Thursday, August 29, 2013

Team Finland Sochi 2014 Roster Predictions

It's orientation week for many of the hockey nations going to Sochi in 2014 so 
let's take a look at the potential rosters for the upcoming Olympic tournament. 
Since NHLers began participating at the Winter Olympics, Finland has been one of the most consistent nations on the podium. With 2 bronze (1998, 2010) and a 2006 silver, they'll be looking to add a gold medal to their trophy case that is almost guaranteed to be in a sauna. Always solid between the pipes, the Finns will be relying on goaltending to help them win as the rest of their lineup is looking pretty old. Despite a handful of veterans expected to return, the Finns should be able to give any team trouble with their gritty style and stellar goaltending.

Let's take a look at who they're bringing to camp:

Goaltenders

Niklas Backstrom, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Karri Ramo, Petri Vehanen.

Defence

Juuso Hietanen, Topi Jaakola, Joonas Jarvinen, Jere Karalahti, Lasse Kukkonen, Teemu Laakso, Sami Lepisto, Toni Lydman, Tuukka Mantyla, Janne Niskala, Petteri Nummelin, Joni Pitkanen, Sami Salo, Kimmo Timonen, Sami Vatanen, Ossi Vaananen.

Forwards

Juhamatti Aaltonen, Aleksander Barkov, Sean Bergenheim, Valtteri Filppula, Mikael Granlund, Niklas Hagman, Teemu Hartikainen, Juha-Pekka Hytonen, Jarkko Immonen, Jesse Joensuu, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Niko Kapanen, Mikko Koivu, Saku Koivu, Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Lauri Korpikoski, Jarno Koskiranta, Jori Lehtera, Ville Leino, Antti Miettinen, Janne Pesonen, Lennart Petrell, Antti Pihlstrom, Jarkko Ruutu, Tuomo Ruutu, Sakari Salminen, Veli-Matti Savinainen, Teemu Selanne.

And our team Finland prediction for Sochi:

Valtteri Filppula - Mikko Koivu - Teemu Selanne
Tuomo Ruutu - Saku Koivu - Mikael Granlund
Jussi Jokinen - Olli Jokinen - Ville Leino
Antti Miettinen - Sean Bergenheim - Leo Komarov
Aleksander Barkov

Kimmo Timonen - Joni Pitkanen
Toni Lydman - Sami Salo
Sami Lepisto - Ossi Vaananen
Lasse Kukkonen

Tuukka Rask
Pekka Rinne
Antti Niemi



2 comments:

  1. Fins have the best goalies in the World and should medal.

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  2. Haha :-P its jussi jokinen-mikko koivu-teemu selänne 2.bergenheim-filppula-barkov 3.tuomo ruutu-olli jokinen-granlund 4. Joensuu-kontiola-komarov

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