Top 10 current Finnish players?

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  1. Muuri Registered User

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    I will give it a shot

    1. Sasha Barkov
    2. Mikko Rantanen
    3. Sebastian Aho
    4. Tuukka Rask
    5. Mikael Granlund
    6. Teuvo Teräväinen
    7. Patrik Laine
    8. Miro Heiskanen
    9. Pekka Rinne
    10. Esa Lindell.

    Top 3 is pretty no brainer imo. Tuukka is also high because of the good perfomance on the playoffs.

    I still think Granlund has a extra gear to his game and could hit 80 points on a contract year.

    Teräväinen scored 76 points last year and also has some winning pedigree (Stanley Cup and WJC) .

    Laine is a tough one to rate. Small injuries might be holding him back but all in all, his overall game also needs to improve.

    Heiskanen as a rookie was pretty much the best Finnish d-man in NHL. I also really like Lindells game, Best shutdown d Finland has had in ages.

    Anyone missing from the list?
     
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    I think that list is great and I think most would agree that those ten are in the top 10. The order could be argued though and some probably would have Ristolainen in there instead of Lindell or Heiskanen. Also, some might include Kakko just based on talent, but I would rather focus on how the players have performed.

    I would put it like this:
    1. Barkov - almost 100 points last season, elite in offense and defense.
    2 Aho - has been developing greatly, high IQ, can do anything, possibly takes the 1st place in this list next season.
    3. Rantanen - well-rounded winger, beast along the boards and elite scorer and playmaker.
    4. Rask - elite goaltender who can steal games even in playoffs.
    5. Laine - 30 goal season for Laine is a bad season, which tells something about his offensive potential. Amazing scorer who I expect to score multiple 40+ goal season in the future.
    6. Rinne - elite goaltender, calm and athletic. Benefits a bit from playing in Nashville.
    7. Teräväinen - amazingly skilled winger who continued to develop last season. Smart and capable of carrying his own line making his linemates better.
    8. Lindell - great first pairing defenseman. Not only responsible in his own end but capable of scoring points too.
    9. Heiskanen - amazingly talented, future number one defenseman. Capable of scoring a lot of points while being stellar in his own end. Likely rises in the list after next season.
    10. Mi. Granlund - great, creative winger/center who can be used in any situation. I don't think he will score that much in Nashville.
     
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    1. Barkov
    2. Aho
    3. Rantanen
    4. Rask
    5. Teräväinen
    6. Lindell
    7. Rinne
    8. Granlund
    9. Heiskanen
    10. Laine
     
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    Wonder how this will turn after Laine hits 40 goals again
     
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    1. Barkov
    2. Aho
    3. Rantanen
    4. Heiskanen
    5. Teräväinen
    6. Laine
    7. Lindell
    8. Rinne
    9. Rask
    10. Ristolainen
     
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    Barkov
    Rantanen
    Aho
    Heiskanen
    Rask
    Rinne
    Teräväinen
    Granlund
    Lindell
    Koivu
     
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    Top caphits among finnish players who played NHL games last season:

    Mikko Rantanen 9.500.000$
    Sebastian Aho 8.454.000
    Patrik Laine 6.750.000
    Aleksander Barkov 5.900.000
    Mikael Granlund 5.750.000
    Mikko Koivu 5.500.000
    Teuvo Teräväinen 5.400.000
    Joonas Donskoi 3.900.000
    Kasperi Kapanen 3.200.000
    Leo Komarov 3.000.000
    Valtteri Filppula 3.000.000
    Erik Haula 2.750.000
    Joel Armia 2.600.000
    Artturi Lehkonen 2.400.000
    Markus Granlund 1.300.000
    Henrik Borgström 925.000
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi 925.000
    Saku Mäenalanen 925.000
    Kristian Vesalainen 894.167
    Eeli Tolvanen 894.166
    Roope Hintz 811.667
    Janne Kuokkanen 811.666
    Markus Hännikäinen 750.000
    Miikka Salomäki 750.000
    Kalle Kossila 700.000
    Antti Suomela 700.000
    Jesse Puljujärvi -------

    (Kaapo Kakko) 925.000


    Esa Lindell 5.800.000
    Rasmus Ristolainen 5.4000.000
    Sami Vatanen 4.875.000
    Olli Määttä 4.083.333
    Markus Nutivaara 2.700.000
    Henri Jokiharju 925.000
    Urho Vaakanainen 894.167
    Miro Heiskanen 894.166
    Juuso Välimäki 894.166
    Juuso Riikola 850.000
    Sami Niku 775.000
    Juuso Riikola 850.000
    Sami Niku 775.000
    Juuso Riikola 850.000
    Sami Niku 775.000


    Tuukka Rask 7.000.000
    Pekka Rinne 5.000.000
    Mikko Koskinen 4.500.000
    Antti Raanta 4.250.000
    Juuse Saros 1.500.000
    Joonas Korpisalo 1.150.000
     
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    Barkov
    Aho
    Rantanen
    Laine
    Heiskanen
    Teräväinen
    Rask
    Lindell
    Granlund
    Ristolainen
     
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    1. Barkov
    2. Rantanen
    3. Aho
    4. Rask
    5. Teräväinen
    6. Heiskanen
    7. Laine
    8. Lindell
    9. Vatanen
    10. Raanta
     
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    Barkov
    Aho
    Rantanen

    I think most can agree on that trio in the top, but in varying order.

    Rask
    Laine
    Heiskanen
    Teräväinen
    Granlund
    Lindell
    Rinne
     
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    Rask
    Rantanen
    Aho
    Barkov
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    Teräväinen
    Heiskanen
    Laine
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    Raanta
    Lindell
    Hintz

    Best goalie of NHL must top my list.
     
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