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Salo or Lumme? Two of the best Finns we had


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#1 Ghostsof1915

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

In honour of Salo's departure (We'll miss you Sami!) I ask which Finn was better?

Hard to compare when Salo was the skating wounded a lot of the time, so Lumme was either luckier or more durable.

Both were solid d-men.

Lumme was a 30 to 50 point d-man. (55 points being his career high), spent 8 seasons with the Canucks.

Salo 9 seasons, career high 37 points, great slap shot, but injuries always seem to derail him.

I think Lumme was better on all parts of the ice, but Salo was a reliable d-man who could put up points if he wanted as well. Salo did play more in the dead puck era so is it fair on the numbers?

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http://en.wikipedia....iki/Jyrki_Lumme

http://www.tsn.ca/nh...rs/bio/?id=1550

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

I haven't really watched Lumme play before, but I think that if Salo didn't get injured so often he would have been better than Lumme.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

1. Lumme was a top-pairing defenseman for us, while Salo never was.

2. Lumme could skate like the wind. Salo not so much. If Lumme could shoot like Salo though, whoa...

3. Lumme made Dana Murzyn look somewhat acceptable as a hockey player.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

^ ah well....salos injuries..sad story...may you are right

but...even lumme war more like before my time..i think he was a little bit better than salo imo

both are some of my alltime favourite canucks though
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

LUMME, hands down. but i give props to SALO too. But LUMME is my answer.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Salo really started to come up during the later stages of his career, Lumme was pretty consistent the whole time he played.

SLIGHT edge to Lumme.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

Love both of them, but I vote Skriko for favourite Finn. Ring of honour some day. Guy was built like a 14 year old, not sure how he survived the NHL.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:50 PM

Salo really started to come up during the later stages of his career, Lumme was pretty consistent the whole time he played.

SLIGHT edge to Lumme.


But man could Lumme piss you off with some awful defensive plays. Before Jovo, we had the Jyrke.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

But man could Lumme piss you off with some awful defensive plays. Before Jovo, we had the Jyrke.


Wasn't that mostly slug Murzyn's mistakes? ;)
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

Lumme could dipsy doodle like no one.
Sami has the bomb.
They are both A-1 people.
Sami and Lumme.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

Wasn't around at the time to see Lumme play so I'm going with Salo.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:06 PM

This is a tough one. Being finnish and all, I've always followed their performance a little closer than the others'.

Seing Salo go now 'hurt' me more, but Lumme played here in an era when not many finns were in the league. So it felt more special to have him on my team. I'll go with Jyrki Lumme, even if it's very close.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:10 PM

Lumme could dipsy doodle like no one.
Sami has the bomb.
They are both A-1 people.
Sami and Lumme.


JL had that great move at the point, fake the shot and then walk around the defender.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:21 PM

I would guess that the majority of the users on this board are too young to really remember or appreciate Lumme.

Lumme was the better player without a doubt. Myself and every other Canuck fan (am I right?) has and will always have a huge soft spot for Sami Salo.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Lumme.

Give us a poll.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

Lumme could dipsy doodle like no one.
Sami has the bomb.
They are both A-1 people.
Sami and Lumme.


Samme?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:18 AM

I grew up watching Sami Salo play for the Canucks, never saw Lumme play, so my answer would obviously biased towards Salo.

I do know that Lumme was a great player for Vancouver and had a lot of points for a Defencemen.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:02 AM

You all know where I weigh in on this debate.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

The answer is Lumme, but just to be contrary, Petri Skriko...
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:16 AM

Jarkko Ruutu

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

The answer is Lumme, but just to be contrary, Petri Skriko...


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

They both were very good players for us. I like them both and will not choose.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

Lumme.
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2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:19 AM

Sami Lumme
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'd say Lumme by quite a bit, he could dangle with the best of em, and he always managed to get to the puck in our end and make a good play...
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