Armia shut out as Swedes roll

Joel Armia was held off the score sheet Tuesday as Finland was throttled by Sweden 8-2 at the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid.

Jusso Ikonen ('13) scored his third goal of camp to give Finland a 2-1 lead in the first minute of the second period, but the Swedes took over from there with seven unanswered strikes. The Finns, who drop to 0-2 in their overseas visit, return to action Wednesday against Team USA.

William Karlsson led the Swedes with a hat trick. Viktor Arvidsson potted a pair of goals while Filip Forsberg had a goal and two helpers. Karlsson and Arvidsson each have five points (2+3) through the Swedes first two games. Sweden has outscored their opponents by a 13-3 count through their first two games. They’ll take on Team USA on Friday.
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boos
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012 ×

armia's starting to worry me somewhat, kris...the skill is there, but does he have the drive?

not so sure

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Kris Baker
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012 ×

No concerns with Armia. He's supremely talented and blends in well with the new wave of guys coming through the system. Effort won't be a concern unless he comes over here and doesn't grasp the system and the NHL way. He's a shooter. I think he'll be ok. As far as yesterday's game with Sweden....there's a reason they're defneding gold this winter. Team is loaded.

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boos
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012 ×

hope so, kris...hopefully we're not saying "As far as yesterday's game with the Rangers/Penguins/Bruins/Flyers...there's a reason they're the defending SC/ECF champion. Team is loaded," three or four years from now...

skill is awesome, but drive and intestinal fortitude are just as important

*shrugs*

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Anonymous
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Saturday, August 11, 2012 ×

As a shooter, sounds like Armia won't dicate the play, but needs a Grigorenko feeding him the puck and will be a super scorer.

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