Hannu Toivonen potential?

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  1. Crusher20

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    anyone can claritfy is status as a young keeper? is he a potential star? superstar? no1 goalie? I got one is cards, Ultra Fleer Rookie Uniformity 21/25 signed. and i want to know if it is a good pull or not.. i know its a good pull but .. can it become a better one..

    thanks in advance

    if you want to see the cards, here's a look.

    http://le_psyco.tripod.com
     
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    He's looked like a potential star the way he's played this year, I'd put him right up there with Lehtonen, Fleury, and Miller. He's certainly the Bruins goalie of the future, for whatever thats worth. Ask a Toronto fan what they think of Hannu.

    He's been out with a broken ankle, which is why his name hasn't been out there as much.
     
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    Haha, I have no idea if his trading card will be worth anything, but Hannu Toivonen will be a superstar.

    It's only a matter of time until Boston finds a way to ship off Raycroft to create more room for Toivonen. He's definitely in the same class as Lundqvist/Lethonen/Miller/Fleury, and might every surpass a few of them.
     
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    interesting... thanks guys, i didnt know the hype was that big.. :)
     
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    Let's put it this way..

    He has more potential in the NHL than Lundqvist and I believe he has more natural talent than Lundqvist, Fleury, and Miller. Not to mention his ability to carry a team on his back.
     
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    Well said. :handclap:
     
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    sprained ankle, not broken..
     
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    More natural talent than Fleury? Wrong. But I do agree that he's a very good goaltending prospect who's likely to be a star.
     
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    You are really pushing it with Toivonen.
     
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    No, they aren't. He has franchise goalie potential, and whether you want to admit it or not, more potential than Lundqvist.
     
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    I really agree. Of course its hard to quantify why one prospect is better than the other, but I think Hannu's unique ability to cover the entire bottom of the net sets him apart. During scrambles, garbage goals on Hannu HAVE TO GO UPSTAIRS. It flabbergasts me.
     
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    lundqvist has a few years on hannu as well
     
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    Yeah, his flexibility is ridiculous. Men aren't supposed to be that stretchy. There are things he has to work on to get to that level of franchise goalie, but he has tons of potential
     
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    You're right, its badly sprained but only sprained, I was thinking of somebody else.
     
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    he will be half as good as all the crow eaters
     
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    It might as well be broken, though. As a goalie who had a high ankle sprain in high school, I can tell you that my orthopedic doctor told me that a break would heal cleaner and faster than a high sprain does. It shelved me for just about the entire hockey season...you can't push off or really do jack squat on your skates, which pretty much means you're worthless (and my teammates said I was exactly that regardless :D )

    MOC needs to thank his lucky stars that Thomas has been as good as he has, because the team is under no sense of urgency to push Toivonen back into the lineup. He needs to take his time and make sure he's right before he gets back in there, because he can easily re-aggravate the sprain and probably won't be 100% for the rest of the season.

    He's a heck of a talent, though. I won't get into the debate between Toivonen and Lundqvist or anyone else, but will say that he's definitely in that class and should be a quality backstop in this league for a long time. The sky's the limit...
     
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    Definitely a potential superstar goalie IMO.
     
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    Thats exactly what I was thinking when I said break, its a really bad sprain that might as well be broken. I've had sprains and breaks before, with the sprains you'd never know when it was healed. With the breaks, they're either healed or not.

    Had he not been injured, he'd be getting a lot more attention than he is. I wasn't sold on taking a goalie in the 1st round when they had Raycroft in the system, but I'm glad they did. He could be a star in this league.
     
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    potential superstar... but too young to prove anything. his injury will be pretty big to come back from since strong ankles are required for goalies to hobble around.


    sweet card though... I got a richards one, but it wasn't signed :cry:
     
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    I remember he got injured in the AHL last season (or the year before) and his first game back he was incredible. I think he only let up 1 goal :yo:


    I can't recall what the injury was though.
     
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    He had injured his knee (or re-injured it - I believe he'd had a bit of a wonky knee from before he came to North America three seasons ago). He had knee surgery, and was out for about 5 or 6 weeks, I believe, then came back into the line-up and played his backside off, enabling the Bruins to go all the way to the eastern conference finals in their quest for the Calder Cup (last season)... eventually falling to the Philly Phantoms in 6 games.
     
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    Lundqvist is already one of the top goalies in the NHL, so how can someone have more potential????

    How can you have more potential than GAA in the 2.0's and SV in the 920's in the best league in the world?
     
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    Yep :)...i remember they kicked the crap out of Nittymaki the game in the playoffs I went to lol...I think they scored 5+ goals...about the only time Antero had a bad game.
     
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    Do you not know what potential means?
     
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