Discussion in 'IIHF World Championships' started by Douggy, Apr 2, 2004.
What do you think?
It`s hard to say, but I think that decision will be made between Nurminen and Kiprusoff. I would choose Kipper, because he`s having so fantastic season. Although Nurminen can be spectacular at times. Those two will propably be #1 and #2 for Finland, Lehtonen and Toskala are battling for third spot.
They would be insane if Kiprusoff wasn't the #1. Nurminen will be #2.
During the Thrashers game Pasi said in an interview that he will most likely not play in the WC. He said he is a bit sore and banged up and wants to come back for next season healthy and ready to go.
In that case, it might be Kiprusoff 1, Toskala #2, Lehtonen #3.
I would think Lehtonen would play in the World Championships
What about Jussi Markkanen????????
If Kipper plays Calgary far in POs he might be the starting goalie
I think this should be a somebody from europe, the goalies from NA havent had a solid performance in National Team for couple of years now. Problem is who from European leagues can be no 1.
It doesnÂ´t matter whoÂ´s the back up, we need good and solid performing no.1 goalie.
BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m would be good choice but heÂ´s "injured". Lassila is good today but yesterday he wasnÂ´t. Norrena is usually good as well as Markkanen, but they seem to have these "strange" selfasteam problems, specially in Leijonat.
Lehto has been better every year but he has very little international experience. So could Noronen be the one? Season in Buffalo was a bit rollercoaster -like: good game, bad game..
Well we shall see..
What is Hurme doing?
Ilpo Kauhanen could be another one..