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It Appears Oliwer Kaski Will Be Signing With The Wings Soon

Elite Prospects on Kaski.

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Awesome.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/13/19 at 02:37 PM ET

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Another free prospect, why not.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 05/13/19 at 02:43 PM ET

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Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Finnish defenseman Oliwer Kaski will sign a one-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings following the World Championship, his agent, Todd Diamond, confirmed to MLive.

Kaski, 23, is a mobile, offensive-minded, right-shooting defenseman with good size (6-3, 187).

He had 19 goals and 51 points in 59 games for Pelicans in Finland’s SM-liiga this season. He spent the previous two seasons with HIFK Helsinki. He played at Western Michigan in 2015-16 (four goals, 12 points in 31 games) before returning to Finland after just one game the following season.

Kaski has one assist in three games at the Worlds.

“He’s an offensive-minded defenseman, a really good shot from the point, very good on the power play,” Diamond said recently. “He had a breakout year this year in Finland, although he showed some signs last season. He has some ties to the state of Michigan. Just a late bloomer, but he’s got a lot of the tools teams are looking for these days.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/13/19 at 02:46 PM ET

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In other news, Mantha remains hot, Slovakia 2, Canada 1 in the first period of WC.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/13/19 at 02:47 PM ET

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Mantha with an assist today too.

3 goals, 4 assists after 4 periods of the WC.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/13/19 at 03:01 PM ET

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Rybar is getting peppered in the Slovak goal, not getting much help keeping Canada at bay.

Slovakia 2-0
Tied 2-2
Slovakia 4-2
Tied 2-2

2 - 10:00

Posted by RWBill on 05/13/19 at 03:34 PM ET

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Nice hands by Tatar but that goal may be called off for goalie interference.

Posted by RWBill on 05/13/19 at 03:41 PM ET

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Google translate are quite humorous.  Finnish is quite unlike any other language.

USA otti lopulta 3–2-voiton jatkoajalla. Voitto lohkesi kyseenalaisella tavalla, sillä Dylan Larkinin ratkaisumaalia edelsi tilanne, jossa Clayton Keller kaatoi Juhani Tyrväisen jalkapyyhkäisyllä.

The US eventually took a 3-2 victory over the time. The victory was blocked in a questionable manner, as Dylan Larkin’s solution land was preceded by a situation in which Clayton Keller poured down Juhani Tyrväinen’s foot swipe.

Posted by RWBill on 05/13/19 at 04:02 PM ET

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=OKbOJyjwwTM

Kaski’s slapshot form is crazy looking, but effective.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 05/13/19 at 04:22 PM ET

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Suomic is supposed to be one of the hardest languages to learn.

Posted by teldar on 05/13/19 at 04:23 PM ET

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Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 05/13/19 at 04:22 PM ET

He’s got some nice moves, for sure… but the NHL is a whole different kind of animal. I don’t know that he’ll be allowed to get away with half of that in this league.

Of course, I’ve been wrong before.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 05/14/19 at 01:44 AM ET

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=OKbOJyjwwTM

Kaski’s slapshot form is crazy looking, but effective.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 05/13/19 at 04:22 PM ET

Ok, two things:  That ice surface is HUGE!!  I think that every time I see international hockey.  More importantly, there were a several of those shots that probably wouldn’t go in with NHL goalies, like the double-pump naked slap-shot and one of the wraparounds.  While Koski is good, he likely will need a bit of acclimatization to the NHL.

Oh, and is that “Charmin” written on the back of their shorts?  That’s, um… awkward…

 

 

Posted by Cap'n Bill from The Treachery of Hockey on 05/14/19 at 10:08 PM ET

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