Thursday, 29 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Game 7 in KHL finals, Kazan had lost 3 games in row losing 2 win lead. Then in game 6 they demolished MVD 7-1 and now this.
Shutout for Vehanen and goal for Kapanen. In other news, Finns kicks ass :P
Finally something good happened during this crappy season.
Sorry boys, the princess who would get you half kingdom is still getting married this summer.
Before the story, two things:
- This is related to hockey. Sorta
- If you love Henrik Lundqvist and/or want to believe in world of true love and no cheating, read no longer.
Anyways, one of the biggest stories in Swedish media has lately been the lovelife of their younger princess, Madeleine (pictured above). As you can guess, if it's on the tabloid, it's not pretty. To sum it up, she was planned to get married with her fiance Jonas Bergström this year but first there were rumours of they having problems, then the queen said there will be no weddings. This of course caused more rumours and then some little less pretty Norwegian chick felt that she just has to open her mouth and told some local quality magazine that she slept with mr. Bergström when he was in Åre last year partying with his friends. But she didn't know who he was so it's all good. Well, except the tiny little fact that the ash ruined her plan to fly to Britain to escape the mediashow. Oops.
So, whether or not this was true, the couple split up and the princess is now in New York. Or as the media puts it "Getting comfort from the sexiest hockey player on the Earth, Henrik Lundqvist". Right...
Now I don't really care from who she's getting comfort - though, if you absolutely have to use Rangers player as rebound, might as well call the pro and get some Avery time - but I do have one question about this.
Henrik Lundqvist is not, never was and never will be the sexiest hockey player. Goog god, he's not even the sexiest player in team Sweden.
Unless, of course, the only other remaining players were the like of Daniel "Go ahead and write it, I guarantee
There's apparently some playoffs thing going on in the NHL but who cares. Burn the cars!
Friday, 23 April 2010
However, the bronze game was pretty okay. Though, the Russian goalie is just 15 so I hope they have the decency to feel bad for ruining the Friday for the kiddo. It's not very nice to bully smaller like that....
Ihanaa Leijonat, ihanaa...
Sunday, 18 April 2010
San José Sharks (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (8)
- Wins 1-2 (or 2-1 if you ask Yahoo)
Sharks: 1½. "Douglas Murray" is not very Swedish name...
Avalanche: The mourning corpse of Forsberg
Advantage: Avalanche. Foppa's just that awesome
Sharks: Stunningly none. After all, we too like to choke in games that matter.
Avalanche: None. East Europe haters
Advantage: Sharks. Because I can.
Sharks: Huskins. The name amuses me.
Avalanche: Cuminskey. Teehee
It's time for Avalanche to trundle back home, Sharks 3 - Avalanche 2
Chicago Blackhawks (2) vs. Nashville Predators (7)
- Wins 1-1
Hawks: Hjalmarsson. Mmmm...
Predators: Distant memories of Radulov
Advantage: Predators. Rinne (slope) >>> Niemi (peninsula)
Hawks: Hjalmarsson, Sopel, Seabrook
Advantage: Hawks. Sigh
Hawks 2 - Predators 3
Vancouver Canucks (3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (6)
- Wins 1-1
Canucks: The Sedins, Edler, Mikael "They can fuck themselves" Samuelsson
Kings: Ersberg, Modin
Advantage: As much as Samuelsson and the Sedins amuse me, I have to say Kings
Canucks: Ghost of Bure
Advantage: Bure still with the team, I'd say Canucks. Now I must choose Kings.
Canucks: Salo. Though to be fair, he's more of a breaking Finn
Kings: Raccoon Jesus
Canucks: Salo, Baumgartner
Kings: Jack Johnson
Canucks 2 - Kings 3. Kopitar is awesome.
- Wins 2-1
Wings: Lidström, Kronwall, Ericsson, Zetterberg, Holmström, Franzen, ghost of Lilja
Advantage: Wings. By total knock out.
Coyotes: BRYZGALOV! WHY YOU HEF TO MAD? Also, Viktor Tikhonov.
Advantage: I totally luv Datsyuk, but Coyotes gets this one.
