Weak Finnish start in the NHL

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  1. Kaako Kappo

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    0Aho 4gp 0+2
    Barkov 5gp 0+3
    Rantanen 6gp 1+5 (But looking bad)
    Laine 6gp 2+2
    Granny down
    Koivu 4gp 2+1 (ok for him)
    Lehkonen 6gp 0+2
    Pulju in the AHL
    Risto 7 gp 0+3 (looking bad)
    TT 4gp 2+0 (ok)

    Määttä beasting.

    Too early to get concerned? Most other top 6 players have been notching in a lot of points because of the rule changes and stuff. It has been pretty depressing to watch.
     
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    Definitely too early to worry in my opinion. Lets see how it is around the halfway of the season. If things look similar then, I might start becoming worried.
     
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    Still looking like ****.
     
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    Lately Barkov has seemed to be waking up, hopefully Laine continues as well.
    Those 2 are our main hopes in the NHL.
     
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    Barkov last 4 games 3+4=7 and 9. 3+7=10 total. The others haven't really shown up on the scoresheet.
     
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    Maurice does not seem to be a fan of Laine, keeps him off the first line with Scheif...
     
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    Barkov is easily our best player, he's a beauty.
     
  9. Kaako Kappo

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    He's not playing with scrubs. Yes, he'd probably produce more with Scheif, but this can't be used as the only excuse. Laine himself hasn't looked good and the effort isn't there.
     
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    Paul Maurice is doing his best to hide a 90s trap. Offensive players struggle in such systems.
     
  11. Kaako Kappo

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    Pretty worried about Laine. It's going to be a rough year for him.
     
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    Laine and Ristolainen have been dissapointing for sure. Also, the goalies haven't had the best start but I think it will even up as the season goes. It's funny that players like Kossila and Kuokkanen are doing well and surprising everyone while Puljujärvi, Juolevi, Saarela, Kapanen haven't been able to break into NHL. Also, Määttä has been a surprise, although he has slowed down lately. Aho and Teräväinen looked great in their last game, Aho will start scoring soon I believe. Lehkonen plays in a crappy team so bad stats are to be expected.

    Finns will be fine.
     
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    Barkov hasn't forgotten how to get points...
     
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    Yes right! But i ve the feeling that finnish players has more Problems to acclimate in NHL than swedish or russian players. What is the reason?
     
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    Or maybe the player quality just isn't as good?
     
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    I don t think so! The Finns have much highly draft-picks. But now the Finns going better and better in NHL. Today very well results!
     
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    Four point night for Rantanen and very impressive earlier in the season too. Kid is really underrated, probably would get more attention if it wasn't for Colorado's garbage season last year.
     
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    Closing in 20 games mark, a lot of Finns have picked up their point production. Few disappointments still but that's to be expected, very unlikely for everyone to have a great season at the same time.
     
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    Nutivaara looks like an NHLers. I am kinda surprised!
     
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    Aho and Teravainen have picked up the pace. These two have such excellent chemistry and talent.
     
  21. FinPanda

    FinPanda Kaapo "Kappo" Kakko #24

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    Yep, was too early. Looking good now.
     
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    TT, Haula and Rantanen overperforming. Koivu not looking too good.
     
  23. torniojaws

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    Yes, it certainly looks like the weakest NHL year in ages ;)
     
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    FinPanda Kaapo "Kappo" Kakko #24

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    Nutivaara has had a good season. But so has a lot of guys.
     

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