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WJC: Team Finland 2019 U20 WJC Roster Talk

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by ChicagoBullsFan, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Sanf

    Sanf Registered User

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    I definitely agree that Luukkonen is heavy favourite. I tend to remember that his junor goalie coach mentioned that he had very little goalie coaching behind him before he came to HPK. And that kind of shows. I have lived in Hameenlinna and seen him play here and there. He got lot of critic for being slow after the WHC. I think he is pretty athletic for such a big goalie. But he tends to overplay, make himself small and his save selections are pretty awkward (Don't really find good english term on it). HPK has been good enviroment for young goalies and Lehtonen (first) and Lehtola (now) has done good job. (Saros, Larmi and need to mention Salmenkangas too. Not maybe NHL talent but intriguing pro prospect)

    I just see Luukkonen bit more of long time project which might give outside chance to someone with a hot season.

    Have you info about Molder. Have relied only on stats and stories this season. Stats seemed to drop at the end of the season. Did see him few times in Pelicans, but in both games Pelicans was such underdog that it was hard to evaluate goalie in a flow. Really a wild card.
     
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  2. Tormentor

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    I don't know much about Mölder. I've read the articles made by Arponen and watched few of his games from MHL's official Youtube channel, that's about it.

    Here's one of Mölder's games from this past season if someone is interested, he's wearing a white jersey:

     
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  3. KawaYui

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    Ikonen had surgery today and is out for 6 months. He should return in mid November.
    Is he still be a lock for the team?
     
  4. AnishLoomba

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    how could he be a "lock for the team" when its impossible for him to make the team out of camp?
     
  5. KawaYui

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    what
     
  6. AnishLoomba

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    Never mind.
     
  7. Dr Pepper

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    I didn't realize there was another Honka.....is that Julius' brother?
     
  8. ChicagoBullsFan

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    Yes. Anttoni is little brother of Julius Honka.
    He played Finland's U18 WJC gold medal winning team this past April.

    Due to late birthday ( 5th October ) Anttoni is 2019 NHL draft prospect.
    He's projected 1st round pick next years NHL draft.
     
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  9. ChicagoBullsFan

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    What do you think?
     
  10. KawaYui

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    He should be healthy 1 month before the world junior starts.
    If its 6 month exact, he should be healthy November 14th. The tournament starts December 26th.
    Considering Ikonen played 2C for Finland last year and was expected to play in the top 6 again, I don't see why they wouldn't bring him even if it's as a 13th forward.
     
  11. ChicagoBullsFan

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    Yeah for sure.
    But lets see first how fast Ikonen recovers of knee surgery.
     
  12. ChicagoBullsFan

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  13. FinPanda

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    So our summer camp roster is:

    Goalies

    Annunen Justus, Kärpät Oulu
    Lehtinen Lassi, Lukko Rauma
    Luukkonen Ukko-Pekka, HPK Hämeenlinna

    Defenseman:
    Anttalainen Aleksi, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
    Honka Anttoni, JYP Jyväskylä
    Isiguzo Bernard, TPS Turku
    Jokiharju Henri, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
    Laaksonen Oskari, Ilves Tampere
    Latvala Otto, HPK Hämeenlinna
    Riekkinen Joona, KalPa Kuopio
    Räsänen Eemeli, Jokerit Helsinki
    Salmela Santeri, KooKoo Kouvola
    Teräväinen Eero, Lincoln Stars (USHL)
    Utunen Toni, Tappara Tampere
    Vaakanainen Urho, Boston Bruins (NHL)
    Vesterinen Saku, KalPa Kuopio

    Forwards:
    Engberg Teemu, HIFK Helsinki
    Heponiemi Aleksi, Kärpät Oulu
    Jokinen Janne, HPK Hämeenlinna
    Kakko Kaapo, TPS Turku
    Klemetti Aleksi, KalPa Kuopio
    Kotkaniemi Jesperi, Ässät Pori
    Kupari Rasmus, Kärpät Oulu
    Maansaari Olli, HPK Hämeenlinna
    Moilanen Sami, Tappara Tampere
    Nordgren Niklas, HIFK Helsinki
    Nyman Linus, Lukko Rauma
    Pajuniemi Lauri, TPS Turku
    Ranta Sampo, Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA)
    Seppälä Erkka, HPK Hämeenlinna
    Talvitie Aarne, Penn State Univ (NCAA)
    Vesalainen Kristian
    Virtanen Santeri, SaiPa Lappeenranta
    Ylönen Jesse, Pelicans Lahti
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    Nice to see Kakko.
     
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    Greater stuff.

    Jokiharju Henri, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
    Latvala Otto, HPK Hämeenlinna

     
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    Possibly without Heiskanen, Tolvanen, Kotkaniemi, Vesalainen, Jokiharju in this tournament.
     
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    So Lundell, Lindberg and Ikonen(injured) were cut from previous test camp
     
  17. TheFinnishTrap

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    Wait what? Heiskanen and Tolvanen probably won't be available because they will be in the NHL, but why would we not have the others? Vesalainen will be in the AHL, Kotkaniemi in Liiga and Jokiharju in WHL, so they should all be let to come.
     
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  18. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    What do we think are the chances Pajuniemi makes this team?
     

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