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Around the Farm: Reunanen notches three assists in big game

Tarmo Reunanen recorded three assists in his best outing of the season thus far. Reunanen also had 12 PIMs for a cross check and associated misconduct penalty. Reunanen now has a line of 2-5-7 in 6 games, and is clearly a step ahead in Mestis.

Nils Lundkvist’s Lulea was supposed to play today against Adam Edstrom’s Rogle, but the game was postponed due to COVID. Yegor Rykov was also not in the lineup for CSKA today.


  • Vitali Kravtsov (Traktor, No Game)
    • Season stats: 14 GP, 8 G, 2 A, 4 PIM, +8
  • Yegor Rykov (CSKA, W 3-2): DNP
    • Season stats: 18 GP, 0 G, 6 A, 2 PIM, +6


  • Nils Lundkvist (Lulea, No Game): COVID related postponement
    • Season stats: 10 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 8 PIM, -1
  • Adam Edstrom (Rogle, No Game): COVID related postponement
    • Season stats: 7 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 27 PIM, +3
  • Karl Henriksson (Frolunda, W 3-1): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Season stats: 11 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 6 PIM, +1


  • Leevi Aaltonen (KalPa, No Game)
    • Season Stats: 7 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 4 PIM, +2
  • Lauri Pajuniemi (TPS): Injured – out 2-3 weeks as of October 5. Expected back this week.
    • Season Stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1


  • Olof Lindbom (Mora, No Game)
    • Season Stats: 4 GP, 2.43 GAA, .925 SV%
  • Jakob Ragnarsson (Timra, No Game)
    • Season Stats: 9 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 10 PIM, +3
  • Oliver Tarnstrom (AIK [J20], No Game)
    • Season Stats (Allsvenskan): 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -2
    • Season Stats (SuperElit J20): 8 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 2 PIM, +3

Extraliga (Czech)

  • Libor Hajek (HC Olomouc): Still not on the roster
    • Season stats: Still not on the roster

Extraliga (Slovakia)

  • Adam Huska (HKM Zvolen, No Game)
    • Season Stats: 1 GP, 2.00 GAA, .920 SV%

HC J20 (Sweden)

  • Hugo Ollas (Linkoping, No Game)
    • Season Stats: 9 GP, 2.20 GAA, .906 SV%

Mestis (Finnish AHL)

  • Tarmo Reunanen (Tuto, W 6-3): 0 G, 3 A, 12 PIM, +1
    • Season Stats: 6 GP, 2 G, 5 A, 12 PIM, +6

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  • Tarmo’s my dark horse candidate to make the team and push JJ to 7th Dman. His play has improved every season. He’s solid both offensively and defensively. He refused the Liga contract so he would have the option to come over when camp opened up. I think he’s already passed Libor on the prospect ladder. His best shot is to make the team this season while there is a clear open slot, and while Robertson, Miller and Jones still need more seasoning. An added bonus: he can be a Finnish running buddy for Kakko to ease his homesickness.

    • He’s already under contract to the Rangers, so no Liiga contract to turn down.

      3 assists against the worst team in a semi-pro league, let’s put him in the Hall of Fame!!

      1st assist: “running” the top of an umbrella on the PP, does a give and go with the goal scorer who hammered a barely moving puck because Reunanen barely put anything on it. If a Rangers exec watched him run that PP, he’d ghost Tarmo. Slow skating, slow decision making, slow passing.

      His goal against: gets a chance to PK in I don’t know how many games because their top pair had spent 2:15 on the ice to start the 2nd period, then started killing another penalty a minute later. Tarmo promptly boards a guy to get it to 4 on 4 and the guy he’s supposed to be marking after pancaking the one guy scored the goal. 2 minutes and a 10 minute misconduct.

      How he played 16:25 might break the laws of physics because he was hard to find most of the time. Him getting switched from starting on his off hand to his port side didn’t help.

      2nd assist: being to deep in the zone without the puck, grabs it at the dot, promptly loses it, bounces off a FPS skate to the primary assist who does all the work to drop it off to the goal scorer.

      3rd assist: guys mucking deep, throws it to the point, Tarmo throws it on net, goal scorer feasts on the fat rebound.

      Ruutu is $10/month. It’s worth the money just to understand how bad this guy is.

      • Like I’ve written before, he’s the world’s tallest midget. Bottom 2 pair in Liiga is ECHL quality. He’s not even top pair in Mestis.

        Pronman doesn’t rate him as having a chance and we’re well in to where aging curves flatten while he’s done nothing but regress since he’s been signed.

        • Even Rykov (whom I rate as a 7th D as ceiling) looks miles better than Reunanen in an infinitely better league.

        • Not true at all. I spoke to Corey about Tarmo. He definitely be thinks he has a chance. His concern is Tarmo’s skating; same concern Pronman has about most prospects

          • If you look at his organizational rankings, the only players mentioned are people he thinks have a shot at the NHL.

            Reunanen isn’t on those lists before(or after) the draft.

            Your interpretation of the “conversation” in the Athletic comments section is…interesting.

            >Q:” Corey, any thoughts on Tarmo Reunanen?”
            >A:” Can move and shoot the puck but skating is questionable.”

      • You apparently have no idea what ur talking about. Tarmo doesn’t play for Liiga this season because if he still signed with them he couldn’t leave early to go to Rangers camp.

        • He is under contract to the Rangers, FULL STOP.

          The only way he plays *anywhere* in the world besides the New York Rangers is if the club loans him out FULL STOP.

          There are 33 players on NHL contracts loaned out to Liiga, most(if not all of them) will return to North America once camps open. Every team in Liiga has taken a player on loan. If a team wanted him, they would have taken him.

          Please tell me again that I don’t know what I’m talking about?

          Couldn’t make Hartford, his 3rd Finnish team in 4 years, has dropped out of Liiga and he’s got a chance to make the opening night lineup?


          Daniel Bernhardt has a better chance.

          • You don’t know what you are talking about. Liiga wanted him back on the condition that he commit to the full season, not as a loan. Since he couldn’t and wouldn’t he dropped down. Saying that other players were accepted on a loan basis doesn’t change the facts regarding Tarmo. Your comments are just meant to confuse and hide your error.

            All this is public knowledge.

    • Nothin on the news from since 18 September, but reding between the lines, Olomuc couldn’t afford the player insurance. Between the pandemic shutdowns and their sugar daddy pulling his support, they don’t have 2 crowns to rub together.

      Assuming Hajek in Ostrava working out on his own.

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