Confirmed with Link: Pens Sign Finnish Defenseman Juuso Riikola

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  1. Shaffer

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    He was great for Finland at the worlds. One of our top defenseman. Good signing.

    E: Likes to hit, solid defensively and will bring some offense too. You are gonna like his clean and hard hits!
     
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    For real though, from the little I've read, he's a 2-way defenseman with strong leadership abilities. He was KalPa's #1 defenseman last year based on TOI, he was playing nearly 24 minutes a night.
     
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    Could you see him making the Pens out of camp?
     
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    Maybe, anything is possible.
     
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    Why not? Not going to pretend I know who he is or what he's capable of, but we could use some found money at D.
     
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    This organization is desperate for young D talent so I really like moves like this. No risk.
     
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    He was brought in to teach Olli some physicality.
     
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    Precursor to a Letang trade?!
     
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    Skimming over highlight videos the kid got a rocket, and can actually get it on net.

    That alone should get him into the show...

    He also can join the rush and has some fairly nifty moves for a Dman.

    Haven't seen any videos of him blowing dudes up or anything though.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Lets Go Pens!

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    Some one give me the cliff notes on Cough medicine.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Lets Go Pens!

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    Oh so he's what Olli should have developed into. Cool.
     
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    24. So he's NHL ready.
     
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    Is he better than Bengsston?
     
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    His footwork and first 3 steps are just... Awful. I really dont mind him as much as others. But you'd think footwork issues and initial burst could be worked on.
     
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    5'11" isnt that a little short for a dman?
     
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    If you're still living in the 90s yeah.
     
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    Ya I guess overall the average would be a bit taller, but not by much. There are and have been a decent amount that are under 6 ft.

    Enstrom, Spurgeon, Krug, Ellis, Goligoski, Karlsson

    Boyle, Rafalski, Timonen, Borque
     
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    You’re forgetting this board’s favorite player, Kris Letang....
     
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    I’ve heard that size isn’t everything
     
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