Anssi Salmela

Winnipeg Jets #25 - Defenseman

  • Born: 08/13/84
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 200

Let's Remember Some Guys: New Jersey Devils Edition

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With all sports disappearing indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic, it is now more than ever our patriotic duty to remember some of the guys of yesteryear.

Sami Vatanen: The Best Finnish New Jersey Devils Player So Far?

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Sami Vatanen, who is now with the Carolina Hurricanes, played a lot for the New Jersey Devils in the last 3 seasons. Was it enough to be the best Finnish-born Devils player in franchise history?...

A Decade of Necessary Changes Part 1: The 2009-10 New Jersey Devils

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The 2010s are ending and so will end a decade of New Jersey Devils hockey where past glories ended and difficult necessary changes were to be made. This is the first part of a series looking at...

The Ongoing Decline of Andy Greene

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Andy Greene has been a mainstay on the New Jersey Devils defense for the last nine seasons. He is expected to continue to play significant minutes in 2018-19. This is a problem as Greene has...

Reports: Kovalchuk Wants to Return to the NHL for ‘17-’18

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Through Tom Gulitti and Elliotte Friedman, Ilya Kovalchuk apparently wants to come back to the NHL for 2017-18. This post goes into why he was a big deal, how this is relevant for the Devils, what...

2016 Worlds: Team Finland preview

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There are high hopes in Finland, and their young team will be expected to come home from Russia with a medal.

KHL: Kulikov Stout In Lokomotiv Loss

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Florida defender posts impressive even rating in tough 4-2 loss to Avangard Omsk.

Can Anton Volchenkov be a Top-4 D for the Devils?

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The Devils have been paying Anton Volchenkov $4.25 million / year since the start of the 2010-2011 season. Can he earn his money moving forward as a Top-2 or even Top-4 defenseman with the team?

Recapping the All-Time List: Every Panther But One

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Interested in learning who is the "best" Cat since 1993? You won't yet find him here, but he's in very good company.

LBC's All-Time Florida Panthers Roster Countdown: 188-185

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In today's edition of the Countdown, we take a look back at G Kevin Weekes, RW Niclas Bergfors, F Mike Foligno and C Vaclav Nedorost.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Kari Lehtonen's Injury Not Serious

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The Finnish goalie won't return to the tournament but is not seriously injured and other news and notes from around the NHL.

IIHF World Hockey Championship Open Thread

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NBCSN is showing the USA v. Switzerland game today, starting right now (11:15 am MT). The US is coming off a fantastic win against Finland (5-0). The worst part of the game was at the very end when...