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01-19-2013, 07:18 PM
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Leo Komarov?

I can't figure this out. His name is Russian, speaks fluently Russian.

Plays for the Finish National Team speaks Finish too.

And born in Estonia, so people call him Estonian.

Either way, I love the way he plays.

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01-19-2013, 07:19 PM
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I can't figure this out. His name is Russian, speaks fluently Russian.

Plays for the Finish National Team speaks Finish too.

And born in Estonia, so people call him Estonian.

Either way, I love the way he plays.
yup lookin good so far. he takes the body, finishes his checks and mixes it up real well. so far so good!!

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And he grew up in a Swedish town in Finland, so I bet he speaks Swedish also.

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And he grew up in a Swedish town in Finland, so I bet he speaks Swedish also.
He did, and does. Also heard somewhere he knows German, too

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JVR - Kadri - Komarov is looking like a solid line so far.

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I can't figure this out. His name is Russian, speaks fluently Russian.

Plays for the Finish National Team speaks Finish too.

And born in Estonia, so people call him Estonian.

Either way, I love the way he plays.

Pretty easy to figure out. Born in Estonia to Russian parents but moved to a Swedish speaking town in Finland when he was five.

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01-19-2013, 10:53 PM
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Pretty easy to figure out. Born in Estonia to Russian parents but moved to a Swedish speaking town in Finland when he was five.
This. Estonia used to be part of the USSR and has a sizable Russian community to this day, as approximately 25% of Estonians are Russians. He moved to Finland for whatever reason, which makes him Finnish, but judging solely on his last name, he's likely ethnically Russian.

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This. Estonia used to be part of the USSR and has a sizable Russian community to this day, as approximately 25% of Estonians are Russians. He moved to Finland for whatever reason, which makes him Finnish, but judging solely on his last name, he's likely ethnically Russian.
In the end he is a Toronto Maple Leaf right now and that is all that matters to me.

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I had to update his wiki so you guys would understand

He's also ethnic Karelian on his father's side, which is why they were able to move to get Finnish citizenship

The last name isn't necessarily ethnic Russian, as it could be a Russified version (as is what happened to most Karels)

He's also a Russian citizen, and can speak fluent English, Russian, Finnish, and Swedish

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I don't care about his nationality or the number of languages he can speak (although I'm a bit jealous of it). I just love the fact that this guy finishes ALL his checks, is a brat on the ice and definitely going to be a fan favorite soon.

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I don't care about his nationality or the number of languages he can speak (although I'm a bit jealous of it). I just love the fact that this guy finishes ALL his checks, is a brat on the ice and definitely going to be a fan favorite soon.
Ditto. The kid's first game went very well. You can tell he loves being out there on the ice.

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He's already well on his way to becoming a fan favourite, I think. Finishes his hits, gets in a face or two, not bad offensively.

Me likey.

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I don't care about his nationality or the number of languages he can speak (although I'm a bit jealous of it). I just love the fact that this guy finishes ALL his checks, is a brat on the ice and definitely going to be a fan favorite soon.
He's a fan favorite right now! At least he is my favorite Leaf

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I don't care about his nationality or the number of languages he can speak
getting to know the players personal side of things makes them more interesting, IMO

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8 hits in his first NHL game.

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8 hits in his first NHL game.
I hope he turns into a Tuomo Ruutu-like wrecking ball out there

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He's a fan favorite right now! At least he is my favorite Leaf
He's your favourite Leaf? He has only played ~8 minutes in one Leafs game ever. Are you a new fan?

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With his linguistic blessing he is the ultimate hockey troll. Love him already

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He's your favourite Leaf? He has only played ~8 minutes in one Leafs game ever. Are you a new fan?
He's my 2nd favorite Leaf. The rest of the team is crap and he makes things fun and exciting.

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He's my 2nd favorite Leaf. The rest of the team is crap and he makes things fun and exciting.
Let's see how he can play after a few games at least. I'm not going to hop on the Komarov bandwagon so fast.

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He's an agent for a secret international agency. Being a hockey player is only a cover.

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How do you correctly pronounce his name?

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