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#2155979 Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted by Finnish Wing on 21 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

HA, another Russian who took a dump in the playoffs, so hes going to go run to the KHL and Mother Russia.

There are more North American players "running" away or getting fired from the European leagues than the other way around.


#2155977 Red Wings MVP of Round 1

Posted by Finnish Wing on 21 April 2011 - 04:24 PM

If MVP still means Most VALUABLE Player, I just don't understand how Helm or anyone else is getting votes. Pavel Datsyuk was easily our MVP.


#2144769 Selanne getting his first fighting major

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 April 2011 - 09:42 AM

That was NOTHING NOTHING compared to the pre-lockout fights..... If you want a textbook example of HOW to fight go here
Detroit vs. Avs

What has that to do with anything? You think I haven't seen that before? Geez. I said it "wasn't much of a fight" but still a first fighting major for a future HOFer at the age of 40 is kinda of surprising to me.


#2141936 Question about old player

Posted by Finnish Wing on 04 April 2011 - 06:36 PM

Posted Image

I miss The Grim Reaper.

I miss the Cooper helmets.

Even though I was barely born back then.


#2140978 Finnish Translation? Help

Posted by Finnish Wing on 02 April 2011 - 06:30 PM

That phrase is kinda hard for me to understand. Does it mean like "I seek trust" and then "I find something new in you for us everyday"? Because it's obviously from a song and that's why it seems kinda poetric. Correct me if that's not what it's meant to say.

If it is then the translation goes something like this: "Etsin luottamusta, ja löydän joka päivä meille sinussa jotain uutta." It's still sounds kinda weird,

but basically:

I = minä
seek = etsiä
I seek = minä etsin, you can cut off the "minä" part in Finnish so it sounds better -> so "etsin" only

trust = luottamus; in this case is luottamusta

ja = and

I = minä
find = löytää
I find = minä löydän, again just cut of the "I" part so -> "löydän"

everyday = joka päivä

for us = meille

in = in something so it's -ssa or -ssä ending
you = sinä
in you = sinussa

something = jotain

new = uusi; uutta in this phrase


Finnish is definitely one of the hard languages to learn and even many native speaker can't explain why something goes like it does. This was just a small example. Hope it helped.


#2138666 10 most skilled players

Posted by Finnish Wing on 30 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

Funny how a list of the most skilled players of all-time includes players who won't make the hall of fame.

Well, there would probably be even more of those players in all-time toughest players list.


#2138369 All-Time Olympic Teams?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 30 March 2011 - 06:52 AM

O. Jokinen-S. Koivu-T. Selänne
T. Ruutu-M. Koivu-J. Kurri
N. Hagman-N. Kapanen-J. Lehtinen
V. Peltonen-R. Helminen-S. Kapanen
+ E. Keskinen, J. Ojanen

J. Lumme-T. Numminen
P. Nummelin-R. Ruotsalainen
K. Timonen-J. Laukkanen
+ T. Jutila

A. Niittymäki
J. Myllys
+ M. Kiprusoff

Great offensive talent, but also good two-way players. Great offensive defenseman and fantastic goaltender in Niittymäki (MVP in 2006).

The lines are more about "chemistry", so Hagman isn't necessary better than Peltonen for example.


#2130436 Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by Finnish Wing on 15 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

Just found a great video of some of the top Finnish prospects including Pulkkinen. Enjoy!




#2130433 Brule crushes Letang

Posted by Finnish Wing on 15 March 2011 - 07:29 AM

"You CAN GLIDE into a guy, but you can't stride into a guy" - Bill Clement in NHL 11.

Brule didn't stride. He glided. That's not a charge.


#2129924 Ville Leino Scores Hat Trick

Posted by Finnish Wing on 13 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

Always so funny to read all these sour comments. :D

People think he is the same player than he was here and is only given special freedom to do what ever he wants there. Obviously most of these people don't actually watch him play or are too blind to even give him any credit when it's due. And then there are the people who think it's all because of Briere and Hartnell which I find even funnier. :P

Why do you even care what he does? He's in the East now. It ain't gonna make that OKT trade look any better if that's what you're talking about. And really, Babcock tried to make some kinda net presence or sniper out of him. He's a playmaker and Detroit already have two top line playmakers so it's not a miracle that it didn't work here and it does there.


#2128483 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

For those who say intention doesn't matter and the punishment should be judged only by the outcome, think about this: murder and kill (dunno if it's the correct legal term).

Two guys get into a fight on a balcony - yes, on a balcony - and the other accidentally falls because of the contact and dies. Elsewhere, a guy intentionally pushes other guy from the balcony to his death. Now, are these two cases identical in terms of the punishment because of the same outcome?

Maybe some of you think Chara did it intentionally, which I find veeery hard to believe. Still, there are some people where who say that it "doesn't matter if it's intentional or not". Now, that I find absurd.


#2127677 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by Finnish Wing on 09 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

I don't think that was intentional. Just like to many others here, seems to me Chara only tried to get to the puck before Pacioretty, or else it would've been a chance gone the other way. I strongly think the resulting injuries shouldn't affect the punishment. It just won't work that way.


#2126909 Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by Finnish Wing on 07 March 2011 - 06:50 AM

If that team only had an enforcer on it, that never would have happened.

Actually Jokerit is one of the few teams that have an enforcer type every year. Sami Helenius played for them and now they have Semir Ben-Amor.

Anyways, I heard the injury was just a charley horse and he should be okay in a few days.


#2111673 Your preferred era of play/officiating?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 07 February 2011 - 09:32 AM

Zero-tolerance. You can clearly see that skilled players have risen up and smaller players too. I think hockey is more about puck-handling than fighting and hitting. After all, the outside pond games are where it all starts/started.


#2109854 Mysterious fainting by another Atlanta player

Posted by Finnish Wing on 04 February 2011 - 10:42 AM

Oh cmon guys, you know I'm not a fluent English speaker like you are. Not fair. <_<