SM League Decade details the most talked about individuals, events and incidents of each game week.
IS journalists Sami Hofren, Teemu Suuvinen and Sascha Huttunen are attending the council this week.
There is a new sensation in the goalkeeper department of the SM League. Djukurion’s Rasmus Korhonen has had a successful season. The 21-year-old Veskari was still an untested card before this season, but the second-generation league goalkeeper has become a cornerstone player for Dzukuri in the fall season. Korhonen’s stats (91.9%, 1.74 m/o) are among the league’s elite. A solid thing to do.
The league is being discussed behind the scenes. The big clubs want to fundamentally renew the SM League series model by making Tappara the driving force. There are a lot of teams in the league right now. Returning qualifications is not enough. The pressure to improve within the league is immense. This is a very interesting time.
It’s not surprising that Ryan Lash is roasting at a pace of almost a point per game, but the style is surprising. The Pelicans Yankee forward has collected 19 assists in 20 games. The target table still shows almost zero. Lash is at his best as a playmaker, but the Pelicans need more goals from their top signing.
More responsibility is needed from Ryan Lash. Photo: Pepe Korteniemi/Lehtikuva
Bad news came from Kuopio on Saturday evening, while Carpi’s supporters were busy at work. According to the police, a total of ten people were removed from Nirala’s montage due to disruptive behaviour. Drunken supporters had attacked the fan stand of the home team. Stupid act.
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Kalpa has reversed his move. Newbie pilot Petri Karjalainen has dealt a blow to his team. Kalpa tops the seven-game fitness scale. Kalpa has been generating goal expectations admirably throughout the autumn season. Now this is visible on the scoreboard also. Kalpa is a possible candidate for the top six.
Tappara’s Anton Levchi is shining as a shining star of the league. X’s golden pot and the league’s stock market leader is constantly providing scoring opportunities for his chain mates. Playing Taituri seems easy and natural. Petri Kontiolak, who cleaned up the mess from the plane, had the opportunity to immediately enjoy Levchi’s excellent play in his first two matches.
Anton Levchi has a ride. Photo: Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva
The SM League tried in every possible way before the season to ensure that the pressure behind the scenes did not divert attention from the game. Did not work out. The ups and downs related to the series system are so consistently surprising that the future of the series is the number one talking point in hockey until things are resolved.
You always have to try when there’s space. In the final moments of the match, Kuku’s goaltender Oskari Setanen tried to shoot the puck into the empty Pelicans net, but the puck bounced through Jonas Enlund into the goal. Setten’s clean sheet was saved when the goal was taken away after video inspection. The puck bounced through the glove and into the goal.
Saipa’s turmoil has reached such an extent that you don’t even laugh at the team anymore, but now you feel sorry for it. In Omisa, every match is so hectic that it is difficult for the people of Lappeenranta to find a more thankless job than the job of goalkeeper. Rumi suffered a 1-9 defeat to TPS on Wednesday.
What exactly is wrong with Pelican? Saturday’s match against Kuku on foreign soil was actually a bottom quote. Last season’s fresh, puck-handling and pressing style of play is glaring by its absence. The farm has strong individual effort and lazy defense. It’s hard to see the Pelicans resurging now.
Petri Kontiola quickly returned to the front line of the SM League. The ex-hockey retiree who moved to Tappara, teams up with Veli-Matti Savinainen and Anton Levchi to form a very dangerous power play. Kontiola, 39, celebrated his return by setting up an overtime win against HIFK. The remainder of the opening week consisted of two matches and the results were 1+2=3.
Petri Kontiola immediately opened the electric taps. Photo: Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva
What kind of games are played behind the scenes of the league? There are a lot of questions up in the air, and this bust doesn’t appear to stand up to any kind of critical scrutiny. The apparent reinstatement of the league qualifiers is becoming an eyesore when the price of the league license is completely unreasonable for the Mestis upstart.
There is always a risk of some kind of flop among those returning to the league. You can never be sure about gamblers who have tried hard in the past, whether they will reach the same result again. Oula Palave has shown that she does not fall into the flop category. everything else. Palve returned to Ilves under the leadership of Antti Penanen and is the top scorer in the series: 24 (6+18) points in 23 matches.
Carpi leader Lauri Marjamäki developed an amazing conspiracy theory in Kuopio. “I knew you couldn’t hold the lead,” Marjamäki said when Kalpa escaped with one second in the match. Carpi was sentenced to six deuces and one drive out. Ultimately, Sen Marjamäki admitted that Kalpa was better in everything in the match that ended 5–2. It was embarrassing to have to explain about the snow.
Kalpa’s performance looked very weak at times, as the defensive game faltered. Now rookie coach Petri Karjalainen has corrected the course of the Savoia men. The streak of four consecutive wins is underway, as Kalpa defeated ISAT, HPK and Carpet in the weekend dual matches. Within no time the ranking reached fifth place.