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09-09-2009, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by yakko View Post
Tikonen is way too cool for Wikipedia.
Having traded away Finnish born Olli Jokinen, the Phoenix Coyotes decided to add a little more Scandinavian flavor to their locker room by converting their young Russian forward, Tikhonov, into the fiery young Finn Tikonen.

"We're thrilled with the conversion" says Coyotes GM Don Maloney. "We feel that Tikonen will be with this organization for a long time and be an important contributor next season. You look at the post-deadline action and I think the lack of Finn on the ice was very clear." Tikhonov's grandfather, the legendary Viktor Tikhonov, could not be reached for comment.

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