Team Finland Camp Roster

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  1. Jason MacIsaac

    Jason MacIsaac Registered User

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    Hallikainen Joonas
    Rask Tuukka
    Kilpelainen Eero

    Uotila Juha
    Tieranta Anssi
    Honkaheimo Otto
    Korhonen Risto
    Niemi Toni
    Hietanen Juuso
    Laakso Teemu
    Kuukka Mikko
    Mantymaa Ville

    Hokkanen Iivo
    Uusivirta Matti
    Nurmi Teemu
    Riska Filip
    Saarinen Jesse
    Keranen Matias
    Nabb Kim
    Kolehmainen Janne
    Makkonen Jussi
    Joensuu Jesse
    Nokelainen Petteri
    Piispanen Arsi
    Seitsonen Aki
    Marjamaki Masi
    Tenkanen Valtteri
    Korpikoski Lauri
    Tukonen Lauri
     
  2. Pepper

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    Well you can't really compete against Canada with that roster but all other teams are winnable.

    Great first line, some good depth for 2nd & 3rd lines, solid goaltending. Depth on D worries me a bit though. Very young team, especially G and D.
     
  3. mattihp

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    Just as long as they split Mäntymaa, Korhonen and Laakso on different pairings, the defense will be great, the others are very good at filling in. Kuukka is also very good.

    Forwards are great, very good role players and some good scorers. And finally there is Nabb :bow:
     
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    And here is the final roster:

    1 MV Joonas Hallikainen Jokerit 05.10.1985 Helsinki 182 82 L
    30 MV Tuukka Rask Ilves 10.03.1987 Savonlinna 185 74 L


    3 P Anssi Tieranta Ilves 07.08.1985 Lempäälä 193 87 L
    4 P Otto Honkaheimo Lukko 03.08.1985 Rauma 185 90 L
    5 P Risto Korhonen Kärpät 27.11.1986 Kajaani 190 91 L
    7 P Ville Mäntymaa Tappara 08.03.1985 Seinäjoki 191 89 R
    12 P Mikko Kuukka Red Deer 03.11.1985 Hämeenkyrö 192 87 L
    26 P Juuso Hietanen HPK 14.06.1985 Hämeenlinna 177 80 R
    28 P Teemu Laakso HIFK 27.08.1987 Tuusula 184 85 R


    8 H Iivo Hokkanen Jukurit 03.05.1985 Hämeenlinna 178 74 L
    9 H Petteri Nokelainen SaiPa 16.01.1986 Imatra 186 86 R
    11 H Teemu Nurmi Tappara 24.02.1985 Tampere 186 89 R
    13 H Filip Riska JYP 13.03.1985 Östensö 186 87 L
    15 H Jesse Joensuu Ässät 05.10.1987 Pori 192 88 L
    16 H Arsi Piispanen JYP 23.07.1985 Jyväskylä 193 80 R
    18 H Aki Seitsonen Prince Albert 05.02.1986 Riihimäki 188 90 R
    19 H Masi Marjamäki Moose Jaw 16.01.1985 Pori 187 92 L
    22 H Valtteri Tenkanen JYP 27.03.1985 Jämsä 180 83 L
    23 H Kim Nabb Sport 30.04.1985 Vaasa 176 81 R
    25 H Lauri Korpikoski TPS 28.07.1986 Turku 185 82 L
    27 H Lauri Tukonen Blues 01.09.1986 Hyvinkää 187 90 R
    29 H Jussi Makkonen TPS 24.04.1985 Turku 193 90 L
     
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    Feels awesome to have the likes of Makkonen and Nabb there to take some scoring pressure of Tukonen ^^
     
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    I'm guessing that the numbers after the player's team name is their height then weight, right? Could anyone convert Piispanen's over? I'm wondering if he's gained any weight.
     
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    If that weight is his current weight then he hasn't gained much, if at all. Some stats had him at 187/78, but I think the height is a couple of years old so that weight could be as well.

    On the team as a whole, I don't know much about some of these guys, but I do like the number of rightys in both defensemen and forwards.
     
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    Arsi Piispanen:

    193cm is about 6' 3
    80kg is about 176 lbs

    But I'm not sure if his details are correct.
     
