WC: Team Finland 2019 men's World Championships roster talk

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    Jättiyllätys! Jatkoaika: Kaapo Kakko sai kutsun Leijoniin - yksi asia voi olla esteenä liittymiselle! | Leijonat
    Based on this article Kaapo Kakko is getting his men's national team debut in Sweden's EuroHockeyTour tournament in February this tells that Kakko really has chance to make Finland's men's world championships roster.

    No idea what actual roster will look like but someones of these players might be in the team
    Potential candidates from NHL
    Teuvo Teräväinen
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi
    Miro Heiskanen
    Henri Jokiharju
    Rasmus Ristolainen
    Olli Määttä
    Sami Vatanen
    Aleksander Barkov
    Henrik Borgström
    Mikko Koskinen
    Markus Nutivaara.
    Miikka Salomäki

    Potential candidates from AHL
    Niko Mikkola
    Kaapo Kähkönen
    Vili Saarijärvi
    Aleksi Saarela
    Janne Kuokkanen
    Eeli Tolvanen
    Urho Vaakanainen
    Roope Hintz
    Sami Niku

    Potential candidates from Liiga
    Kaapo Kakko
    Rasmus Kupari
    Aleksi Heponiemi
    Jarkko Immonen ( JYP's Immonen)
    Otto Paajanen
    Teemu Turunen
    Arttu Ruotsalainen
    Teemu Eronen
    Atte Ohtamaa
    Jani Hakanpää
    Veini Vehviläinen
    Oskar Osala
    Eetu Luostarinen

    Potential candidates from KHL
    Kristian Vesalainen
    Juuso Puustinen
    Juha Metsola
    Sami Lepistö
    Juuso Hietanen.
    Pekka Jormakka
    Tommi Kivistö
    Teemu Pulkkinen
    Ville Pokka
    Teemu Hartikainen
    Sakari Manninen
    Miro Aaltonen
    Iiro Pakarinen
    Jarno Koskiranta


    Not available due to contract negotiations.
    Sebastian Aho
    Jesse Puljujärvi
    Mikko Rantanen
    Esa Lindell
    Julius Honka
    Kasperi Kapanen
    Patrik Laine
    Joel Armia
    Artturi Lehkonen
    Joonas Korpisalo
    Markus Granlund
    Joonas Donskoi
    Valtteri Filppula
    Juuso Riikola
    Harri Säteri
    Ville Husso
    Antti Niemi
    Kalle Kossila,
    Jori Lehterä
    Juho Lammikko
    Markus Hännikäinen
    Antti Suomela
    Saku Mäenalanen

    Not available due to injury
    Erik Haula
    Mikko Koivu
    Mika Pyörälä

    Declined to participation
    Jussi Jokinen

    If i missed some names who has chances to make Finland's world championships team let me know that.
     
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    Where's Sami Niku from the AHL?
     
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    Niku added
     
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    Mikael Granlund?
     
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    Eetu Luostarinen?
     
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    You forgot Hartikainen.
    Him and many other Finns have played very efficiently in KHL this season.
     
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    His having their first baby with her wife this spring so it won't be likely he will be interested in joining this year unfortunately.
     
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    Luostarinen added.
     
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    Hartikainen added.
    Can someone make list potential candidates upcoming men's world championships for those Finnish players who plays SHL and NLA ( i can't remember everyone)
     
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    There's not many thou, especially SHL, SHL's this season....kinda slim pickens, all together
    SHL's top players this season are either 27-30+ vet Swedes or foreign players (none Finns)

    NLA: Rajala&Pesonen?

    Honestly, i wouldn't pick a single player from either of the leagues to this years Worlds.
     
  11. Eye of Ra https://youtu.be/vDvMIRm7KiM?t=14083

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    jesse virtanen, good defender. another good d is mikko lehtonen
     
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    Just hope they go for skill/talent over experience. Watching 30 year olds who'll never be in NHL is not very exciting to me.
     
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    Which players are you referring to when you talk about skill/talent?

    I hope they pick the players that give them the best chance to succeed in the tournament, no matter what the players' ages are. And I hope Kaapo Kakko is one of those players.
     
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    Kakko, Kupari, Heponiemi, Vesalainen, Niku... You probably get the theme. I'd like to see future NHL players and potential Olympic players over 30 year olds who'll spend their careers in Europe
     
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    Sakari Manninen,Miro Aaltonen?
     
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    I'd like to see Finland win the tournament even if you have to pick 30-year-old Euro-league players to achieve that goal. I guess that's not a very fashionable opinion. I don't think Rasmus Kupari is good enough to play in the men's WHC yet. Too much puck hogging. And Heponiemi might find it quite hard to play against NHL defensemen with his tiny frame.
     
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    From the WJC 2019 team only Kakko, Tolvanen, Jokiharju and Vaakanainen are good enough for this tournament imo.
     
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    And Talvitie would have been at least in training camp without that ACL injury.
     
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    I don't think he was even near men's WHC level. He just doesn't have that much skill. Talvitie became totally overrated in Finland because of the high amount of points in a small sample size of matches.
     
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    Not available due to NHL contract negotiations.
    Sebastian Aho
    Jesse Puljujärvi
    Mikko Rantanen
    Esa Lindell
    Julius Honka
    Kasperi Kapanen
    Patrik Laine
    Joel Armia
    Artturi Lehkonen
    Joonas Korpisalo
    Markus Granlund
    Joonas Donskoi

    Better hope Barkov and Teräväinen comes...
     
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    Contract doesn't always mean that they'll decline 100%
     
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    For the finnish players it usually means that. Players don´t want to represent men´s team even if they have a contract.

    We tuly need Barkov and Teräväinen....
     
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    Maybe it will be different with Jalonen.
     
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    It is also worth of mention that there is still little over 3 months to get contract signed, like Teräväinen did a week ago or so.
     

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