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05-24-2012, 05:28 AM
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He's so popular that writer Samuel Savolainen of Urheilulehti, Finland's top weekly sports magazine, is moving to Minnesota next season to cover Granlund and fellow Finns Koivu and Niklas Backstrom.
Oh, great! What's next, the whole damn Finland moving here?


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05-24-2012, 06:20 AM
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I cant wait to see the stories he writes, should be interesting to see how things are told to a different audience.

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05-24-2012, 07:48 AM
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Back to the jersey number topic.

I got into #64. At first it felt such a heavy number but after a while it became a part of him. You'll see, it happens to you too in October.

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Yeah there are lots of great numbers up high. Most of the 90's look good, some of the 80's can, a few 70's and 60's, almost no 50's or 40's, low 30's goalie numbers, etc.

Here are guys who wore 64. Just a strange number. Wyatt Smith? There's a few more lately, again, training camp numbers.

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Really? Someone really cares about the number player is wearing? That's just absurd.

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05-24-2012, 09:40 AM
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Granlund's paying tribute to his old team, Kiekko-Laser with wearing the #64; it was the first number he was given when he started playing hockey and didn't want to change it when coming first to Kärpät then HIFK and now Minnesota.

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Really? Someone really cares about the number player is wearing? That's just absurd.
I'm sure it's not big of a deal to anyone but just like people prefer different colours, people prefer different numbers. For example number seven is mostly answered when asking for a number. It's trivial but reasonable.

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Granlund's paying tribute to his old team, Kiekko-Laser with wearing the #64; it was the first number he was given when he started playing hockey and didn't want to change it when coming first to Kärpät then HIFK and now Minnesota.
He didn't wear that number in Kärpät.

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05-24-2012, 09:53 AM
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He didn't wear that number in Kärpät.
I thought he wore it for Kärpät's juniors.

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It's a blondes/brunettes discussion, not a serious criticism.

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almost no 50's or 40's,
41 and 47 are fantastic in my opinion.

In summer AAA leagues where we could always pick our own numbers I was either of those. During my more younger years in those leagues I wore 97 but now I think it's a bit too much. I really don't care for anything over 29 for the most part. Though, there's a few exceptions...

As for Granlund's 64, it's grown on me. Not a huge fan but hey, it's more or less his number across hockey. That's sort of cool in it's own right.

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Yeah I couldn't do 97.

I've been 9 forever, although I wore 67 for a season. Seemed like a nice number to mix it up. But went back to 9.

I don't like most even numbers. My preference is usually 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, then maybe 7, 8, or 12.

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In my hockey association days, I wore 9 up until Bantams. Then switched to 7. Then 11 Junior and Senior year. Basically, I like most anything with 1's, 4's, 7's, and/or 9's in it...

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After the lost bronze game in worlds a well known finnish model tries to join Mikke after hours, but he seems to be ignoring her. (She's kind of a hockey wag or however you call'em)
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Holy crap, it's Finnish TMZ.

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Does anybody know if that guy has a Twitter account.

I'd follow him.

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RE: numbers, I wore #42 and later #77 in floorball, which was also my number in, for example, online sim racing.


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Does anybody know if that guy has a Twitter account.

I'd follow him.
No I don't think so even if his boss is one of the most followed and controversial finnish hockey journalists. @eskoseppanen

edit: u mean Savolainen right?

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No wonder he's getting burned out over there.

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I'd rock 77 as a tribute to Bourque (undersized offensive minded defenseman, obviously not in his category).

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I'd rock 77 as a tribute to Bourque (undersized offensive minded defenseman, obviously not in his category).
It's actually not a Bourque tribute, even if I like the guy (who doesn't?). It's a personal thing.

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That's why the subject of the sentence was "I" and not "You"

Just teasing, I know you're not a native speaker.

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I hope that Finnish beat writer who is following Granlund over here will provide English translations of his articles.

Would be really nice to have some counter balance to Russo.

Hey wasn't the Pioneer Press going to start sending out a Wild beat writer?

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My assumption is it will be so slanted toward Finnish readers that we wouldn't care. Kind of like how every local paper has that ridiculous "local connection" / Six Degrees of Minnesotan angle.

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My assumption is it will be so slanted toward Finnish readers that we wouldn't care. Kind of like how every local paper has that ridiculous "local connection" / Six Degrees of Minnesotan angle.
Probably this. Interesting to see nonetheless. And it's not like there's a shortage of capable translators here anyway.

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