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03-17-2011, 04:36 PM
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Finns to NHL/AHL

Which finns are heading over to Northamerica next season? Is Pulkkinen, Granlund and Vatanen coming over?

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03-17-2011, 10:12 PM
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Which finns are heading over to Northamerica next season? Is Pulkkinen, Granlund and Vatanen coming over?
I bet Pulkkinen will play for Jokerit next year. Don't know about Granlund and Vatanen, they may go to AHL

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03-18-2011, 03:40 AM
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The players who already have NHL contracts: Säteri (SJ/went to AHL for remainder of the season), Lajunen, Engren (both NSH) and Rajala (EDM)

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03-18-2011, 07:16 AM
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Maybe Leo Komarov, Antti Pihlström, Janne Lahti. They are more like make the NHL team at camp or back to Europe...

Pulkkinen definately stays at least one year with Jokerit. Maybe Granlund too with IFK, not sure what plans Wild have. Vatanen who knows...army and SM-Liiga? --> personally I'd like him to see heading right away next season to Syracuse and then Anaheim.

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Id like to see Leo Komarov and Niko Hovinen give it a try in North America. I don't think that any of the youngsters are ready for the jump.

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I could imagine that Leo Komarovs style of hockey would work very well i NA. Otherwise it might be a good thing if the kids stay one more year and develop in Europe. I read some summary made by a poster called Quist that showed that european prospects that develop in Europe tend to have better careers than european players that develop i AHL.

Theres been quite a few finns lately that went over early to NA, put up points in AHL but never really became NHL-players. Perhaps they would have been better served by staying a extra year in FEL.

(I hope that most of the drafted swedes stay another year, except for a guy like David Rundblad perhaps that needs to learn how to use his tools on small ice and allready shown that he is too good for Elitserien.)

Any new interesting goalies from Sm-liga that might come over? Who is the latest sensation?

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03-18-2011, 11:16 AM
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Any new interesting goalies from Sm-liga that might come over? Who is the latest sensation?
some top free agent goalies:
Eero Kilpeläinen, Ässät
Iiro Tarkki, Blues
Pekka Tuokkola, JYP
Niko Hovinen, Pelicans

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03-18-2011, 11:25 AM
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to NHL: Leo Komarov (TOR?), Jori Lehterä (STL), Mikko Lehtonen (MIN), (Juhamatti Aaltonen)
to AHL: Sami Vatanen (ANA), (Mikael Granlund)

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Any new interesting goalies from Sm-liga that might come over? Who is the latest sensation?
Iiro Tarkki could fit the bill. Easily a top5 goalie in FEL for the last couple of years and regular at Euro Hockey Tour.
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php...r=7555&lang=en

Niko Hovinen could be one for the future. Has finally flourished under former NHL goalie Pasi Nurminen who basically made Antti Niemi a NHL player.
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php...r=7472&lang=en


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Personally would like to see Granlund come over to the AHL and develop and be closer on hand for the Wild. The Wild need help and quick. Becomes hard to watch at times seeing Koivu and Bäckström carry the team.

I have been hearing a lot of good things lately about Janne Lahti with his recent performance.

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to NHL: Leo Komarov (TOR?), Jori Lehterä (STL), Mikko Lehtonen (MIN), (Juhamatti Aaltonen)
to AHL: Sami Vatanen (ANA), (Mikael Granlund)



Iiro Tarkki could fit the bill. Easily a top5 goalie in FEL for the last couple of years and regular at Euro Hockey Tour.
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php...r=7555&lang=en

Niko Hovinen could be one for the future. Has finally flourished under former NHL goalie Pasi Nurminen who basically made Antti Niemi a NHL player.
http://eliteprospects.com/player.php...r=7472&lang=en
Jani Lajunen goes to NA thats about 100% atleast to the camp.

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03-25-2011, 11:37 AM
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Janne Lahti.
He was downright awful in the AHL. I don't think he gets another shot. Even though he had a brilliant season.

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He was downright awful in the AHL. I don't think he gets another shot. Even though he had a brilliant season.
I think he might get another shot by some team. He's way better than last time when he left to the NA and his points are really impressive. Moreover he has been good in the EHT games and he will get a chance to make it to the WC team.

So, I'm pretty sure that some NHL team will offer him a two-way contract but there's also lots of russian KHL teams which will pay him a lot of money.

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Granlund should hop right into Wild first line. cant be worse than Miettinen.. but yeah probably not

Where's Komarov's rights at? Is he a free agent if leafs dont sign him till what date? He could potentially become NHLer right away..

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Word out of Minnesota is that the WILD want to bring Granlund and Lehtenon over for training camp and would love to insert both into the AHL/NHL if they are ready.

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Granlund should hop right into Wild first line. cant be worse than Miettinen.. but yeah probably not

Where's Komarov's rights at? Is he a free agent if leafs dont sign him till what date? He could potentially become NHLer right away..
He is still Toronto property, but if the team does not sign him in thirty days after his KHL-contract is over he is a free agent. And yeah he really could have a good shot at making a fourth line in the NHL next season.

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Word out of Minnesota is that the WILD want to bring Granlund and Lehtenon over for training camp and would love to insert both into the AHL/NHL if they are ready.
I doubt Lehtonen (assuming that's you're calling Lehtenon) would want another season in the AHL.

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I think he might get another shot by some team. He's way better than last time when he left to the NA and his points are really impressive. Moreover he has been good in the EHT games and he will get a chance to make it to the WC team.

So, I'm pretty sure that some NHL team will offer him a two-way contract but there's also lots of russian KHL teams which will pay him a lot of money.
Yeah Lahti has improved a lot from the AHL times and only way KHL gets him is to also pay huge money for Jokerit and they don't need extra cash they need Lahti.

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I doubt Lehtonen (assuming that's you're calling Lehtenon) would want another season in the AHL.
But he definitely wants to get a shot to NHL. Lehtonen>Miettinen IMO. Wild could sign Lehtonen 1year 1way deal cheaper than Miettinen and see is he good enough to be NHL player in future.

I believe Janne Lahti takes his chance and goes to NA. I guess someone will offer Komarov one way deal and he goes to NA.

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I doubt Lehtonen (assuming that's you're calling Lehtenon) would want another season in the AHL.
Lehtonen really wants to check out Wild has to offer, he said so when the false rumour of him signing with a KHL team surfaced.

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Maybe Antti Pihlström?

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Maybe Antti Pihlström?
I'm pretty sure that Dallas will need him for sure, and as a JYP fan I'd love to see him playing in NHL. If not, Jyväskylä is his home

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i think granlund might go to the wild for next season i think hes ready but another year with HIFK wouldn't hurt him

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Flames have signed Joni Ortio. He'll be playing in the NHL next year.

E: Ment AHL.


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Flames have signed Joni Ortio. He'll be playing in the NHL next year.
good fro him hopefully he can become a good goaltender for the flames and finland

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How about Lennart Petrell? He has been a absolute beast in the playoffs. Potential bottom six player in the NHL?

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