Coyotes: Lepistö, Korpikoski and Nokelainen
Advantage: Coyotes for not throwing actual coyotes
Wings: Lidström, Kronwall, Ericsson
Coyotes 2 - Wings 2. Drop both Sharks and Avalanche and let these two team continue. Pretty please?
Please come back?
Anyways, here's my take on who should go to the 2nd round who needs to start finding new ways to come back to Europe. Rowing over the Atlant could be a nice work out, right?
- Wins 1-1
Capitals: Bäckström. Nuff said
Capitals: 3½ (Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov & the ghost of Fedorov)
Advantage: As much as I luv Markov, Capitals have the lead here.
Advantage: Capitals, since the Habs were meanies to Koivu. Suck it.
Canadiens: 2 (The Tits bros)
Canadiens: Markov. Nuff said
Capitals 3 - Hobitants 2, Caps to round deux
New Jersey Devils (2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7)
Devils: Ghost of Bergfors
Flyers: Johan Backlund
Devils: Kovalchuk. Sniff
Flyers: None. Racists...
Advantage: No one
Devils: Mottau. /Giggles
- Wins 1-1
Bruins: None, but they have cute Czech
Sabres: 1½ (Lydman & the ghost of Numminen)
Advantage: If Numminen still was playing, I'd choose Sabres for this one but since he's not, Bruins get the point here.
Advantage: Bruins. Sorry Lydman.
With the help from bible creatures in form of satan, Boston will handle this series, Sabres 2 - Bruins 3
Senators:1 (Erik Karlsson). They also has this Alfie guy
Advantage: Despite Alfie, Sens win this one
Senators: Volchenkov. Oh, and Kovalev. Ugh...
Senators: Volchenkov& Karlsson
Advantage: Senators! Mmmm....
Penguins 2 - Senators 3
Gagarin Cup highlights. With awesome Finns!
Friday, 16 April 2010
I want the Caps to win but life has taught me to never ever underestimate the power of underdogs. Especially, angered and mocked underdogs.
Ever since it was sure Capitals will face Canadiens in the first round, everyone has been all "Oh, that will be like sooo massacre. Caps will slaughter the hobbits in three games." In 3 because in their pretty little world Habs will be waving white flags after the 3rd game.
Well guess what einsteins? This is hockey. You actually need to play (at least) 60 minutes and score more goals than your opponent no matter how much better your team looks on paper or how many goals your forwards scored during the regular season. Because those goals don't count anymore. In fact, none of the regular season stats count anymore. It's a new game and anything can happen. From the puck dropping to the last whistle both teams have chance to win. This means that before last night's game Habs got exact same odds to win the series than Capitals. After the game? They have better chances. And that's how it works whether it fits your imaginary world or not.
Meanwhile in Russia Ak-Bars started the KHL finals slightly better by beating MVD. Niko Kapanen was all awesome and scoring.
Monday, 5 April 2010
I don't know any other sport where the players are as "fan-friendly" as in hockey. Most players take the time and sign the autographs for the funs, gives pucks to them etc. And one of the most classiest players is definitely Teemu Selänne. Not only is he probably the best Finnish player ever and has a magnificent career, he's apparently also very charmy person as the following story -borrowed from here - proves.
The only thing that made Selanne smile after Friday's loss was the mention of Spencer David, the 8-year-old boy of Finnish descent who initially caught his eye at the Winter Olympics, when he held a sign written in Finnish that read: "Mr. Selanne, congratulations on your new Olympic record. May I please have a puck?"
Andrew David, Spencer's father, said Teemu spotted the sign, chuckled and came back and tossed a puck to his son. Selanne also smiled at Spencer during the bronze medal game in Vancouver when he held up a sign thanking Teemu for the puck.
Last week, when the David family was in Anaheim on vacation, they attended the Ducks-Stars game when Selanne was honored for his 600th career goal. And again, Spencer caught Selanne's eye with this sign: "Mr. Selanne, thank you for the Olympic memories."
This time, Andrew recalled, Teemu tapped his stick at the sign, smiled and returned with another puck.It's something Selanne routinely has done during his record-breaking career in Anaheim. "It's funny; sometimes you hear a mom say, 'You threw a puck to my daughter three years ago,'" Selanne said, smiling. "It's not a big deal for me, but it's cool when somebody appreciates it so much."
How can you not love a sport with players like that?