info on Miettinen?

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  1. CrossCheck

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    Sometime I see people dreaming about the guy refering to as a Lethinen and others think he'll be no more than a Laaksonen type of player...

    What are you guys thinking? What's his game?

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    Had a shoulder injury last year so played only half the season in hamilton in the ahl. Looks to be solid defensively but not Lets quality. He also showed he was abit 0of a playmaker more than finisher was on a 50pt pace with double the amount of assists than goals. He could play as high as the second line with Modano and Lets or he could play third line with Kapanen and someone like Svoboda or Lessard. My guess about 12-15 goals and 20+ assists if he has decent linemates.
     
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    He's got more offensive talent than Lehtinen, but isnt quite as good defensively(few are). Biggest problem with him seems to be durability, as he's missed significant time the past 2 seasons with injuries to the same shoulder
     
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    Not physical enough to be a Lehtinen, but more skilled offensively esp. at passing. I would guess more toward Laaskonen, but with better offensive ability. Mietinnen won't make it as a checker.

    I would probably compare his upside most to a player like V. Bure.
     
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