2017-2018 liiga talk

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  1. Artuma

    Artuma Habanero

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    Good to see TPS rolling so well, we've had a rough time after the last championship. And the rumors of Juolevi joining in are getting strong, it's gonna be a very interesting season in Turku.
     
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    I agree. Quietly... they look good.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Any reviews of Texier the Jackets prospect?
     
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    https://hifk.fi/liiga/2017/nybondas-muutoksia-ifkn-urheilutoiminnassa/

    HIFK will make changes their sport management.
    GM Tom Nybondas will get transferred other duties and he's not GM after this season.

    Priorities on HIFK's sport management changes are next.
    Junior work
    Player development
    Scouting.
    Possible affiliate team ( some Mestis team likely.)
    Planning and developing practicing facilities.
     
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    At what point do we talk about possible favourites to win Kanada-malja?

    I have a feeling TPS may clinch it this year although Kärpät and JYP are strong.

    Tappara have surprised me after seeming invincible in CHL before the Liiga season began.

    Ilves and HPK haven't be great despite predictions.
     
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    SoupyFIN #CatsAren'tComing

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    TPS and Kärpät have overachieved so far IMO. Not saying they're bad teams, but they shouldn't be 1-2 in the standings.

    Tappara will get their engine going eventually, or I'd be very surprised if they didn't. Tappara and JYP have a lot of depth, so they'll be able to withstand injuries better than the other top half teams.

    Tappara/JYP
    <small gap>
    TPS/Kärpät/Lukko
    <big gap>

    The rest is a complete crapshoot.
     
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    Doesn't really matter even if Tappara won't get their engines going in the whole regular season, they will still be a guaranteed top 6 team and probably the favorites to win the cup, along with JYP. TPS still looks good even though we're already dealing with major injuries but the depth, especially at D, is a problem. Lukko and Kärpät are solid too, and people shouldn't underestimate Pelicans who can beat anybody on a good night.
     
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    I've always liked Pelicans, from their colours, history and that I have a friend from Lahti.

    If, and it's a big if, Tappara crashed out, the whole play-offs would be wide open and I wouldn't be surprised if Pelicans at least made the final.
     
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    IFK winning well against TPS. 1-4 with nine minutes to go.
     
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    To put Carlsson on the 4 line wake him up.
     
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    Carlsson needed that wake up.
    Now he just needs keep that scoring mood on if he wants Sweden's Olympic team.:D:D
     
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    KalPa seem to to be suffering from a hangover after last season's final. Was losing their coach Pekka Virta the biggest factor in their slack season so far?
     
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    They also had a huge turnover of players.
     
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    I think he's still Wild's prospect.
     
  18. FinnHockeyFan

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    Yes for now.

    But Kahkonen's NHL draft selection expires next summer ( 4 yrs rule).
    And wild will loss Kahkonen's player rights if they won't sign him.
     
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    I think they will re-sign him, even if they are set in goal at the moment, I don't think they have good goalie prospects other than Kaapo. I think Minnesota would be a good place for him to develop.
     

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