WJC: Finland 2020 Roster Talk

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  1. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Puistola possibly out from the WJC's after a hit to the head. Nothing sure though.
     
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    That hit was so dirty. There is only 3 weeks to the wjc, so I don't think that Patrik is going to be there.
     
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    One after the other, man we don't have any luck. Best wishes to Puistola.
     
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    With Lundell injured, Nordgren having no time to recover to his full potential, Puistola gone... Hopefully he can recover fast without any symptoms. Poor kid.
    I would almost say Maccelli is the only potential game winning forward. This team will almost remind me of the mens W.C. team because of the injuries and i would now consider a medal as something surprising.
    Annunen can perform like Lankinen on junior level if we are lucky. Our right handed D´s can perform like Mikko Lehtonen and Jokiharju if they have a good tournament, but who will take the role as this teams Anttila & Kakko?
     
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  5. JabbaJabba

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    Hopefully defence and goaltending take the Finns far.
     
  6. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Lundell was on the camp roster.
     
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    It was only Team Finland's U20 WJC preliminary list.
    Official Team Finland U20 WJC training camp roster announcement is next week.
     
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    That was the case also in 2019 junior and men's tournament. Center is an area of strength if Lundell makes it this team.
     
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    Lundell has elbow injury and he's still 5 weeks out of games.
    There's no sense for Lundell go to play in U20 WJC's if / when that elbow injury is not recovered
    or healed so well as it should be.

    One U20 WJC' tournament is not a worth of risk
    that elbow injury what Lundell has now gets worse or it happens again.

    Lundell doesn't have nothing to prove is U20 WJC's he's already U20 WJC gold medalist.
    And being honest he should put all in to make Team Finland's IIHF men's worlds roster like Kakko did.

    PS
    Lundell is graduated from juniors so deal with it.
     
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  10. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Why do you always need to write like someone had pissed in your cereals? Always so mean if someone disagrees with you. Lundell may be back sooner, it can be 5 weeks, can be 4 weeks. You don't know for sure. And of course Lundell has something to prove, he doesn't get a chance to play in another U18 tournament because he is too old.
     
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    Agreed. Before the injuries of Lundell and Puistola the roster seemed very well balanced and there was no clear weakness. Like there was a problem of who to drop out of the lineup rather than if there were enough quality players to fill it with. Now if those two are out the offence takes quite a big hit and like you said, the center position isn't that great anymore. There are plenty of wingers and even though most of them are not as skilled as Puistola is, they are still serviceable replacements. I doubt anyone can replace Lundell.

    I am also a bit sceptical when it comes to coaching and based on the previous performances I feel like coaching should have gotten more out of the lineup in terms of offence, and I'm worried that now if Lundell and Puistola miss the tournament, this team will have problems scoring goals. Good thing is that there are a number of good offensive defencemen like Thomson and Heinola who can shoot the puck and I wouldn't be surprised if one of those guys leads the team in points (and I am presuming that they get on the team). Still I feel like this team can't rely offence to save the day like the 2016 champion team did, but they have to play great defence and rely on Annunen to keep the pucks out.
     
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  12. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    My team:

    Maccelli - Kupari - Nordgren
    Erholtz - Hirvonen - Kivenmäki
    Aku - Aatu - Killinen
    Oden - Ranta - Ville Petman
    Siikanen/Tanus/Nikkanen/Haatanen

    Heinola - Thomson
    Honka - Kokkonen
    Rindell - Utunen
    Niemelä/Hatakka/Nousiainen

    Annunen
    Patrikainen

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    So hard to make a roster without Puistola and Lundell. :( That defense is good though.

    E: Had to add Rindell, didn't notice how good he has played this season. Nousiainen out of the playing lineup.
     
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    tigervixxxen Optimism=Delusional

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    Annunen hasn’t dressed in the last four Kärpät games. Has he just left for camp, are they keeping good him out or is it an injury? I figured you all might have some info :)
     
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    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    He should be day-to-day because of an injury.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    You seem to be rigidly against it. Are you his doctor? I’m merely saying I don’t see the point in ruling him out yet, and it seems like the Finland coaching staff agrees. Let his recovery from the injury dictate if he plays. It shouldn’t be fans on the internet guessing about when he might return.
     
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    I'm getting tired of this arguing with you so i say this last time.
    And it's better for you take the note now before i get mad.

    There is 3 weeks now when U20 WJC's starts.
    Lundell is sidelined next 5 weeks which means that he's back early January ( probably 6th or 7th January 2020) when U20 WJC's ARE OVER.

    Why it's so ****ing difficult to you understand and realize that fact THE TIME IS RUNNING OUT if Lundell really wants to play in U20 WJC's Finland's U20 WJC training camp starts in 2 weeks and if / when Lundell won't be there he won't play in U20 WJC's this year.

    I don't waste my time of you anymore.
    So hasta la vista and goodbye.
     
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  17. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    You are still not his doctor so you can't be so sure.¨

    Why it is so hard to not get mad to people on these boards?
     
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    Are you his personal doctor? Put some links up there or stop posting stuff like that
     
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    Why you heff to be mad? It's only hockey.
     
  20. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Rindell looks like he has had an incredible season so far. Probably gets drafted next year.
     
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    Do anyone know wich time tomorrow they will announce the team?
     
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    So basically no surprises, considering the injuries and player availability. It looks like they might be trying to build a roster without a checking line (unless there is something like Petman-Killinen as 4th line), which could be a little bit of a surprise. I don't mind that, there's enough offensive talent. This is definitely going to be skilled team that wants to play with the puck, both from the D and F.
     
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    No Hirvonen is a surprise to me at least.
     
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    So pretty much 4 even lines

    Maccelli-Kupari-Haatanen
    Killinen-Kivenmäki-Oden
    Puistola-Tanus-Erholtz
    Ranta-Räty-Räty
    Saarela/Petman

    Nousiainen-Thomson
    Heinola-Honka
    Seppälä-Utunen
    Hatakka

    Annunen

    Hopefully Räty's get PP time over some of the older guys but I doubt it
     
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