Leo Komarov and Patrik Laine will be together again in Toronto this time for the World Cup. Komarov was named to the preliminary roster a few weeks ago, and today, with the final roster announcement for Team Finland, he's joined by Laine, Carolina Hurricanes prospect Sebastian Aho, and Mikko Koskinen from the World Championship silver medal winning team.
One Finnish media report speculated on the Finnish third goalie by posing the question Which goalie will eat popcorn in Toronto.
Koskinen might end up getting to know the ACC pressbox, but he might get in some games too, he was impressive at the World Championships.
No one was more impressive than Laine, and if Auston Matthews is named to Team North America as expected, the rivalry will get another airing, and Leaf fans will get a front row seat.
Maybe Komarov can sneak in and get some important goals again, because like he said, he's a goal scorer now, not just a pest.
The final roster for Finland is:
|Sebastian Aho||Karpat (FIN)|
|Aleksander Barkov||Florida Panthers|
|Joonas Donskoi||San Jose Sharks|
|Valtteri Filppula||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Mikael Granlund||Minnesota Wild|
|Erik Haula||Minnesota Wild|
|Jussi Jokinen||Florida Panthers|
|Mikko Koivu||Minnesota Wild|
|Leo Komarov||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Lauri Korpikoski||Edmonton Oilers|
|Patrik Laine||Tappara (FIN)|
|Jori Lehtera||St. Louis Blues|
|Teuvo Teravainen||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Jyrki Jokipakka||Calgary Flames|
|Sami Lepisto||Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)|
|Esa Lindell||Dallas Stars|
|Olli Maatta||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Ville Pokka||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Rasmus Ristolainen||Buffalo Sabres|
|Sami Vatanen||Anaheim Ducks|
|Mikko Koskinen||SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)|
|Tuukka Rask||Boston Bruins|
|Pekka Rinne||Nashville Predators|