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09-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Ya, they do the same in Swedish. Ovetjkin, Datsiuk, Kovaltjuk, Siomin. Honestly I don't mind the spelling if it's pronounced the same, but Siomin etc. gets silly. Transcribed names for the sake of North America are kinda like artist names anyway and you get used to them. It's not like the Swedish or Finnish players are pronounced the right way either.
Yeah, some people here in Finland whine when Finnish announcer doesn't say some name correctly like they always do in NA.. regarding that, I wonder who that Tiiimu Selanni is, he's done pretty well, eh?

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