Who would you like to see as starter for team Finland?

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  1. mattihp

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    King of arrogance, Runner up for Vezina trophy - Miikka Kiprusoff
    Inconsistant, Best glove hand in the known world - Vesa Toskala
    Unproven, Most promising european goaltender - Kari Lehtonen

    Who would you LIKE to see as starter for Team Finland?
     
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    Lehtonen or Kiprusoff...I really can't decide! :dunno:
     
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    1. Kiprusoff
    Starter. Mostly because of his great last season

    2. Lehtonen
    Young and very promising goalie. Lehtonen is better than Toskala imo. Should play against Germany.

    3. Toskala
    Back up for the two. Should only dress if Kipper or Lehtonen is injured.
     
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    If Miikka Kiprusoff is the king of arrogance, then I'm the king of Russia.

    The guy has trouble describing himself with three positive adjectives.
     
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    Sure, he doesn't give himself praise, but he is the first to complain about his team mates and the coaching of the national team.
     
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    1. Kiprusoff
    2. Lehtonen
     
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    Kiprusoff is the best choice, but hopefully Lehtonen will get one game. I've never seen him play but I really would after what's said about him.
     
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    Lehtonen
    Kipper
    Toskala
     
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    Kiprusoff would have to be considered the obvious choice given his last season.
     
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    Lehtonen
    Kiprusoff
    Toskala
     
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    Where are you getting this from? All I ever heard this year in interviews was Kipper saying he couldn't say enough about how easy the defense made the game for him. He is not selfish at all.
     
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    I am talking about on the national team, where he has a defense that is not intense, he should have nothing to complain about on the flames defense. On team Finland... while not playing very intense, they still play good and he'd go out and blaim them for losing a game.
     
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    That is true and should be that way, but if you ask me, I would like to see Lehtonen as a starter. Just for fun. He might be the best goalkeeper in the world in couple of years.
     
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    Markus Ketterer. Also I'd like to substitute Numminen for Jyrki Lumme. :joker:
     
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    If it is Lumme from his days back in Vancouver, then sure ;)
     
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    i think it will be close battle between Myllys and Ketterer. :banana:
    seriously .Kipprusoff will start and switched to Lehtonen after terrible first game against Tsekkosslovakia
     
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    It's only Czech republic :D I think you missed the two of them being split apart ;)
     
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    Isn't Kiprusoff the obvious choice here? There should be no question about it unless he is hurt. This is the guy that took the Flames to the Cup finals this year and has shown that he can win games by himself.

    Lehtonen is the best goaltending prospect in the world probably, but he's not proven just yet, while Kiprusoff has been successful at the very top level of the game.
     
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    Kiprusoff isn't very well liked among the finnish players, and also communicates very poorly with the defense, and when the defense's biggest lack (except overall size) is intensity, the communication has to be perfect for the team to achieve anything.
     
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    Oh please, huh?

    I know who Finnish players who do like him, Toni Lydman and Villie Nieminen.

    Anyways, its Kiprusoff. Lehtonen might be ready in two years for the Olympics, but not now.
     
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    1) Kiprusoff
    2) Toskala
    3) Lehtonen
     
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    Kiprusoff arrogant ?? :lol

    The guy turns red when a reporter asks him about how well he played. Unless you have a link to a story about his teammates not liking him, I'll have to chalk this one up as hearsay.

    1) Kiprusoff
    2) Lehtonen
    3) Toskala

    I don't think there was ever any doubt.
     
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    Funny. You have any source (other than your own twisted mind) for these accusations against Kipper, since I haven't heard anything like that.

    And for the question; Kipper should play, but I have full confident for Lehtonen too.
     
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    Lehtonen is a great prospect, but he hasn't seen top-level talent -- Kiprusoff and Toskala have. With the defense the Finns have, I play the more experienced keepers.

    1. Kiprusoff
    2. Toskala
    3. Lehtonen
     
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    Kipprusoff should start, but I would really like to see Lehtonen play afew games.
     
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