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05-11-2012, 05:11 AM
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The true face of Hockey Bird

So who lended his face to Hockey Bird? It's not Kalervo Kummola, as some Finnish fans have claimed. The answer is Pasi Nurminen. This was revealed by Toni Kysenius, the Lead Artist of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.



http://www.iltasanomat.fi/mmkiekko/m...468411630.html

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05-11-2012, 05:16 AM
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The gentleman on the left.

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Safe to say he enjoys the odd drink?

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Safe to say he enjoys the odd drink?
That was last year after the Finns took the title of World Champions. They all got drunk in the plane, only this guy had a little bit more. I don't know what his job is. A manager or something?

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That was last year after the Finns took the title of World Champions. They all got drunk in the plane, only this guy had a little bit more. I don't know what his job is. A manager or something?
He's the goaltending coach of team Finland.

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Safe to say he enjoys the odd drink?
Probably. To highlight it further he made quiet an "impact" on his team's arena when he played in Sweden during the lockout season. He got drunk on the way home from an away game. When they got back home he hijacked the team's bus and crashed it into the arena.

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Nurminen was also former Atlanta Thrashers goalie but injury ended his career. Team mates nicknamed him Cartman

He is a good coach though...he has huge authority and you could say Antti Niemi is his "product"...from lower Finnish league all the way to NHL...just like Nurminen's story.

Plus he is part-owner of SM-Liiga club Pelicans (that comes from his hometown Lahti)


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Probably. To highlight it further he made quiet an "impact" on his team's arena when he played in Sweden during the lockout season. He got drunk on the way home from an away game. When they got back home he hijacked the team's bus and crashed it into the arena.
Sounds and very much looks like an alcoholic to me.

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Sounds and very much looks like an alcoholic to me.
When Finns get drunk we get really drunk. It doesn't mean we are drunk 24/7.

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Sounds and very much looks like an alcoholic to me.
He's definitely not an alcoholic. The difference between an alcoholic and a drunk is that a drunk doesn't attend to meetings.

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Nurminen would be a small time criminal if he wasn't good at hockey (his own words).

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Sounds and very much looks like an alcoholic to me.
What is alcoholic in USA isn't alcoholic in Finland. Different standards. The US social norms do not apply for N-E Europe. Although northerners should in fact drink less. They cannot take as much as southerners. Much to do with sun, climate and other things.

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What is alcoholic in USA isn't alcoholic in Finland. Different standards. The US social norms do not apply for N-E Europe. Although northerners should in fact drink less. They cannot take as much as southerners. Much to do with sun, climate and other things.
It wasn't a serious post at all but that guy does have the face of a drunk though. I'd be shocked if those two were the only instances where he has brought attention to himself because of alcohol abuse.

Oh, and I can assure you that sun or climate have absolutely nothing to do with a persons ability to consume alcohol.


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Nurminen would be a small time criminal if he wasn't good at hockey (his own words).
Many of his youth friends are in jail or dead. (his own words too).

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Probably. To highlight it further he made quiet an "impact" on his team's arena when he played in Sweden during the lockout season. He got drunk on the way home from an away game. When they got back home he hijacked the team's bus and crashed it into the arena.
I thought that happened in Finland while he was coaching the Pelicans, or has he done something similarly idiotic more than once?

Anyways, cannot help but laugh as I picture him hopping in to the bus completely ****faced and driving it into the arena wall. What he was trying to accomplish?

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Sounds and very much looks like an alcoholic to me.
Alcohol plays a big role in the finnish society, like some one said, we dont drink on weekdays, but weekends are different story...

But it would be nice if people could have fun whitout being ****faced

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It wasn't a serious post at all but that guy does have the face of a drunk though. I'd be shocked if those two were the only instances where he has brought attention to himself because of alcohol abuse.

Oh, and I can assure you that sun or climate have absolutely nothing to do with a persons ability to consume alcohol.
Usually drunkards have red faces. This picture was taken probably when he left that plane, thus the silly drunk face.

But sun has influence over ones possibility to become alcoholic.

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But it would be nice if people could have fun whitout being ****faced

Never been fan of the alcohol culture here. Love the nature, people and the mentality of Finns, but not the alcohol culture, but i guess it will change as time passes.

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It wasn't a serious post at all but that guy does have the face of a drunk though. I'd be shocked if those two were the only instances where he has brought attention to himself because of alcohol abuse.
I find it highly unlikely that he could hold his job at Pelicans or with the NT if he'd have a serious drinking problem. Sure, he sometimes takes a few drinks more than he should but that's not too uncommon in the vodka belt countries. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol...ope#Vodka_belt)

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Never been fan of the alcohol culture here. Love the nature, people and the mentality of Finns, but not the alcohol culture, but i guess it will change as time passes.
Agreed..

But it will take probably about 10 more years to be at the european level. Meaning drinking, but in a way where it's not the sole purpose to just get really pissed..

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What is alcoholic in USA isn't alcoholic in Finland. Different standards. The US social norms do not apply for N-E Europe. Although northerners should in fact drink less. They cannot take as much as southerners. Much to do with sun, climate and other things.
as always, everything is reverse in Russia.

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I find it highly unlikely that he could hold his job at Pelicans or with the NT if he'd have a serious drinking problem. Sure, he sometimes takes a few drinks more than he should but that's not too uncommon in the vodka belt countries. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol...ope#Vodka_belt)
Usually I know a drunk when I see one so decided to do some quick research and this time did not come empty:

http://translate.google.fi/translate...3Ftopic%3D57.0

Not that I particularly care but seems like a guy with a problem to me.

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I find it highly unlikely that he could hold his job at Pelicans or with the NT if he'd have a serious drinking problem. Sure, he sometimes takes a few drinks more than he should but that's not too uncommon in the vodka belt countries. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol...ope#Vodka_belt)
Not that I think he has a "serious" drinking problem (or a problem at all), but I have reasons to believe he is more prone to alcohol than your average Finn as that video of him falling while walking out the plane, the bus crash incident and the story posted above indicate.

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