A Finn on the ice

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: A Finn on the ice Reply with quote

Many years ago, when the Dynamos were in the EPL, there used to be a lot of Finns in the league (and there might still be, for all I know).

For several years the Mos had at least one, but if Liimatainen ices this weekend he will be the first “proper” Finn to ice for the Mos since the early part of the 2002-03 season.

A quick look through the past rosters on Elite Prospects shows these Finns having iced for the Mos:

1998-1999 - Skinnari
1999-2000 - Skinnari
2000-01 - Komulainen, Skinnari, Kauhanen, Nick Burton (IIRC British-born, Finnish-trained – so an import). That meant we had more Finns than Crowded House!
2001-02 - Skinnari
2002-03 - Samuli Mykkanen (briefly)
After that there were none until
2009-10 - Vaisanen (pseudo-Finn!)
then
2012-13 - Vaisanen

If Liimatainen is as good as Skinnari was, I think we’ll be more than happy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting list there Mike.

I`d have thought, with the cv the new guy has, that he will be every bit as talented as Skinnari - probably more so ! Skinnari was sound defensively but was a forward and Liimatainen is a D man so comparison wont be that easy anyway.

I was at the Mos home match v London a couple of weeks ago and wish I could there this evening to see the debut. But, like you, now live a long way from the Ice Bowl !

I shall be casting my eye over Manchester Phoenix tomorrow evening though !
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Liimatainen shown up?

If so, why didn't he play last night?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeT wrote:
Has Liimatainen shown up?

If so, why didn't he play last night?


Mike. According to KP on his sound cloud yesterday we are still waiting on his paperwork!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kp soundcloud interview says that he hopes he will arrive in the country on tuesday so all being well he should ice next weekend
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