25 November 2009

Miika Kiprusoff

Miikka Kiprusoff wants to start for the Finnish hockey team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, but the Flames goaltender says if he isn't going to be the team's No.1 guy, he'd sooner stay home.

"I'd probably not go in that case," says Kiprusoff in a Tuesday story in The Calgary Herald. "If I'm not going to start for sure, I think I'm going to take that time off and rest."


I'm not surprised, but once more, very disappointed.
He's a great goaltender but he plays for the name on the back, not the logo on the front.

21 November 2009


no comment.

ok, ein Komment gibts doch noch: das kommt dann wohl davon, wen Surferboys an Hockeymatches gehen. Könnten Freunde von diesem Typ gewesen sein:

17 November 2009


stats comparison:

Jarkko Ruutu, 17 GP, 9 Points

A. Kovalev, 17, GP, 8 Points
D. Krejci, 17 GP, 7 Points
Ch. Drury, 18 PG, 6 Points

(for example)

get on with it.

14 November 2009

Olli Jokinens Rekord

Calgarys Olli Jokinen hält einen zweifelhaften Rekord. Er ist mit 799 Partien der Spieler mit den meisten Hauptrundenmatches, ohne dabei je die Play-offs erreicht zu haben.Im März wechselte der Finne zu den Flames und beendete die Serie. Auch wenn Calgary in der 1. Runde scheiterte.

10 November 2009

Karjala Aftermath

The Karjala tournament, the second Euro Hockey Tour event in the 2009-2010 season, was decided after the fifth game when Alexei Morozov scored the game-winner on the power play in overtime for Russia against the Czech Republic.

Russia was undefeated in the round robin event, but needed overtime twice – against the Czechs and Finns – to claim the crown. Morozov netted both overtime game-winners.

While the Russians took over the top position in the Euro Hockey Tour standings with 12 points in six games, the home crowd celebrated Finland’s historic win against rival Sweden with a 7-0 thumping. It was only the second time that the Finns netted a seven-goal win against the Tre Kronor.

The win was also the second for the Finns against Sweden this season as they won the Nordic meeting in the first Euro Hockey tour event in September. Goalkeeper Petri Vehanen, earned the shutout with 27 saves. On the other side, Swedish netminder Stefan Liv was replaced after two periods seven goals.


05 November 2009

Karjala-Turnaus, Peter Forsberg

nhl.com also wrote an article about the Karjala Cup:

and, big news, Peter Forsberg is joining the Swedish team. There you go.

04 November 2009

Karjala Turnaus - Czech Roster

The Czech Roster is online.

The biggest name is Jiri Hudler, former Detroit Red Wings.
Other players I'd liket to mention:
Josef Vasicek
Jan Bulis
Josef Melichar
Karel Rachunek

Head Coach: Vladimir Ruzicka

And thanks Tommy for your post, yes, we're definitely missing Petteri Nummelin. How could I forget.

The first game tomorrow will be played between Finland and Russia.

01 November 2009

Comment of the Weekend

After the Leafs loss to the Habs, somebody wrote a comment on TSN that made my day.