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07:15 AM ET 07.11 | Turku, a city on the southwest coast of Finland and about two hours from Helsinki, may yet keep young hometown star Rasmus Ristolainen for another year. The Sabres hoped to have [Ristolainen] in the organization next year, but it appears the only way that will happen is if he makes Buffalo's roster. After the Sabres drafted the Finnish defenseman eighth overall last month, they said he had no contractual obligations overseas. Thus, if he didn't make the Sabres, it appeared the team could develop him in Rochester. "I think no," Ristolainen said [Wednesday] at development camp. "I've got a contract with my hometown team." ... It appears he will head back there if he does not make Buffalo's roster -- unless the Sabres make him an offer he can't refuse.

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Ron Rolston, Icon Sports Ron Rolston, Icon Sports
July 11, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Nice research, Sabres...

July 11, 2013  08:28 AM ET

I thought this guy was going to be a Flyer. Could it be Holmgren made a wise move? Just kidding, everyone

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July 11, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"I think no."

I like him.

I think potato.

- Phil Kessel

July 11, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice research, Sabres...

Now lets go easy on BUF. You cant expect them to be able to read a Finnish contract, can you?

Hehehehe

July 11, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Wait til the dude sees downtown BUF. He will be a Turku lifer.

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July 11, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think potato.- Phil Kessel

Idaho about this. I'm missing the Maine point

July 11, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

As long as that potato ends up in the back of the net.

Expecting a bushel of goals this season Danny?

July 11, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Idaho about this. I'm missing the Maine point

Hash it out.

July 11, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Idaho about this. I'm missing the Maine point

That must be russet.

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July 11, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Idano. I would be reluctant to draft a Euro that high. I think I'd pick a Canadian or an American first. They have fewer options.

July 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Bushels! PLURAL!

What's the over and under on bushels?

July 11, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Now lets go easy on BUF. You cant expect them to be able to read a Finnish contract, can you?

Hehehehe

Google HAS to have the Finnish translation for I think no...

July 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I thought this guy was going to be a Flyer. Could it be Holmgren made a wise move? Just kidding, everyone

Thanks. I needed a laugh this morning.

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July 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Thanks. I needed a laugh this morning.

Unfortunately Phantom I think there'll be lots of mornings like this for you.

July 11, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

6.5 bushels.

It'd be lower, but they're in the same division as the Habs.

I thought he got fat on garbage goals against the Sens.

 
July 11, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Unfortunately Phantom I think there'll be lots of mornings like this for you.

Laughing the day after the Flyers rout another team? Yep, I've no doubt about that.

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