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On The Eve Of Finland

Russo's new blog, which has a lot of good nuggets about the present and future.

-The team had a good, gritty practice today which personally is something that really needed to happen after how the third period and overtime went.

-Someone's getting cut tomorrow and Russo would be shocked if it's Falk.

-Barker, Latendresse and Zidlicky all look like they will be ready for the season opener.

-St. Paul is further becoming Pittsburgh West as former coach Michel Therrien is now a part-time scout for the team. Of course, this probably evens out given how the Rangers have half of the Wild organization from 2008.

And lastly, the schedule for the team in Finland
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Thursday

7 p.m. Wild vs. Columbus

11 p.m. Wild charter departs Minneapolis for Helsinki



(all times Helsinki)

Friday



4:00 P.M. Arrive in Helsinki

4:45 P.M. Press conference at airport; Chuck Fletcher, Todd Richards, Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom, Antti Miettinen

6:00 P.M. Light workout at tea.m. hotel

6-9:00 P.M. Flexible tea.m. buffet dinner



Saturday



10:30 A.M. Practice at practice arena

2:30 P.M. Cruise to private island for sauna, barbecue

8:30 P.M. Cruise back to Helsinki from cruise



Sunday



12:00 P.M. Open Practice for fans at Hartwall Areena

3:00 P.M. Player/Staff Tour of Helsinki

6:00 P.M. Player only dinner



Monday



10:30 A.M. Morning Skate at Hartwall Areena

2:30 P.M. Bus departs for Tampere, Finland

7:00 P.M. Preseason game at Tampere Ilves

10:00 P.M. Dinner at arena in Tampere

12:30 A.M. Bus arrives in Helsinki



Tuesday



11:00 A.M. Practice at Hartwall Areena

12:30 P.M. Fan Lunch at Hartwall Areena

4:30 P.M. NHLPA meeting with Donald Fehr (at Crowne Plaza)



Wednesday



1:00 P.M. Practice at Hartwall Areena

6:00 P.M. Team Dinner



Thursday, Oct. 7



10:30 A.M. Wild morning skate at Hartwall Areena

11:30 A.M. Carolina Hurricanes morning skate at Hartwall Areena

7:00 P.M. (11 a.m. CT) Opening Night vs. Carolina (Versus)



Friday, Oct. 8



10:30 A.M. Carolina Hurricanes morning skate at Hartwall Areena

11:30 A.M. Wild morning skate at Hartwall Areena

7:00 P.M. (11 a.m. CT) Wild at Carolina Hurricanes (Versus)

12:00 A.M. Charter for Iceland to refuel

3:25 A.M. CT Wild arrives in Minneapolis (thousands can meet the team at the airport to celebrate the team's win of the cherished silver Tikkanen Cup).

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Have fun in Finland, guys!


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^lolwtf that pic


and thank God, I don't have school next Thursday. I will miss Friday's game though.

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Anyone know if the games will be on replay later in the day?

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Anyone know if the games will be on replay later in the day?
I would think so...they replay night games the following afternoon, so you'd think they'd get replayed during primetime hours.

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'm so looking forward to seeing the Wild in Helsinki! Hope they go home with 2 wins! (Atleast the one win on thursday! )

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St. Paul is further becoming Pittsburgh West as former coach Michel Therrien is now a part-time scout for the team.
I know this is prognostication... but...

In his other article, Russo states that Therrien wants to get back into coaching. Does this make Richards slightly more motivated to not noob it up behind the bench?

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I have tickets for the preseason game against Ilves on Monday and for the game against the Hurricanes on Friday. Too bad they were not able to get Mikael Granlund and Jere Sallinen into the preseason game roster (dont know the reason - Ilves has at least suggested that to increase the interest for the game outside Tampere area).

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I know this is prognostication... but...

In his other article, Russo states that Therrien wants to get back into coaching. Does this make Richards slightly more motivated to not noob it up behind the bench?
I hope not, although it would even things out after Richards being one of the potential replacements for Therrien.

