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IFK 06-01-2004 07:52 AM

Sami Kapanen maybe going to retired in NHL!
 
Finnish today newspaper tell that Sami Kapanen maybe going to retired in NHL and he thinks to over his career here in Finland.

-Reason is not the team. He want´s his kids going to finnish school, said Kapanen´s frend.

Coburnfan05 06-01-2004 08:16 AM

:cry:

Sad day in Philly if this becomes true, besides Primeau he was our best all around player in the playoffs.

Leaf Lander 06-01-2004 08:31 AM

how old is he?

n00dles 06-01-2004 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Gilmour's Way
how old is he?

soon to be 31

here is an article about this whole issue http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/150960-1863-036.html

Dr Love 06-01-2004 09:28 AM

http://www.hfboards.com/showpost.php...57&postcount=2

Raimo Sillanpää 06-01-2004 09:34 AM

The article, in Ilta-Lehti, is titled "Newspaper claim: Sami Kapanen to retire"
and continues.. according to the Philadelphia Inquirer Sami is going to retire..


I woudn't personally believe that article, it's a rumour published in one paper that this newspaper pounced on. By itself, it's meaningless.

Dr Love 06-01-2004 09:40 AM

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/spo...ey/8793668.htm

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Originally Posted by article
Kapanen is considering retirement.

According to two sources close to Kapanen, he informed the Flyers on his return home to Finland last week that he might not be coming back.

...............................................

Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock did not have any immediate comment other than to acknowledge that Kapanen, like many of his older veterans, was emotionally devastated by the Game 7 loss to Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals and is probably mulling a lot of things right now.

However, one source said the decision to retire has already been made.

"He probably needs a couple of weeks to rest and think it over," one NHL executive said.

Said a friend close to Kapanen: "It's not about the Flyers. He wants to go back to Finland and wants the kids in school there."


Lobstertainment 06-01-2004 10:35 AM

All your base are belong to us.

aylib 06-01-2004 12:15 PM

Who does he think he is, a Swede?

littleHossa 06-01-2004 01:08 PM

I've heard it on RDS, it might be true. Good thing for those Swedes/Finns to have such values and never forget the place where they're from, must be a great place to raise a family.

GKJ 06-01-2004 04:49 PM

He won't retire. European players always do this, and rarely do they go home unless they can't get an NHL job.



He'll be back. If these guys are so 'emotionally devastated' it will only fire them up more next year.

n00dles 06-01-2004 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aylib
Who does he think he is, a Swede?

I actually find this pretty funny :joker:

paxtang 06-01-2004 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSJTOM
All your base are belong to us.

Someone set Sami up the bomb.

Knucklez 06-01-2004 05:29 PM

It seems ever since Naslund said he wants to retire early so his kids go to Swedish schools, it's putting ideas in other player's heads. That's too bad.

Jacob 06-01-2004 05:31 PM

Quote:

Sami Kapanen maybe going to retired in NHL!
Somebody set us up the bomb!

Pekka Lampinen 06-02-2004 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knucklez
It seems ever since Naslund said he wants to retire early so his kids go to Swedish schools, it's putting ideas in other player's heads. That's too bad.

The credit must go where it's due: Nicklas Lidström is the founding father of the movement, way ahead of Markus. Once the family decided to stay they had the kids go to a public school. Having private schools for the privileged doesn't quite suit Nordic ideals.

teme 06-02-2004 04:35 AM

Actually this is quite typical of Finns working abroad, they mostly come back when their children are in school age. I think it is pretty much the same for expats from any country (to any country), it is not that they don't appreciate the place they are at, it is just that when they settle down they would rather settle down at home. Would be different for someone from some dysfunctional third world country, but quality of life wise US vs. Europe is a matter of taste really.


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