Joel Armia looks lkike a great prospect! If you can get him take him.
Originally Posted by The Scouting Report
Armia has been the big wildcard riser in this draft thus far, and despite a bit of an average showing at the World Junior’s, he’s firmly entrenched himself as a Top 15 pick. Some may be a little leery of a Finnish player rising this much, but Armia is a big winger with a lot of offensive skill. He’s still a little raw and needs to continue to add strength and grow into his frame, but he has the tools to be a quality goal-scoring forward in the NHL.
As much as I could find... I'll update if more comes out
So it's fairly certain that headcoach Rautakallio is just giving Armia just some rest for the remainder of the reg. season and he didn't have the flue this week. A good decision since as a 17 yo rookie in a mens league he obviously needs some rest so he'll be 100% ready to go in the playoffs.
I hope this is in response to the first part of Burns4Norris' post, because in 5 years, Selanne will be 45, Koivu will be 40, Lydman will be 37, and Ruutu will be 42. I have a hard time believing they'll be in the Olympics at that time.
On different news. In a little interview in Jääkiekkolehti (=Ice Hockey Magazine) when asked "are there any wishes on which team would draft you?" he answered that Calgary was his favorite team younger, but it really doesn't matter which team will draft him and is the team from Canada or USA.