MIRO HEISKA­NEN

Ex­pect the Finns and their blue-chip blue­line bri­gade of fu­ture NHLers to bounce back in a big way – with Heiska­nen lead­ing the charge

The Hockey News - - WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - BY RYAN KENNEDY

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Heiska­nen is hav­ing a great sea­son with tHhIiFrKd.oTvehre­alDl ian­l­l2a0s1S7t,airss­plpary­oin­spge2c4t,mdirnauft­eds Open­r­lyg­fao­muer ototh­ler­ad­pl­haiy­se­tre­saimn tb­hye aLi­wigiadear­beel­rotgh-. oginnlgy pmoos­riteiviece­pl­tu­ims-me,inanuds pHlaeyisekrainetnheis­lotth. e theWOh­liylemH­piecis,kah­nisen­mios­r­beep­in­rgesc­so­ingsid­beitre­odf fion­rtjuern­nioart­sio, nwahle­brueshi­neehsosp­weis­ll­h­ciosm­secoat­nt­dhreuwnowr­lidll tgeuaart­n­miono­gu­soeters­biefer­stotiem­n­rogtnhoeal­dyne­math­ree­daan­flidl­r­is­ftitr.seWt­soth­hte­henecoyreoal­cuehrhgiavle­fwn.a“yOfth­corou­urs­ge­hit­twheast­wouer­in­r­damweitnhtt, hte­hcaot’as­cha get­ting fired,” Heiska­nen said. “It was a re­ally bEaxd­peto­cu­tart­niaomnsenwt.ilWl eb’ell bheigb­heetrt.erHte­hi­is­skyae­naern.” wyeaasr,oun­seinogfhFi­is­nelaffn­odr’tslef­s­eswskbar­tig­in­hgt as­npdoth­sol­cak­stTey­hasmt haretl­spetodemx­eack­uete­haitm­bot­th­heefnirdsstodf eth­feenisce-. sH­moeai­hnsekoac­fanfnetnhbeast­abty­loe­sam­rh­do­eri­wen eatfn­hfetescdt­tirovae­fgltye, tiannst­dthroewnch­goiel­rerb­necrso,mtheearne iNsnH’Lt meruic­nhsehlos­retho­erd­nere.ds to do to

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