Stacking the Pads

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04 September 2006

Odds and Ends (and weasels)

The first part of the Euro Tour is complete, with the Russians coming out on top with 8 points. The next competition begins November 10th in Finland; The Karjala Cup (or Tournament, depending on which website you visit).

The Nordic Trophy games are coming to a close, with one game completed today (Tappara vs. Kärpät, 2-4) and four scheduled for tomorrow, the last day. As of yesterday, Färjestad was in the lead with 10 points, with Djurgården nipping at their heels with 9. Hopefully Frölunda will manage to beat Djurgården tomorrow and keep them from overtaking the top spot.

One thing of interest that I found out recently is that "Kärpät" in Finnish means "weasel". I suppose the weasel-like creature on their logo should have given it away, but you know me and my powers of observation. Interestingly, this is also Atlanta Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen's nickname. I am assuming the word "weasel" doesn't have the same negative connotations in Finland as it does here. Could you just imagine the "Detroit Weasels"? And as a nickname... well it just brings up images of Pauly Shore that I'd just as soon not remember.


  • At 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmm, I wonder if the Finns also had to endure a movie like "Son in Law" or "Encino Man" as well?



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