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Special details: Young Lions gold hero playing persistently wonderful short with the bat, the coach tells the exhilarating story of the junior year
Young lion of the MM-gold solved Kaapo Kakon talent is undeniable, but his game is also associated with the uncommon details.Kaapo Kakon short racket has attracted the attention of through junior year. AOP

the 17-year-old TPS-diamond has throughout his career played exceptionally short with the bat. Centimeters is of course, accumulated over the years a little bit more, but the stick has not grown at the same rate 187-foot Kakon.

Kakkoa for years, close follow TPS coaching manager Mika direct cape believes that the way is from before the change Kakon attraction by ulkojää höntsään and reel trick. Game instrument control is easier with a shorter club.

– Quick hands and puck playing with are part of his identity and great strength, he told the evening newspaper.

If the racket would be a ”normal” length, it would be that your own benefits.

– it's Not bad would be still, if you hit your more length. Could, for example, a shot to leave a better, direct, niemi believes.

the Story of perseverance

Kaapo Kakkoa is yes been trying to get you to change its ways, but the racket has remained a peculiar short of the age group to another.

It has been the club, the coaches and the player between a constant topic of debate, direct the cape to tell.

Kakkoa B-juniors coached Hermanni Vidman tell you, that from the national team until entered on the subject in a note, when the super talent from the first time youth lions camp delays.

It has many times been reviewed, Vidman says.

the Vidman tell also a great example of Kakon he was hardheaded. What bat length, Kakon has through the years been quite unnecessary to impose longer kepakoita. He has shortened them yourself as needed, from anyone, no questions asked.

for Once, it so happened that when he got a new set of clubs, we photograph them - and the next day they were again short! Vidman chuckling.

Vidmanin book in additional cents could be their own benefits. But on the other hand, the bat extension might eat Kakon strengths - and manage the big finish, I see the "toothpick”.

After all, it's still short, but it's hardly anyone's wondering, Vidman says.

– If the magic in the world cup final winning goal, maybe it allows! Direct cape walk.

Other butts

Bebe in Agility is not the only one who has been playing exceptionally short with the bat. SM-league on the rocks is through the history to see quite little babies, also in Turku. Short of the club is remembered, inter alia, the TPS legend Hansel Power .

a more Recent example is the SCUBA show season 2016-17 crossed swede Mikael Johansson . Johansson almost sählymailaan be compared to the gnome immediately aroused the attention on the ice, kopissakin.

I'm happy to Keep the puck near my feet, and the short paddle is easier to deal with the corner situations. It is easier to enter and shoot quickly, Johansson arguments to the press in November 2016.

Bebe in Agility and Jussi Ahokas telephone interview in the world cup final after.
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