30 Dezember 2009

Finland Olympic Roster

this is it.


Miikka Kiprusoff Calgary Flames
Niklas Bäckström Minnesota Wild
Antero Niittymäki Tampa Bay Lightning

Kimmo Timonen Philadelphia Flyers
Sami Salo Vancouver Canucks
Joni Pitkänen Carolina Hurricanes
Lasse Kukkonen Avangard Omsk
Toni Lydman Buffalo Sabres
Sami Lepistö Phoenix Coyotes
Janne Niskala Frölunda

Mikko Koivu Minnesota Wild
Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes
Antti Miettinen Minnesota Wild
Teemu Selänne Anaheim Ducks
Saku Koivu Anaheim Ducks
Jere Lehtinen Dallas Stars
Niklas Hagman Toronto Maple Leafs
Olli Jokinen Calgary Flames
Valtteri Filppula Detroit Red Wings
Jarkko Ruutu Ottawa Senators
Niko Kapanen Ak Bars Kazan
Ville Peltonen Dynamo Minsk
Jarkko Immonen Ak Bars Kazan

Average Height 183,70 cm
Average Weight 88,35 kg

fucking love it. ok, kipper. but he is a tremendous. glad, to see him dress up for the finns. if he brings his a-game, he is THE game-decider.
the D is the best what finland can call up. no nummelin, but WTF, we need NHLers we got NHLers.
the F is just pure legend, allmost a legend-team. old, but all of this old dudes have one last great tournament left. awesome to see koivu, lehtinen and peltonen skate togheter for a last time, 15 years after the wc in sweden. pure aweseomness. plus selänne, both ruutus and immonen and kapanen we have a very competitive roster. please no injuries till vancouver.

ready or not, here we come.

23 Dezember 2009

Swiss Team WHJC


Sbisa, Josi, Niederreiter
and some other good players.

Canada beats Finnland 3-0 in WHJC exhibition

solid win by Team Canada.

(why is Hall attacking the ref? twice? and not getting suspended?)

13.23 1-0 Alex Pietrangelo (Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn)
02.03 2-0 Taylor Hall (Brandon Kozun, Marco Scandella)
14.51 3-0 Brandon McMillan (Jordan Eberle)

Martin Jones 6+5+6=17
Joni Ortio 10+4+7=21

Awesome Team Canada as I mentioned before.
But not too bad from Finnland somehow, considering home ice for Canada and the smaller rinks.

in their first exhibition, Canada beat Sweden 6-2.

22 Dezember 2009

Boychuck hits Stajan


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21 Dezember 2009



"It was very important for us to win this tournament," Finland coach Jukka Jalonen said. "We also watched our best players."

ready or not, here we come

btw1: comment of the week below this article on tsn.ca from a fan from team canada:
"I don't think it is very fair thet other teams have their rosters playing tournaments before the Olympics starts"
you know what: get on with it!

btw2: possible Finnland roster for Vancouver (as seen in a Finnish newspaper):


Valtteri Filppula - Mikko Koivu - Tuomo Ruutu

Jere Lehtinen - Saku Koivu - Teemu Selänne

Jussi Jokinen - Olli Jokinen - Niklas Hagman

Ville Peltonen - Niko Kapanen - Antti Miettinen

13. hyökkääjä: Jarkko Ruutu


Sami Salo - Joni Pitkänen

Toni Lydman - Kimmo Timonen

Lasse Kukkonen - Sami Lepistö

7. puolustaja: Ossi Väänänen


Miikka Kiprusoff, Niklas Bäckström, Antero Niittymäki

I hope Jalonen will not go like this (btw. Jalonen got his contract extended, good news IMO).

I`d vote heavily against Ruutu as extra skater! Make Peltonen the 13th guy. Not Jakke. What the fuck.
(btw: in a vote in the newspaper, 61 % voted for Pyörälä to stay home. N. Kapanen, Ruutu an Peltonen only got 9 % -16 % of the anti-votes.)

And add Nummelin instead of Lydman or Väänänen. Nevermind if he`s missing now because of injury. He`s our most dangerous d-man. Best shot from the blueline and awesome in shootouts (6/7 in the 06/07 season in the nhl).

And by the way, who or what is "Kiprusoff"?

Jarkko Ruutu - what a goal (and what a pass)


17 Dezember 2009

Canada names final WJC roster, Finnish pre WJC roster

U20 WJC Saskatchewan
26.12. - 05.01.10

G Jake Allen St. Louis
(2nd round, 2008)
G Martin Jones Los Angeles
(free agent, 2008)

D Jared Cowen Ottawa
(1st round, 2009)
D Calvin de Haan N.Y. Islanders
(1st round, 2009)
D Ryan Ellis Nashville
(1st round, 2009)
D Travis Hamonic N.Y. Islanders
(2nd round, 2008)
D Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis
(1st round, 2008)
D Marco Scandella Minnesota
(2nd round, 2008)
D Colten Teubert Los Angeles
(1st round, 2008)

F Luke Adam Buffalo
(2nd round, 2008)
F Gabriel Bourque Nashville
(5th round, 2009)
F Jordan Caron Boston
(1st round, 2009)
F Patrice Cormier New Jersey
(2nd round, 2008)
F Stefan Della Rovere Washington
(7th round, 2008)
F Jordan Eberle Edmonton
(1st round, 2008)
F Taylor Hall 2010 Draft
F Adam Henrique New Jersey
(3rd round, 2008)
F Nazem Kadri Toronto
(1st round, 2009)
F Brandon Kozun Los Angeles
(6th round, 2009)
F Brandon McMillan Anaheim
(3rd round, 2008)
F Greg Nemisz Calgary
(1st round, 2008)
F Brayden Schenn Los Angeles
(1st round, 2009)

