Finnish all-star?

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    Who are/were your favorite finnish players in the nhl? Please make 1st & 2nd finnish all-stars.

    Guess I'll have to give it a try myself:

    1st:
    Esa Tikkanen-Matti Hagman- Jari Kurri
    Teppo Numminen-Reijo Ruotsalainen
    Miikka Kiprusoff

    2nd:
    Jere Lehtinen-Saku Koivu-Teemu Selänne
    Jyrki Lumme-Risto Siltanen
    Kari Takko

    Some other good players: S. Kapanen, Ruuttu, Jokinen, Skriko (f)
    Rautakallio, Timonen, Niinimaa (d)
    Markkanen, Nurminen (g)
     
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    Hagman from what I saw of him in NHL he's not better then Koivu so reverse both players and I pretty much agree with your picks.
     
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    1st
    Tikkanen-Koivu-Kurri
    Numminen-Ruotsalainen
    Kiprusoff

    2nd
    Lehtinen-Sinisalo-Selanne
    Siltanen-Lumme
    Nurminen

    3rd
    Skriko-Ruuttu-S. Kapanen
    Timonen-Rautikallio
    Toskala
     
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    I think BLomquist deserves a honorable mention, maybe not the most skilled but a hard worker, great leader with awesome work ethic
     
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    While I was a huge fan of Tikkanen, and liked as Canucks Lumme and Skriko, pegged the Kipper as a future star when he as a Shark stoned St. Louis in the playoffs a couple of years ago, and I think Sami Kapanen is very underappreciated by HFboard posters...

    Come on!

    None of you have mentioned the most exciting young NHLer from Finland in the young blueliner Joni Pitkanen :handclap:

    After seeing two NHL games of the guy who had dominated the world juniors I knew he was the real deal!

    Give it up for Joni! :yo:
     
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    that's true Joni is AMAZING if you ask me.. but I think he needs a little bit more experience before we add him to the all time all star team
     
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    You saw him play in NHL then? I've never seen a single NHL game by him, was around 11 when he returned to Europe. Yle (national broadcasting service) wasnt very interested on reporting or showing NHL games back then. I just remember how awesome he was in some of the games I did see...
    Quote from Kurri:"Hakki was surely one of the best passers in the league. In some other team he would have gone far" Anyway, I guess it'd have been a very difficult situation for any center to play in the same team with #99 (who had 35 minute icetime per game).
     
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    I agree.
    :thumbu:
     
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    awesome a new finn :handclap: welcome to hfboards
     
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    FWs

    1- Tikkanen Esa -- Koivu Saku -- Kurri Jari

    2- Skriko Petri -- Ruuttu Christian -- Selanne Teemu

    3- Makela Mikko -- Hagman Matti -- Lehtinen Jere

    4- Nieminen Ville -- Jokinen Olli -- Sinisalo Ilkka

    Some other good players: Laaksonen Antti (LW), Kapanen Sami (RW)

    DEFs

    1- Lumme Jyrki -- Numminen Teppo

    2- Niinimaa Janne -- Ruotsalainen Reijo

    3- Salo Sami -- Siltanen Risto

    4- Berg Aki -- Laukkanen Janne

    Some other good DEFs: Timonen Kimmo, Rautakallio Pekka, Vaananen Ossi, Virta Hannu

    Goalies

    1- Kiprusoff Miikka

    2- Nurminen Pasi

    3- Takko Kari

    4- Hurme Jani

    Some other good Goalies: Markkanen Jussi, Noronen Mika, Toskala Vesa
     
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    I had 2 search the net to learn who the heck is Juha Widing. Having seen his stats, he seems like a good player but hardly a finnish one. Swedish parents, played junior hockey in NA. The same goes for Sandström. He was a great player in his prime, but swedish (his parents moved to Sweden when he was little, played 4 Sweden in numerous tournaments etc...) I suppose they are finnish by the NHL standard, but not otherwise

    Otherwise a good list.
     
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    Thanks for information!!!
     
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    Thank you kindly, sir. :) Mohikaanjpiällikkö (Kuopijon kuninkas) aka Appelsiinj-mehu (O.J.) rulettaap oo-koo tiällä päen. :D

    BTW, Kalpa will play in SM-liiga next season. :handclap:
     
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    O.K. Maybe its time 2 move on...What about the other countries?
    Sweden has had her fair share of great players: Loob, Gustafsson, Gradin, Steen, Sandström, Sundin, Forsberg, Alfredsson, Näslund... But for some reason it seems hard, at least for me, to name swedish defs that were big stars in NHL. Salming of coss, Öhlund is (kinda)...ummm...Ulf Samuelsson was a swede right? Goalies? Tommy Salo, Pelle Lindbergh.

    So: Let me see your Swedish all time nhl all stars (1st, 2nd or more)

    My suggestion:
    Sandström, Forsberg, Alfredsson
    Salming, Samuelsson
    Pelle Lindbergh

    Sundin and Näslund in 2nd line

    It would be nice to see russian, czech etc. all stars as well.