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Sauna is basically this:


It can also be this: (the Hartwall Areena and Jokerit owner has his own sauna in the arena where Wild is going to play):

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Gonna be in first row on Friday!

Waiting for Clutterbuck...

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Gonna be in first row on Friday!

Waiting for Clutterbuck...
Im like 5th row

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It can also be this: (the Hartwall Areena and Jokerit owner has his own sauna in the arena where Wild is going to play):
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Ya, not a chick in sight in a sauna. WTF Finland?

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Gonna be in first row on Friday!

Waiting for Clutterbuck...
One thing you will notice quickly about Cal... he is an absolute splitting image of Colin Farrell!



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Ya, not a chick in sight in a sauna. WTF Finland?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

Sometimes men and women go to the sauna together, sometimes not. For someone brought up in Finland, the rules are instinctive but they are difficult to put into words. Depending on the size, composition, relationships, and the age structure of the group three basic patterns can emerge: Everyone can go to the sauna at the same time, men and women may take sauna separately, or each family can go to sauna separately. Mixed saunas with non-family members are most common with younger adults, and are quite rare for older people or on more formal occasions. It is common for teenagers to stop going to sauna with their parents at some point.

In the sauna it is a faux pas to wear clothing in the hot room, although it is acceptable to sit on a small towel or pefletti, a disposable tissue designed to endure heat and humidity (it can be mandatory in a public sauna, such as at a public swimming pool). While cooling off it is common to wrap a towel around your body. Though mixed saunas are quite common, for a typical Finn the sauna is, with few exceptions, a non-sexual place. In Finland "sauna" means only a sauna, not a brothel, sex club, or such

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here are some pics (actually 46) that my Finnish friend took during the Wild practice.

http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...14/NHL%202010/

for those who's wondering, PMB made the trip but won't play any game. (kinda obvious eh?) Also, both PMB and Lats wore non contact jersey. Lats should play Thursday though.

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here are some pics (actually 46) that my Finnish friend took during the Wild practice.

http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...14/NHL%202010/

for those who's wondering, PMB made the trip but won't play any game. (kinda obvious eh?) Also, both PMB and Lats wore non contact jersey. Lats should play Thursday though.
awesome. TY

I though lats was doubtful for both games? I just got that impression somewhere.

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He will obviously not play Monday but like I said, he should be able to play Thursday.

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He will obviously not play Monday but like I said, he should be able to play Thursday.
yeah i think you're right. i just re-read a russo article and it says the same thing you did.
doubtful for the exhibition game but good for the opener.

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One street in Helsinki:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbk-ltd/5046447809/

In Finnish it means: Mikko's Street
And in Swedish: Mikael's Street


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One street in Helsinki:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbk-ltd/5046447809/

In Finnish it means: Mikko's Street
And in Swedish: Mikael's Street

ha! now we need a picture of Mikko prying it off the wall

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Hi guys, I'm flying to Helsinki to watch Friday's game and just wondering - does anyone know if photography is prohibited for those who don't have a media / press pass? It'd be disappointing to take the system camera with for nothing..

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Hi guys, I'm flying to Helsinki to watch Friday's game and just wondering - does anyone know if photography is prohibited for those who don't have a media / press pass? It'd be disappointing to take the system camera with for nothing..
From my knowledge, that would be a negative. I always see people with high end photography equipment going to the games here in the cities, and many other locations. I just don't think you can get up on the glass and take the pics without creds during it. But I'm not really sure....

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From my knowledge, that would be a negative. I always see people with high end photography equipment going to the games here in the cities, and many other locations. I just don't think you can get up on the glass and take the pics without creds during it. But I'm not really sure....
Thanks for your message. Yeah I was just planning on taking the photos from my seat since I'm in the first row and I've heard that last year in the Helsinki NHL games photography was ok, but that in NA photography may not be allowed..

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