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Sabres Selection, #16 Overall Joel Armia, RW

POSITION: Right Wing
SHOOTS: Right
TEAM: Assat (Finland)
BORN: May 31, 1993
Height: 6’-3”
Weight: 190 Lbs

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Strengths: A goal scorer with enviable size and mobility. Has very nice size with more room
to grow and can already play an effective game against men because of his frame. Has a long
skating stride that is powerful and generates good speed. Handles the puck well, protecting it
and shows confidence, always wanting the puck on his stick. Nice creativity and makes plays
as well as being a solid goal scorer. Has good vision and offensive awareness. A true finisher
with impressive natural instincts. While not a bruiser he does use his size and reach to protect
the puck and bull his way to the front of the net.

Weaknesses: While he does have a nice pro-type frame already, he is all limbs right now and
needs to fill out somewhat with a good 20 pounds of muscle. Hopefully with added strength
his physical game will improve and he can become dominant along the wall. Tends to go
through stretches of inconsistent effort levels and can seem uninterested on the ice. A boost
to his effort level might be the difference betwen becoming a solid pro and an all-star offensive
contributor. Has slow feet off the mark and needs to pick up a step in his initial two steps.

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Armia it is.

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Very raw but huge potential.

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Never thought he'd be available where they pick. I like it.

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Hmmmm, not sure. Hot sister though.

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I really like it . Even more than McNeill, actually.

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Can't argue with the pick.

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"Weaknesses - Questionable work ethic, would rather poke check than hit an opponent, lacks competitiveness."

SOUNDS AWESOME

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Very raw but huge potential.
Yes. Completely happy about it.

I like how fast they were deciding to pick him. Good sign they rated him pretty high.

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Inconsistent effort, huh? Fits in well with this group....

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I heard that he plays Center sometimes

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I was unimpressed at the WJC's but at 16, this is a good pick. The kid can score, has a big frame and is already playing against men.

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Hmmmm, not sure. Hot sister though.
They can draft her in the second round.

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Boom or bust. If he developes well he could be +40 goal scorer in NHL. Soft hands, good at protecting puck, underrated playmaking skills, Monster shot.

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A guy that scores 29 points in the highest Finnish league in his draft year with size and a lot of raw skill can't be a bad pick at #16.

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Shoulda traded back, especially with Beaulieu still on the board, someone had to be interested. With that said, I dont hate the pick.

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this kid better learn how to play center ...real f*in quick

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I wanted McNeil but I'll give the kid a shot.

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Congratulations, you got much better pick at 16th than Wild got at 10th...

Armia is a big scoring winger with huge upside, bit raw though. You'll gonna get good updates about his performances throughout the season.

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I'm volunteering to keep you guys updated about Armias next season, since the dude lives like a mile away from me, and, obviously, plays for my hometown team.

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