Montreal Canadiens congratulates Ilves of Finnish League
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09-23-2006, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Though I have to say that is one of the funniest looking sports logos I've ever seen. It looks like a confused lion, as if something or someone just hit him in the head and he looked around but couldn't figure out who/what it was, so now he's scared and a little freaked out.
LOL Steve, I had great laughs from your comment. Now allow me to tell you what hit the "lion".
It is the double bladed battle axe that hit the Lynx and made him freak out. This weapon, originating from ancient Greece I beleive, has also made it's mark in Finnish icehockey.
Yes, it is the local rival team Tappara (directly translated as double axe, or perhaps battle axe), which celebrated their 50th birthday last season and has been more succesful than Ilves ever since.
Hit a Lynx with that, and it will certainly look "funny" afterwards.
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