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09-29-2011, 05:29 PM
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Systemfel
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Frolunda's lineup:

Mika Pyorala — Mathis Olimb — Fredrik Pettersson
Jari Tolsa — Joel Lundqvist — Magnus Kahnberg
Toni Koivisto — Mikael Johansson — Nicklas Lasu
Anton Axelsson — P.J. Axelsson — Johan Sundstrom
Extra: Robin Lindqvist
Healthy scratch: Dragan Umicevic

Christian Backman — Henrik Tommernes
Patrick von Gunten — Pierre Johnsson
Fredrik Eriksson — Christoffer Persson
Extra: Viktor Svedberg

Starter: Frederik Andersen
Backup: Magnus Hellberg

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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Wait.....Frolunda is called the Indians? Really? I thought that was a North American thing....
In the 80s, Frolunda and their home arena of Scandinavium was known as Vilda vδstern i.e. The Wild West due to their gun-and-gun style of offensive and physical hockey. Who were known to roam the Old West? Cowboys and Indians. Cowboys was deemed to "violent" in nature, so they went with Indians in '95.

No one actually calls them the Indians, though. It's really just a cheap marketing ploy.

A fan site and fan club for the team is called Wild West Support.

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Originally Posted by KRM View Post
So excited for the game!
What, you're not even gonna get to watch the play, you said


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