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09-25-2012, 11:38 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Capital of MN 651
Country: United States
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Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
Name: Tomi

Age: 30

Location: Tampere, Fin

Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Walz/Demitra/Boogie

Fav Current Wild: Koivu/Kassian/Parise

Fav Non Wild Players: Rask, Gaborik.

Fav Wild Prospect: Granlund/Dumba

Fav Non Wild Prospects: Any1 whos from Fin.

Fav Movies: American history X, Kummelit, all Will Ferrell movies.

Fav Music: Rammstein, Gigi D`agostino, so many...

Hobbies: Weekends, bars.

Fav food: Pepper steak.

Fav Beer: Koff, Karhu, Olvi, Carlsberg...

Fav Wild moment: Parise & Suter deal.

How I became a fan: Played sum crappy 2 vs 2 nhl game on ps when i was a passanger in a truck going to Spain and back. Didnt have any favourite team at that time and Gaborik (hes speed) was amazing in that game. So at first it was just Gaborik. Since those days the love for the Wild (and Minnesota) has been growing n growing and now ive been planning a trip to Minnesota and even searched jobs from Saint Paul area. Too bad that i hate USA. That makes the moving hard.

How long I have been a Wild fan: Almost 15 years. Gonna celebrate that 15th anniversary by taking Minnesota Wild tattoo.

Origin of screen name: I love King Of Queens. Best comedy series ever.

Jerseys owned: Last season Koivu, home.

Married?: Hell no.

Kids?: Hope not.
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Goldshadow View Post
Minnesota, as far as I know, is very similar to Finland.
There are more Scandinavians here than any other place outside of Scandinavia). Fins are repped a lot in Northern Minnesota.

The worst thing about the landscape is we have no mountains.

I have done research on projects about Scandies in early Minnesota though and indeed many wrote home that the land was like the "Motherland" which led to further migration.

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