    And finally the ultimate challenge: european all-time nhl all stars
    (remember: nhl players only) :help:
     
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    I hope when you mention Naslund, you mean Le Petit Viking 'Mats'.
     
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    Well I wasnt, and am redder than a fire truck right now. He just slipped my mind somehow. Correction: 2 x M. Näslund in the 2nd all stars :bow:
     
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    And I've made WORLD all-starteams with 30 forward lines and 15-20 D-pairings. Anyone who wants to take a look. ;)
     
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    I would trade Hagman with Selanne. Otherwise, pretty good selections.
     
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    My "All Sweden" Team:

    FW

    1- Naslund Markus -- Forsberg Peter -- Sandstrom Tomas

    2- Naslund Mats -- Sundin Mats -- Alfredsson Daniel

    3- Holmstrom Tomas -- Nilsson Kent -- Loob Hakan

    4- Modin Fredrik -- Steen Tom -- Dahlen Ulf

    Some other good players: Gradin Thomas (C), Kallur Anders (RW), Renberg Mikael (RW)

    DEFs

    1- Lidstrom Nicklas -- Salming Borje

    2- Persson Stefan -- Samuelsson Ulf

    3- Olausson Fredrik -- Johansson Calle

    4- Samuelsson Kjell -- Jonsson Tomas

    Some other good DEFs: Albelin Tommy

    G

    1- Lindbergh Pelle

    2- Salo Tommy

    3- Hedberg Johan
     
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    My "All Czech" Team:

    FWs

    1- Elias Patrik -- Holik Bobby -- Jagr Jaromir

    2- Klima Petr -- Straka Martin -- Hejduk Milan

    3- Rucinsky Martin -- Nedved Petr -- Sykora Petr

    4- Kron Robert -- Pivonka Michal -- Dvorak Radek

    Some other good players:Grosek Michal (LW), Pouzar Jaroslav (LW), Reichel Robert (C), Havlat Martin (RW)

    DEFs

    1- Svoboda Petr -- Hamrlik Roman

    2- Smehlik Richard -- Slegr Jiri

    3- Kaberle Tomas -- Malik Marek

    4- Skoula Martin -- Kubina Pavel

    Goalies

    1- Hasek Dominik

    2- Turek Roman

    3- Cechmanek Roman
     
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    "Slovakian All-Stars"

    FWs

    1- Satan Miroslav -- Stastny Peter -- Bondra Peter

    2- Stastny Anton -- Stumpel Jozef -- Demitra Pavol

    3- Zednik Richard -- Nagy Ladislav -- Palffy Zigmund

    4- Gaborik Marian -- Vasicek Josef -- Hossa Marian


    DEFs

    1- Chara Zdeno -- Svehla Robert

    2- Suchy Radoslav -- Majesky Ivan

    3- Lintner Richard -- Strbak Martin

    4- Malec Tomas -- Smrek Peter

    Goalies
    :dunno:
     
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    "Russian All-Stars"

    1- Kozlov Vyacheslav -- Fedorov Sergei -- Bure Pavel

    2- Kamensky Valeri -- Yashin Alexei -- Mogilny Alexander

    3- Kovalchuk Ilya -- Larionov Igor -- Kovalev Alexei

    4- Khristich Dmitri (Ukr.) -- Zhamnov Alexei -- Makarov Sergei

    Some other good players:Samsonov Sergei (LW), Brylin Sergei (C), Nemchinov Sergei (C), Bure Valeri (RW)

    DEFs

    1- Ozolinsh Sandis (Lat.) -- Zubov Sergei

    2- Gonchar Sergei -- Konstantinov Vladimir

    3- Fetisov Viacheslav -- Zhitnik Alexei (Ukr.)

    4- Mironov Dmitri -- Karpovtsev Alexander

    Goalies

    1- Khabibulin Nikolai

    2- Nabokov Evgeni

    3- Irbe Arturs (Lat.)
     
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    and finaly, "Europe All-Stars"

    FWs

    1- Naslund Markus -- Forsberg Peter -- Jagr Jaromir

    2- Tikkanen Esa -- Fedorov Sergei -- Kurri Jari

    3- Elias Patrik -- Sundin Mats -- Selanne Teemu

    4- Naslund Mats -- Stastny Peter -- Bure Pavel

    DEFs

    1- Lidstrom Nicklas -- Salming Borje

    2- Ozolinsh Sandis -- Zubov Sergei

    3- Persson Stefan -- Gonchar Sergei

    4- Svoboda Petr -- Konstantinov Vladimir

    Goalies

    1- Hasek Dominik

    2- Kolzig Olaf

    3- Turek Roman
     
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    Great work. A know a goalie for Slovakia. Vlad Dzurilla(sp?). Just one thing:You must mean Eourope All-stars.
     
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