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Rantanen-Aho-Laine is a utopia - the Lions left the world cup without the brightest NHL stars: the Less frequently their players on the team can be
The lions ' first chain spring world championships: Patrik Laine–Sebastian Aho–Mikko Rantanen? Don't even dream of.Mikko Rantanen is represented Finland in the world championships last spring. Ossi Ahola / AL

Finnish NHL players contract situation is such that the Lions don't expect tons of star class reinforcements Slovakia at the world cup.

the NHL's regular season ends in 6. April, when a 15-follow the start of the summer holidays.

slovakia's world cup starts in 10. may, i.e. exactly a month after the NHL playoffs have started 10. April.

the NHL's sixteen playoff-team, eight have already fallen into the future of the world cup, so different countries may ask for reinforcements 23 NHL team before the puck dropped to the ice in Bratislava and in kosice.

does English, too, so a big bunch of the brightest NHL stars to the world cup crew? Unfortunately, hope is pretty pointless.

without a contract

Without the next season of the NHL contract players are only a couple of exceptions, have left the world cup.

the Reason is simple: the player does not want to risk injury before the big NHL contract.

This is why, for example, the first really big NHL contract next summer, expect the Colorado Avalanche Mikko Rantanen , Carolina Hurricanes, Sebastian Aho and Winnipeg Jets, Patrik Laine do not go to the world cup, if not before then made a new agreement. It again is not likely, because all are reported to negotiate until the season is over.

the Slovak is in vain to wait either, for example, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kasperi Kapasta San Jose Sharks Joonas Donskoita , Dallas Stars, Esa Lindelliä , Edmonton Oilers, Jesse Puljujärveä Montreal Canadiens Joel Armiaa and Artturi Lehkosta or Vancouver Canucksin Markus gran lund , who are in the same situation Rantanen and partners.

the Lions ' head coach Jukka Jalonen know the difficulties of getting no agreement by the players MM-on the rocks.

– Less frequently their players on the team can be. Talk about world class players with big contracts and the future of the case. Those things you have to of course understand, Jalonen notes at the end of January when announcing the team of the Swedish EHT tournament.

Sebastian Aho was the Finnish most powerful player in the 2017 and 2018 world championships. Timo Marttila / alpo keeping the game

Even with all those players, which is a contract also for next season, don't go to the world championships. The reasons are many.

Injury is one of the obstacles to the world cup journey.

the Minnesota Wild striker Mikko Koivu already had a knee surgery and his season is over.

the Arizona coyotes ' football goalkeeper Antti Raanta was injured at the end of November, I went to surgery and unlikely to play again this season.

Vegas Golden Knights striker Erik Haula hurt his knee in early November. Knee surgery and Haula might recover game shape yet this spring, but it is not at all certain.

the New Jersey Devilsin defensive Sami Vatanen has been sidelined with a concussion and his return date to have any information. Vatanen has not once come to the NHL to the world cup.

the Nashville Predators hockey striker Miikka Salomäki is the upper body injury out of the game for an indefinite period of time.

the Pittsburgh Penguins in the defensive Olli Määttä got the upper body injury on Monday and is so far on the sidelines of the real action.

nothing to do

Many players are not in the mood to go heavy in the NHL the season after the world cup-leiritys and the world championships.

the world cup also defer to the next period, aiming to start training in about a month, which is not especially young players to be the optimal situation.

Family and especially the little child's father is not happy to source after a period of nearly a month away from home, where no period don't spend too much time.

Patrik Laine was selected for the 2016 world cup of the valuable most player. Timo Marttila / ALHyvät confirmations

Although all without a contract players would be left out of the world championships, Finland can still get together a team. However, it requires that, in kosice and Bratislava see at least a part of the NHL good season playing on the men, which is a contract also for next season.

Such reinforcements would be the Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov and Henrik Borgström Minnesota Wild Michael Granlund , Carolina Hurricanes, Sam Sharp Montreal Canadiens Jesperi eagle cape , Dallas Stars, Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen , Buffalo Sabres Rasmus risto types Columbus Blue Jackets Markus Nutivaara , Boston Bruins, Tuukka Rask , Nashville Predators, Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros as well as the Edmonton Oilers Mikko Koskinen .

These Slope and Saroksen predator eyes and Raskin Bruinsilla is the best chance to play long into the spring.

help the AHL on?

Finland is also the AHL on good players, which Jalonen and GM Jere Lehtinen may be interested in.

for Example, a fine start to the season the Chicago Black hawks played and now at the farm the young world champion Henri river ridge and the Nashville predators to the farm to play the youth world champion Eli Tolvanen could be very useful players at the world championships.

the NHL after the KHL is the main league, where players come the world cup. KHL-the number of players depends on how many men Jalonen gets to North America.

Jalonen and Lehtinen are on their way to North America to meet a Finnish player. A second trip across the Atlantic to the Lions management will make in march.

the NHL has this season played in 49 Finnish.

Their contract to end

Mikko Rantanen Colorado Avalanche, Sebastian Aho Carolina Hurricanes, Patrik Laine Winnipeg Jets, Kasperi Kapanen, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Valtteri Filppula NY Islanders, Joonas Donskoi, San Jose Sharks, Jesse Puljujärvi Edmonton Oilers, Saku Mäenalanen Carolina Hurricanes, Antti Suomela San Jose Sharks, Markus Hännikäinen Columbus Blue Jackets, Joel Armia Montreal Canadiens, Artturi Lehkonen, Montreal Canadiens, Markus Granlund for Vancouver Canucks.

Esa Lindell, Dallas Stars, Julius Honka, Dallas Stars, Juuso Riikola Pittsburgh Penguins.

Antti Niemi Montreal Canadiens, Joonas korpi salon Columbus Blue Jackets.

Juho Pond Springfield Thunderbirds, Kalle Kossil San Diego take advantage of Alex, a bird of the peninsula Ontario Reign, Jori Lehterä Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Harri Säteri Grand Rapids Griffins, Ville Husso San Antonio Rampage.

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