10 1st rounders... badass

Finnish pre WJC roster

1 GK ORTIO Joni 16.04.1991 Turku 185 82 FIN L TPS Turku
28 GK SIMILÄ Petteri 09.04.1990 Oulu 196 97 FIN L Niagara Ice Dogs, CAN
30 GK AITTOKALLIO Sami 06.08.1992 Tampere 185 78 FIN L Ilves Tampere

3 LD KIVISTÖ Tommi 07.06.1991 Vantaa 186 90 FIN L Jokerit Helsinki
4 LD ERONEN Teemu 22.11.1990 Vantaa 179 79 FIN L Jokerit Helsinki
5 RD RISSANEN Rasmus 13.07.1991 Kuopio 187 84 FIN L Everet Silvertips, CAN
6 RD NÄKYVÄ Kristian 18.11.1990 Helsinki 183 79 FIN L Blues Espoo
8 RD NIEMI Jyri 15.06.1990 Hämeenkyrö 190 93 FIN L Saskatoon Blades, CAN
9 RD VATANEN Sami 03.06.1991 Jyväskylä 177 75 FIN R JYP Jyväskylä
12 LD LAAKSO Aleksi 16.03.1990 Seinäjoki 180 77 FIN L Blues Espoo
25 LD VITTASMÄKI Veli-Matti 03.07.1990 Turku 185 87 FIN L TPS Turku

10 CE MYTTYNEN Matias 12.03.1990 Tampere 187 84 FIN L Ilves Tampere
11 LW RAJALA Toni 29.03.1991 Parkano 178 74 FIN L Brandon, CAN
13 LW SOINTU Matias 10.02.1990 Tampere 178 80 FIN L Sudbury Wolves, CAN
14 RW JORMAKKA Pekka 14.09.1990 Jyväskylän mlk 174 80 FIN R JYP Jyväskylä
16 RW ELO Eero 26.04.1990 Rauma 192 87 FIN R Lukko Rauma
18 RW PAKARINEN Iiro 25.08.1991 Loviisa 185 88 FIN R KalPa Kuopio
19 RW RASK Joonas 24.03.1990 Savonlinna 180 76 FIN R Ilves Tampere
20 LW SALLINEN Jere 26.10.1990 Espoo 185 87 FIN L Blues Espoo
21 RW IKONEN Jasse 13.06.1990 Kuopio 185 80 FIN L D-Team Jyväskylä
22 CE GRANLUND Mikael 26.02.1992 Oulu 178 78 FIN L HIFK Helsinki
23 LW TALLBERG Teemu 13.05.1991 Helsinki 186 85 FIN L HIFK Helsinki
24 CE LAJUNEN Jani 16.06.1990 Helsinki 189 84 FIN L Blues Espoo
29 CE NÄTTINEN Joonas 03.01.1991 Jämsä 188 83 FIN R Blues Espoo
35 LW HARTIKAINEN Teemu 03.05.1990 Kuopio 188 91 FIN L KalPa Kuopio

first look:
World Junior Pre-Competition
Canada vs. Finland
Tuesday, December 22, 7 p.m. MT

Jarkko Ruutu & David Koci - Suspensions?


I would suspend Ruutu for 395 games and Koci for 382.

14 Dezember 2009


Tuukka Rask has a higher save percentage and lower goals-against average than any of his fellow countrymen, which, of course, makes you wonder if he's a legitimate candidate to represent Finland in the Olympics?

Rask was not at Finland's orientation camp this past August in Vierumaki, so he's not so sure.

"No, I just go day by day," Rask said. "Going into the season (making the Olympics) wasn't my goal, but I have played good now so we'll see what happens. You never know. It'd be great to go there, but if not I get the days off.

"I'm not disappointed if I'm not there, but of course I do the best I can to make the team."

Rask doesn't buy into the notion that there is a competition among the Finnish candidates currently in the NHL, including himself, Miikka Kiprusoff, Pekka Rinne, Niklas Backstrom, Vesa Toskala, Antero Nittymaki and Antti Niemi. Kari Lehtonen has not played yet.

"I know Toskala and I know Rinne and Kipper a little bit, and it's fun to see guys from your home country doing well in the NHL," he said. "It's been the past few years now with Finnish goalies stepping up. It's fun to follow and it's fun to play against these guys."

It would be more fun to beat out some of them for a spot on the Olympic roster.

"No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3, it doesn't matter," Rask said. "It's the Olympics and to be part of your home country at the Olympics, be part of that circus, would be a great experience. I'm young, so maybe someday."

A huge difference to Kipper.

11 Dezember 2009

Fetisov - the old man and the ice

This is the most ridiculous story of the passing decade. Vyacheslav Fetisov, 51, returns to ice. Not, not in a legend-match. He will play for CSKA Moscow in a regular season game in the KHL. He also is the president of CSKA Moscow.

They must have a lousy junior team / farm team in Moscow, thats for sure.

01 Dezember 2009

Off-Ice / Ski Challenge


every year in winter I download the free ski challenge game.
you can download the swiss version or the austrian version (different adds). There is also a Mac version.

give it a try.
if you wanna race against my ghost: you find it under "VGT" (my best time is far from the top...)

"What Ski Challenge is all about

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