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Alex B

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Minnesota Wild in Helsinki
« on: October 07, 2010, 12:47:32 pm »

Any Minnesota Wild fans here? This winterís NHL season has kicked off in Helsinki, Finland! Minnesota Wild is now playing against Carolina Hurriganes in the first match of the season.

Some links:

"Minnesota Wild stars arrived in Helsinki" (pictures from the airport and a press conference:) http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtv3.fi%2Furheilu%2Fjaakiekko%2Fuutiset.shtml%2Farkistot%2Fjaakiekko%2F2010%2F10%2F1197516

"Mikko Koivu and Minnesota Wild start their NHL season in Helsinki - Wild meet Carolina Hurricanes in two matches in Hartwall Arena on Thursday and Friday": http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Mikko+Koivu+and+Minnesota+Wild+start+their+NHL+season+in+Helsinki/1135260667822

"Ruutu returns to familiar ice - Pasila Arena brings back memories to Finnish star of Carolina Hurricanes":
http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Ruutu+returns+to+familiar+ice/1135260694440

At the moment Carolina has a 4-2 lead: http://www.nhl.com/scores/index.html


(I am not a great hockey fan, but this game is a big sports news item here.)
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Re: Minnesota Wild in Helsinki
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 03:51:11 pm »

I used to follow hockey a lot when I was in High School (the North Stars were the Minnesota team then, now in Dallas). My friends and I used to play outside most every day in the winter. After a while I got tired of the brawling in the pro game and was more interested in the Olympic game. In 1980 when we won the gold, half of the team was from Minnesota! (almost all of the team was college players). When they started letting the pro's play in the Olympics, I lost interest. We have several REALLY good college teams here, it's a more fun game I think. Often the ice surface is more like the Olympics, larger than the pro's so you get more of a freewheeling game.
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Re: Minnesota Wild in Helsinki
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 08:59:45 am »

blue jackets was in stockholm, lowest price EUR 50 -> 150..who in the world will pay that amount to see 2 lousy teams play a medicore hockey game  ?

the hockey in the NHL has become so boring last years, no stars no nothing..but the players earn a lot though  :)
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