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Finland's Best Export

View Poll Results: What is Finlands best export?
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08-01-2006, 07:10 AM
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Just curious, but what's your origin, Estonia or Finland? And if you're estonian, do you speak finnish and do you root for Finland in hockey (or other sports)?

Finnish mom, Estonian dad. Born in Estonia, but I currently live and work in Finland (not all the time though, my work takes me to Germany, Denmark, Estonia and Sweden. Plus I spend my summers mostly away from Finland as well) and speak "OK" Finnish (I understand it quite well).

And yes, I root for Finland.

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Finnish mom, Estonian dad. Born in Estonia, but I currently live and work in Finland (not all the time though, my work takes me to Germany, Denmark, Estonia and Sweden. Plus I spend my summers mostly away from Finland as well) and speak "OK" Finnish (I understand it quite well).
So, what, are you Leo Komarov? (insert some pic here if needed)

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So, what, are you Leo Komarov? (insert some pic here if needed)
No. I'm older, taller and have never played hockey.

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08-03-2006, 03:24 AM
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The goalkeepers easily.

Look at the number of good goalkeepers in we have in other leagues:

Kiprusoff
Toskala
Toivonen
Lehtonen
Niiittymäki
Markkanen
Noronen
Rinne
Norrena
Hurme
Don't forget Nurminen who had to retire prematurely and the rookies:
Rask
Helenius
Rämö
Wiikman

New ones are already bubbling under...

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08-03-2006, 04:48 AM
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And you'r favourite is like what? Roxette?
More like Huuto49, Fiendflug, Skinny Puppy, etc.

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08-06-2006, 09:12 PM
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I think Finland's best exports is envy and low self-esteem.

Those are quality exports, what's wrong with a little envy and low self-esteem

Anyway Nokia is the bomb, but if were talking hockey I say Mikko Makela was the greatest finnish import.

him or teemu selanne

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08-14-2006, 02:45 PM
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Doesn't surprise me at all, finnish women are total suckers for anything "exotic".
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Haha, yeah, I'm afraid they have that reputation almost worldwide. Well, at least it's a well known fact here in Sweden that finnish chicks are considered "easy", and suckers for dark-haired guys.
Sounds a bit like a foreign guy has got some closer attention from a girl you've been dating...

This is nothing special or just Finnish phenomenon, it's universal - or global at least. Try to visit South America as a long-haired male blonde and women are basicly ripping your clothes off. Unseen and unexperienced is seducing everywhere. And everywhere local males envy foreign ones because they get all the chicks.

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08-15-2006, 04:07 AM
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3-line wingers.

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08-20-2006, 02:33 AM
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Damn, I have to mention Arto Paasilinna and Aki Kaurismäki. You feel the Finnish low self-esteem in their work though, but I just love Paasilinna's humor.

I'd add Jari Litmanen too.

Here are for my not yet mentioned Finnish great exports.

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Damn, I have to mention Arto Paasilinna and Aki Kaurismäki. You feel the Finnish low self-esteem in their work though, but I just love Paasilinna's humor.
Funny you should mention Arto Paasilinna. As I've understood it he's very respected in France - more so than in Finland, although he's very popular in here too (I've read several of his books as well). No one's a prophet in his own land.

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Funny you should mention Arto Paasilinna. As I've understood it he's very respected in France - more so than in Finland, although he's very popular in here too (I've read several of his books as well). No one's a prophet in his own land.
Well, I'm sure not every French person knows his name, but he sure has some popularity here (well, there for the moment).

It's my French teacher when I was 14-15 that made me read him. It was not even to write a comment about the book, nor was it some "official program" stuff that you just have to do. Just a "Let's all commit to read this book and discuss about it in class" thing, and I must admit that many liked Jäniksen Vuosi (his 1st book translated in French and the most sold ever since), including me of course.

I've bought all his books that have been translated in French since that time. Didn't read the 2 last ones yet, though...

And I just love Finland now. Especially in hockey...

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Well, I'm sure not every French person knows his name, but he sure has some popularity here (well, there for the moment).
That's what I figured. He's just about a household name in Finland and probably more popular here in terms or sales figures (relatively speaking of course), but by 'more respected' I was referring to critical acclaim. Not that he hasn't received such in Finland, though.

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That's what I figured. He's just about a household name in Finland and probably more popular here in terms or sales figures (relatively speaking of course), but by 'more respected' I was referring to critical acclaim. Not that he hasn't received such in Finland, though.
He's huge in sweden... hard to sit on a train without seeing at least 10 people reading his works among 200 people.

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That's what I figured. He's just about a household name in Finland and probably more popular here in terms or sales figures (relatively speaking of course), but by 'more respected' I was referring to critical acclaim. Not that he hasn't received such in Finland, though.
I understand what you mean. I've read an article in which Paasilinna was explaining that particular relationship to France because there are lots of people here that knows how to read and understand a book. All the levels I mean : the basic plot, the humor, the philosophy... He said he didn't read so deep critics in other countries where his books has been translated (including Sweden ). He also praises Paris as the "litterature capital of the world". I don't know if that's true or not, but you have to admit lots of people are reading everyday 'cos they're spending hours in subway, bus,... to go to work.

Well, just to conclude that if there is a strong connection with France, he's quite popular in many European countries and a true great Finland export.

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08-22-2006, 04:24 AM
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with Niemi, Jääskeläinen, Enckleman and partly Shaaban goalies are indeed a top notch export of ours!

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with Niemi, Jääskeläinen, Enckelman and partly Shaaban goalies are indeed a top notch export of ours!
Masalin the younger looks like the real deal... someone sent me a vid of him playing with the Villans youth team a year or so back and man there was some awesome saves :O his team beat the crap out of some superior team.

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Masalin the younger looks like the real deal... someone sent me a vid of him playing with the Villans youth team a year or so back and man there was some awesome saves :O his team beat the crap out of some superior team.
There's also Aapo Kiljunen, who's almost exactly the same age as Masalin and starred in the 2003 U17 World Championships. Hopefully at least one of the two will reach his potential and replace Jääskeläinen once he retires/gets past his prime.

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There's also Aapo Kiljunen, who's almost exactly the same age as Masalin and starred in the 2003 U17 World Championships. Hopefully at least one of the two will reach his potential and replace Jääskeläinen once he retires/gets past his prime.
There's also another talented finnish goalie Jukka Lehtovaara (1988 born) from TPS, Turku. I heard somewhere, that he is the most talented finnish goalie since Antti Niemi.

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right now? goalies

lehtonen, niity, lask, kipper etc ... they seem to have cornered the market in goalies in recent years, maybe because of some of the stretching routines they have (kipper says he spend about three hours a day stretching) and other coaching techniques.

some fine snipers and dmen, too, but i'd have to say goalies at this point in time.

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Besides me of course, Goalies.

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3-line wingers.
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