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Marco Bombino guests to preview Team Finland for the 2021 World Juniors.

It comes as a surprise to Peter and Marco that 2021 NHL draft top prospect Attu Raty and Carolina prospect Patrick Puistola failed to secure roster spots. Both would have been returning players.

Finland will look to 18-year-old Joel Blomquist to secure the starting goalie position. Marco gets Peter up to speed on the two backup options in Kari Piiroinen, and Roope Taponen.

A pair of Toronto Maple Leaf prospects will help lead the defense in Mikko Kokkonen, and Topi Niemela. They will be supported by Jets prospect Ville Heinola. Keep an eye on Florida prospect Kasper Puutio, and undrafted prospect Ruben Rafkin

Anton Lundell will drive the offense upfront and should be flanked by Roni Hirvonen and Kasper Simontaival. A sleeper to watch for could be Nashville prospect Juuso Parssinen who Marco feels could be the second-line center between Sens Roby Jarventie, and 2022 top prospect Brad Lambert. All eyes will be on Lambert as he could be the first Finnish player selected first overall in NHL Draft history.