Blues. It would be nice to see a new champion once in a while. And the ppl in Oulu have had it too easy in the last few years.
Once in a while? Didn't Blues ruin Kärpät reign their thrid in a row 2006? Then we had a new champ in HPK. That's enough of new champions for a while I'd say. And how would've we had it too easy for them past few years? Ok, last season was an exception, when Kärpät swept the whole damn playoffs (something that no team will repeat in FEL, ever again).
Maybe he meant that after losing Niklas Bäckström to injury while playing Blues in the quarterfinals Kärpät became vulnerable enough to lose to Ässät in the semis? A lot of folks still reckon Kärpät would had been in the finals if they'd had a healthy Bäckström in the net instead of Pietilä.
I'm all for Kärpät. After struggling over a decade in the 1st (and 2nd) division Oulu fans deserve a decent redemption.