Teuvo Teräväinen Available

Teuvo WJC trophy

On Sunday, Teuvo Teräväinen’s Jokerit team’s season came to an end. He is now available to come to North America and join either the Rockford IceHogs or, more likely, the Chicago Blackhawks.

Teräväinen posted 44 points (nine goals, 35 assists) in 49 games with Jokerit this season. He was also the leading scorer at the World Junior Championships and led Finland to the gold.

21 thoughts on “Teuvo Teräväinen Available

  • March 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    He might be a charge that the team needs right now,

  • March 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    For all those people that say the fans are being foolish to count on TT to save the Hawks this year I would suggest those people consider the following: Its not just adding TT, it could also result in the subtraction of someone else that is killing the team in the eyes of many i.e Zus. Its like tonight, the Hawks don’t just add Hossa, it could also result in the subtraction of Brookbank. That is just a huge swing that effects the entire lineup. So I for one am very hopeful that this will result not only in the beginning of a good second line center’s career, but that it will also reduce or stop Q from relying on Zus. Anyone with me on this?

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I’m with you Pete and as others have said it will allow them to roll four lines.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Pete, I agree zus is slowing down the speed on whatever line he’s on , I believe kane would have a couple more points under his belt if he had maybe PIRRI with him over zus.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Subtle reality: Brookbank has played a lot with the hopes that someone claims him off waivers. Hell, if someone claims Kostka, why would a team take a guy that’s played forward AND defense AND has a ring? Handzus is staying because Q likes to have a guy that wins faceoffs and can kill penalties… even if it drives the entire free world crazy.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    TT didn’t play his best game today according to a couple guys that watched the game. He had a turnover that led to the 2nd HPK goal and his overall game wasn’t as good as it usually is. I wonder if the comments by Q and Stan last week became a distraction for TT and the Jokerit team. For as much as I’m anxiously awaiting the TT debut, I really would have preferred the he played well and led Jokerit ro victory. Now, after all the hoopla of his scoring streak and playing so well after the WJC, his season kind of ends with a thud. But it’s over now so there’s nothing more for him to do except come to Chicago and start what will hopefully be a long and successful career.

    Safe travels TT – see ya soon.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Remind me again, why all the negative Nellies about Sheldon Brookbank? He’s a + 5 in VERY limited minutes; that’s ahead of Roszival and only a couple behind Odoya. He plays anywhere Q asks him to play and keeps the other team’s goons (eg, Mcloud) off our skilled players.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Tab- totally agree that hawks were “showcasing” 17 most of year- for a late season rental which never really came thru… he has done a decent job… but reality is 1 or 2 of 17/32/27 will most likely be gone (hopefully for Johns to come in and be a beast)

    Just saw another Johns thumping hilite- like the 1st one this year where he put a guy’s feet over his head like a rag doll- legal/clean hit… the guy can just destroy people!!!

  • March 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Pete, great response…that’s it entirely…TT doesn’t have to be a star to greatly benefit us…he gives Kane help (which is greatly needed), he increases team speed and Sts, and allows us to roll 4 lines, where we are virtually unbeatable…addition by subtraction plays a big roll as well…

    Tab, Zus hasn’t even been great on FOs this year…he’s 47.5% overall for the year, and 42% on the PK…

    Drop the Puck, BB has done a good job for the Hawks this year…the comment made was referring to not only the fact that we don’t need 8 DMen, but also to his playing on the RW…

  • March 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Can anybody answer how Cap will work in this case? We have $54,000 in Cap space. Teavo is $900,000. We don’t have any rookies we can send down to equal that. So can we dump ‘Bulin or ‘Zeus? Do they still count against Cap if they are not playing?

  • March 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I believe the salary cap used the daily salary of each player, where the daily salary of each player on the active roster is subtracted from the salary cap. The $54,000 “cap space” figure is a projection of what will be left if the players on the roster stay on the roster through the last day of the regular season. A players daily salary is his cap hit divided by the number of days in the regular season. The number of days in the regular season is generally in the 185-190 range (don’t know the exact number for this season) – but let’s use 190 as an example. So if TT’s salary cap hit is $900K, then his daily cap hit is $4,737. ($900,000 / 190). Therefore TT can be on the the active roster for 11 days ($54,000 / $4,737) before either he or someone else would need to be removed ftom the active roster.

    What I am not clear on is whether TT can practice with the team before he is officially added to the roster – I think no, but I’m not sure.

    If Brrokbank were waived to be sent to Rockford (or be picked up by another team), then that would probably clear enough cap space for TT to spend the rest of the regulay season on the roster. Brookbank’s cap hit is $1.25M, so if he were “buried” in the AHL, approximately $950K of his cap hit would not count against the cap – only the remaining $75K ($1.25M – $950K) so when pre-rated it will free up enough to cover TT.

  • March 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    oops – sorry for all the typos – I really should proofread before hitting the post comment button. I meant “pro-rated” – not “pre-rated”.

    Maybe I could have made it simpler by saying the TT’s cap hit is about the same as the Hawks would save by burying Brookbank.

