly good scoring numbers and was drafted but never signed by the Calgary Flames a couple of years ago.
I think that Niemi has benefited greatly from playing in North America and has developed a lot, but I guess that Kivistö's season didn't go as planed. Seems that majority of the top European NHL players stayed in Europe until they were ready to jump into the NHL right away.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Of the forwards left off of your list, who would you say the toughest decision was/will be?
Let's just say that I think that Hartikainen, Rajala, Granlund, Rask, Nättinen, Pulkkinen, Elo, Pitkänen, Haula and Lajunen have a somewhat certain place in the team, although it's still a question mark how Jortikka will react to Pulkkinen's game outside the offensive zone. Other then that it's really hard to make selections and it's likely that more good alternatives from outside the list will surface once the next season starts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Also, do you know if Hartikainen is definitely going back to KalPa or is there a chance he will be in either Edmonton or the AHL next season? It's funny, but he was probably the player I was most wrong about when I attended Pohjola camp for the 1990-born players.
I presume that he will stay with Kalpa, because he's getting quality ice time with them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Of the players you keep, the ones I would like to know more about are Matias Myttynen and Iiro Pakarinen.

On the opposite end, why did you leave off Jormakka, Helenius, and Komulainen?
Myttynen had a rough season, like so many other Ilves forwards and I think that he offers more offence to the team than Helenius. Pakarinen is a fairly skilled and strong winger with a North American style of play. Jormakka is a hard one to judge and as I wrote earlier, he might fight for the same spot with Blomqvist and Sointu. Komulainen has a lot of great qualities as a forward, but he's only 5'6'' tall so a place in the team would probably require a lot of ice time with Kärpät's SM-liiga team.

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-23-2009, 11:58 AM
  #11
Granlund2Pulkkinen*
New Kid on the Block
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Country: South Africa
Posts: 39,942
vCash: 500
Why do you not have Mikael Granlund in the OP?

Granlund2Pulkkinen* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-23-2009, 12:06 PM
  #12
Jussi
No strings on me
 
Jussi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: Finland
Posts: 45,195
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Granlund2Pulkkinen View Post
Why do you not have Mikael Granlund in the OP?
Because he's not going to be at Vierumäki. He just had shoulder surgery and should join IFK's team training in July. On the other hand I guess Pulkkinen is suppose to be there but he had knee surgery since he was seen walking with crutches/a crutch at "The Massive" and apparently said he might not be fit at season start.

Jussi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
05-25-2009, 07:33 AM
  #13
The PRO
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 22
vCash: 500
WJC team could be...

Teemu Hartikainen-Mikael Granlund-Toni Rajala
Erik Haula-Joonas Nättinen-Teemu Pulkkinen
Matias Sointu-Joonas Rask-Pekka Jormakka
Ilmari Pitkänen-Jani Lajunen-Iiro Pakarinen
Matias Myttynen

Jyri Niemi-Sami Vatanen
Tommi Kivistö-Nico Manelius
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki-Kristian Näkyvä
Mikael Aaltonen

Joni Ortio
Erno Suomalainen
Rasmus Rinne

The PRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-25-2009, 10:40 AM
  #14
raystorm
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Country: Finland
Posts: 100
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by The PRO View Post
WJC team could be...

Teemu Hartikainen-Mikael Granlund-Toni Rajala
Erik Haula-Joonas Nättinen-Teemu Pulkkinen
Matias Sointu-Joonas Rask-Pekka Jormakka
Ilmari Pitkänen-Jani Lajunen-Iiro Pakarinen
Matias Myttynen

Jyri Niemi-Sami Vatanen
Tommi Kivistö-Nico Manelius
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki-Kristian Näkyvä
Mikael Aaltonen

Joni Ortio
Erno Suomalainen
Rasmus Rinne
This looks good. We have nowdays many good talents coming. And some of these are already "steal" player position to up.

There is a interesting pare Tommi Kivistö and Nico Manelius which both are Jokerit juniors. Maybe they can play together also SM-liiga.

raystorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-27-2009, 01:58 PM
  #15
Tony Piscotta
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hamilton Square
Country: United States
Posts: 776
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post
Similä and Rinne are fairly identical goalies; both are tall, lanky and have some problems with movement. Rinne is just more experienced in the international level, hard to say which one is better. Matti Hakonen and Sami Aittokallio could be closer to the U20 team than Sihvonen or Sulkanen, but then again I'm just guessing.
Good call on Simila. Apparently, Montreal Canadiens see the same potential. Thought Ortio went a bit higher than I expected he would but I guess Rinne Hakonen and Aittokallio are still a year away.

What does this draft say about Antti Raanta?

Tony Piscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-27-2009, 04:47 PM
  #16
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Good call on Simila. Apparently, Montreal Canadiens see the same potential.
I just tried to bring forth my opinion that there's not that big of a difference between Similä and Rinne, and that Similä has a chance of beating Rinne for a spot in the team. I had no idea that Similä might get drafted and I think that he still has a lot of work ahead of him with his agility, coordination and technique.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
Thought Ortio went a bit higher than I expected he would but I guess Rinne Hakonen and Aittokallio are still a year away.
Aittokallio is a 2010 draft prospect and might be one of the few Finns drafted next year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyVP View Post
What does this draft say about Antti Raanta?
I've stated my opinion about Raanta in here.