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    Piispanen looked very thin in Sweden a couple of weeks ago, so those figures could be correct.

    As for my No. 1 favourite on the Finnish team (Kim Nabb), does anyone know why he takes so ridiculous short shifts? He is arguably the most physical player on this team and plays with a great deal of intensity, but his shifts in the U20 tournament in Sweden were like 15 seconds long, compared to his linemates who stayed on the ice for at least an additional 15 seconds. Stamina or injury problems in the past?

    EDIT: I am glad Keränen did not make the team. He was quite similar to Nabb, only he had absolutely no offensive game, and aside from his physical game he was just plain awful IMO.
     
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    I really like the finnish team. Very big sized. Better forwards than Sweden has but worse defense imo. Goalkeepers are pretty equal.
     
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    That's probably bigger than our World Cup roster for crying out loud!!

    Probably the biggest team of the tournament, some very physical players but also enough skill & speed.

    I'm starting to like this team more and more.
     
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    I guess Lepisto's way down on the Finnish depth chart?
     
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    He is born 84 and is too old to participate.
     
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    How much of a role do you think Aki Seitsonen will play on the team? I will be going to the exihibition game Fin vs Swiz on the 21st. I am still trying to get tickets for the Can vs Fin game.
     
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    These selections will devide Finland. Too many players from southern Finland, totally biased against the north. Half the country will be hoping they fail miserably.
     
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    Well, the coach is from the North, and that's where the best playesrs are from............. :lol :yo:
     
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    :lol nice one
     
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    :lol: It's our very own Canada-gate :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the quick reponses about Piispanen. Why doesn't he gain any weight? Does he not eat or go to the gym?
     
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    Yes, all the reindeers will hope they fail. Geographically thinking the team is picked just like the population is divided... (I know you were joking...)
     
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    His body looks built to be thin. I think he'll max out at 190 lbs.



    The lines could be something like

    Korpikoski - Nokelainen - Tukonen

    At first it would seem like a good idea to spread out the offense and have someone other than Korpikoski, like Joensuu, to complete the line, but Korpikoski can't produce that much offense by himself anyway.

    Marjamäki - Piispanen - Tenkanen

    This line could actually be extremely strong if it weren't for Tenkanen's injury and Piispanen enjoyed a better fall.

    Joensuu - Nabb - Seitsonen

    Piling up the rest of the offense here.

    Nurmi - Riska - Hokkanen

    The fourth line wouldn't have a natural center (?), but there's no way I'd let Makkonen play. He's the weakest link.


    Honkaheimo - Mäntymaa

    Traditionally the backbone of the age group.

    Korhonen - Laakso

    Should work out fine in U20 as well.

    Kuukka - Hietanen

    It comes down to who will play more, Hietanen or Tieranta. Defensemen of Hietanen's kind have lost Finland WJC tournaments in the past, but he completements Kuukka better.
     
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    I really can't understand why Ville-Vesa Vainiola was left outside the squad. He is very good center. He leads the junior A in scoring (making 1,5 points per game) and has helped his not-so-good linemates to the top twenty also.

    Another notable player missing is Juhamatti Aaltonen.

    I am glad to see two players from Pori in the team. Last time it was 1995 when Tommi Rajamäki and Timo Salonen were chosen. After that there have been max only one selection per year from here.
     
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    Off topic a bit, but those Assat jerseys are cool- is there an easy way for North Americans to buy Finnish hockey jerseys?
     
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    Vainiola had chances with the national team back when he wasn't that blazing hot yet. He was with the U19 in the last national team games but apparently just couldn't perform at this level.

    With those two and the injured Pasi Salonen missing, it's easy to see that the age group's strength was offensive depth.

    Nurmi is there for the experience and Riska is a good worker drone, but Hokkanen is a bit of an in-between with neither enough defense nor offense. I would've liked to see a better role player there in Uusivirta, and Makkonen replaced as I implied. Other than those, the choices were pretty much perfect.

    It's likely that either Nabb or Makkonen plays fourth line center. In the former case, Tenkanen will probably move to the middle and Nurmi will take his place together with a bigger role.
     
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    Isn't Santa from up there too? He'll be pissed.
     
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