  • March 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I am excited to see how TT does on this team because Regin, and Zus clearly arent cutting it. Tab how does ELC status work do you know off hand.

  • March 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    TT is on the first year of his 3-year ELC. If he plays less than 10 games, then his first year “slides” to next year making next season his first of 3 years. If he plays 10 games or more, then this season is considered the first of the 3 years.

  • March 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    ^Playoff games also count against the 10, if you’re going to ask^

    Two more assists for Pirri today. Guy looks more comfortable with the puck there than he ever did here.

    Today Q said he’s comfortable with Handzus being the second line center in the playoffs. However, he isn’t comfortable with him playing when they actually need a goal. Please be NHL ready Teuvo.

  • March 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    The Florida Panthers are among the worst franchises in hockey, yet the idiot brigade is going to say Brandon Pirri is playing well in South Florida. Let the one-dimensional Pirri score 20 goals a year in hockey purgatory. Big fucking deal. He can’t skate and he can’t play two way hockey. He’s not missed, nor will he ever be missed.

    Teravainen is not the magic answer. He hasn’t even played on a NHL size rink other than training camp.

    The answers are going to have to come from within. Meaning Bickell needs to play better. Meaning Shaw needs to play better. Meaning Versteeg needs to actually do something. Meaning Crawford needs to be tighter in goal. Meaning Sharp needs to stop being a fucking prima donna and play hockey like he used to. Meaning Hossa needs to stay on the ice. Meaning Toews and Kane need to dial up their games. Meaning Seabrook needs to dial up his effort. Meaning Leddy needs to not vaporize like he did late last year and into the playoffs. Meaning Rosival needs to stay upright. Meaning Keith needs to play like the best defenseman in hockey every game.

  • March 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Holy f$ck rufus…I watched much of that game today between VAN and FLA, and Pirri was one of the best players on the ice for both teams, and Canuckleheads are one of the most talented teams in the NHL…

    Jimmy Hayes was 1st star with 2 goals…he skated almost 18 minutes, had 4 hits and even won a FO…Pirri had 2 assists, was key on their PP, won 7 of 12 FOs and even attempted a SO goal…in his last 3 games, Pirri has 1 goal and 4 assists and is a +1…neither player fit on the Hawks long term so lighten up and be happy for them…both are starting to settle in at FLA and contributing in a major way for them.

    This is the f$cking NHL where every team team is capable of beating another on a given night, so stop the BS with FLA is bush league hockey…they’re not…

    One other note, Brian Campbell skated almost 28 minutes and was a Turnover machine…yikes…Olsen skated 11 minutes on the 3rd pairing and was okay…Luongo seemed very uptight and nervous against his old team..

  • March 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    JS, if Q continues to skate Zus as 2nd line Centre, we’re done…his play isn’t even below average, Zus has become a joke out there…he’s not winning FOs consistently, he’s not hitting anyone, his passes are off the mark because he RARELY passes the puck, because he RARELY has the puck…his D zone coverage is substandard because he can’t close on the puck or players in the slot fast enough to make a difference…if anyone takes the time to DVR these games and then follow Zus around, its like he’s in his own little world…no one hits him, he doesn’t hit anyone…he doesn’t make passes or receive them and rarely gets a shot off…Q is now the 3rd (I think) winningest coach in NHL history, but everyone around the league is back to shaking their collective heads about some of his decisions this year, and this is one of them…

    Remember, when Brandon Pirri was our 2nd line centre, we were 18-3-5…when Zus in our 2nd line centre we have an overall W/L record of 24/23, plus Zus is averaging under 9 minutes of 5 on 5 ice time per game…that’s what the 4th line centre should be skating…all year long Patrick Kane has ONE goal with Zus on the ice…and that was just last week, and Zus was more than 50 feet away from Kane and Sharp when the goal went in…I thought Q was all about winning, not losing…but this malaise that the Hawks are in since Hossa was injured is all on Q and Bowman…David Runblad for the Cup run???

  • March 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    IMO the key here is TT because it appears that Q will never take Handzus out of the lineup unless TT comes in and gets the job done. Q won’t have to admit he was wrong because TT wasn’t available all year. Also I think the Handzus situation becomes more pronounced when a top player is out of the lineup like Hossa has been the past two weeks. Maybe I’m wrong, but that is how this fan sees it.

  • March 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Yeah, Q is so “sure” of Zus as 2nd line Centre, he has Ben Smith centring Kane and Bickell tonight…Q also said today that there is precedence for rookies coming fresh into the NHL for the playoffs and succeeding…its clear a change is finally being made…incredibly stubborn guy though…

  • March 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I have watched TT play as much as possible. He was MVP in the WJC IMO and will be better than Kane b/c he is RESPONSIBLE, and Coach Q will get 100% out of him while Patty Kakes continues to give 100% in the local bars, and 80% on the ice. I can’t wait to see TT in game action and watch him pot his first goal. He needs a shooter like Sharp or Hossa on his line b/c TT is an obvious set-up man. GO HAWKS!!!

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