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-24-2009, 05:31 AM
  #17
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Roster to a 5 Nations tournament in Slovakia at the beginning of August:

Goalies:

Joni Ortio - TPS (Swift Current Broncos???)
Petteri Similä - KÄRPÄT (Probably moving to Niagara IceDogs?)

Defenders:
Santeri Alatalo - HPK
Tommi Kivistö - JOKERIT
Nico Manelius - JOKERIT
Mikko Niemelä - KÄRPÄT
Kristian Näkyvä - BLUES
Sami Vatanen - JYP
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki - TPS

Forwards:
Eero Elo - LUKKO
Teemu Hartikainen - KALPA
Erik Haula - OMAHA LANCERS
Jani-Petteri Helenius - JOKERIT
Jani Lajunen - BLUES
Matias Myttynen - ILVES
Joonas Nättinen - BLUES
Ilmari Pitkänen - JOKERIT
Teemu Pulkkinen - JOKERIT (Probably not moving to Kelowna Rockets?)
Toni Rajala - ILVES (Probably moving to Brandon Wheat Kings?)
Joonas Rask - ILVES
Matias Sointu - ILVES (Probably moving to Ottawa 67's?)
Martin Tuominen - TAPPARA

Jyri Niemi and Mikael Granlund are the biggest names missing from the roster.

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-24-2009, 06:48 AM
  #18
Panopticon
Registered User
 
Panopticon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Posts: 4,933
vCash: 500
Is Granlund injured?

Panopticon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-24-2009, 07:26 AM
  #19
Finnpin
Registered User
 
Finnpin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Posts: 9,624
vCash: 500
Not sure about Granlund but Teemu Pulkkinen is still injured what I've heard.

Finnpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-24-2009, 07:41 PM
  #20
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Just guessing, but that shoulder operation might still be preventing Granlund from playing. Or could the contract dispute prevent him from playing with the national team?

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2009, 12:14 AM
  #21
wings5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,505
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post
Roster to a 5 Nations tournament in Slovakia at the beginning of August:

Goalies:

Joni Ortio - TPS (Swift Current Broncos???)
Petteri Similä - KÄRPÄT (Probably moving to Niagara IceDogs?)

Defenders:
Santeri Alatalo - HPK
Tommi Kivistö - JOKERIT
Nico Manelius - JOKERIT
Mikko Niemelä - KÄRPÄT
Kristian Näkyvä - BLUES
Sami Vatanen - JYP
Veli-Matti Vittasmäki - TPS

Forwards:
Eero Elo - LUKKO
Teemu Hartikainen - KALPA
Erik Haula - OMAHA LANCERS
Jani-Petteri Helenius - JOKERIT
Jani Lajunen - BLUES
Matias Myttynen - ILVES
Joonas Nättinen - BLUES
Ilmari Pitkänen - JOKERIT
Teemu Pulkkinen - JOKERIT (Probably not moving to Kelowna Rockets?)
Toni Rajala - ILVES (Probably moving to Brandon Wheat Kings?)
Joonas Rask - ILVES
Matias Sointu - ILVES (Probably moving to Ottawa 67's?)
Martin Tuominen - TAPPARA

Jyri Niemi and Mikael Granlund are the biggest names missing from the roster.
I really liked Karmeniemi and Aaltonen's skills at the u-18, too bad they were not named but this is not the final roster anyways. Haven't heard of this u-20 tourny who else is included?

wings5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2009, 03:51 AM
  #22
slovakiasnextone
Registered User
 
slovakiasnextone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Slovakia
Country: Slovakia
Posts: 4,734
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
I really liked Karmeniemi and Aaltonen's skills at the u-18, too bad they were not named but this is not the final roster anyways. Haven't heard of this u-20 tourny who else is included?
The tournament is called U20 Summer Hockey Challenge and the other countries are Czech republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Germany. Actually the tournament has been played between this four countries for some time now and it was orginally meant to be a 4 Nations Tournament, but according to people from the Slovak federation after the WJC Finland has expressed that they want to play Slovakia more often that´s why they joined. Takes place from 4th to 9th August.

slovakiasnextone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2009, 04:21 AM
  #23
Tormentor
Registered User
 
Tormentor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too Far
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
U20 Summer Challenge in Puchov, Slovakia:
4-AUG-2009 (CZE – GER, SVK – SUI)
5-AUG-2009 (FIN – SUI, SVK – CZE)
6-AUG-2009 (GER – FIN)
7-AUG-2009 (CZE – SUI, SVK – GER)
8-AUG-2009 (CZE – FIN, SUI – GER)
9-AUG-2009 (SVK - FIN)

Tormentor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2009, 04:29 AM
  #24
slovakiasnextone
Registered User
 
slovakiasnextone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Slovakia
Country: Slovakia
Posts: 4,734
vCash: 500
Livescores should be here http://www.szlh.sk/uvod during the tournament and stats should be found here http://www.szlh.sk/statistiky/c-0003...ckey+Challenge

slovakiasnextone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-25-2009, 10:37 AM
  #25
wings5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,505
vCash: 500
Since the tournament is close their shouldn't the rosters be set?

wings5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.