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Laine vs. Puljujarvi: How the presumed No. 2 and 3 picks stack up in key areas

When it comes to the NHL draft, there has never been a better year for Finland than 2002, when Kari Lehtonen went second overall to the Atlanta Thrashers and Joni Pitkanen was taken at No. 4 by the Philadelphia Flyers. Until this year, that is. The Tiny Country That Could™ has never had a No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and it won’t this year, either, but there’s an excellent...
Via The Hockey News
June 19, 2016

Report: Former NHLer Pitkanen eyes comeback in native Finland

Former NHL defenseman Joni Pitkanen told the Finnish newpaper Ilta-Sanomat that he is looking to resume his hockey-playing career.Just over 2 1/2 years removed from injuring his ankle while chasing down a loose puck, Pitkanen told the newspaper that his rehab has progressed to the point where he feels he can take a shot at playing with his former club, Karpat Oulu of SM-League."At...
Via FOX Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes: Three blueline targets before trade deadline

In many ways this season, the Hurricanes have never recovered from the loss of top defenseman Joni Pitkanen, whose ankle injury was deemed season-ending back in September. Defenseman Andrej Sekera, acquired at the NHL Draft last June, has been one of Carolina's best players; and 21-year-old Justin Faulk has a bright present and excellent future as a top blueliner. But there's a big...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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