Campaign for hockey on twitter

The Euro trophy tournament will begin next week. 32 teams will compete about the Et-cup. Last year the SHL-team Luleå Hockey won after defeating their league-rivals from Karlstad, Färjestad BK. A lot of hockey leaders around Europe have the idea to let it grow to a Champions league tournament for hockey teams, which is a [...]

The lynx Chronicle: Brighter future for a classic team

This is a classic retro Jersey of Ilves Tampere from the 1960′s. Source of picture: Third string goalie A more modern jersey looks like this Source of picture: Gamewarnauctions  Not sure how to compare Ilves Tampere with or what classic NHL team. I’d guess though that you could choose any team, between Detroit Red Wings [...]

Response to Kevin Paul Dupont: Reflections about being a lonely blogger/writer

Let us start with this little twitter conversation: Kevin Paul Dupont: Many bloggers do a great job. Pity they will never know the sense of community, teamwork, ethos inherent for decades in large metro papers. Arto Palovaara (me): no, there’s a risk that many of us die lonely behind the screen wearing an awkward New [...]

The top 35 NHL current goaltenders.

I’ve been an goaltender my entire life and I’m somewhat addicted to studying the art, progression and change of styles over the years of professional goalies. It’s what I do. If you agree or disagree with some or all of these rankings? Please let us know so we can discuss. Let’s take a look at [...]

The lion Chronicle: About Finland's squad Sochi 2014

A lot about hockey these days despite that it is July. Well, the teams are announcing their names for the Sochi Olympics. Finland and Erkka Westerlund have announced the preliminary squad for awhile ago. Here are the names of the lion squad: Goalkeepers: Niklas Bäckström,Kari Lehtonen,Antti Niemi,Antti Raanta,Tuukka Rask,Pekka Rinne Kari Rämö,Petri Vehanen Defencemen: Juuso Hietanen,Topi [...]

Horton Hears A Boom

*picture taken by Todd Sharrock (@toddsharrock ) of the Columbus Blue Jackets Communications team.     Today the Columbus Blue Jackets signed free agent Nathan Horton to a seven year contract. In honor of his signing I took some liberties with Dr. Suess’ “Horton Hears A Who”.   Horton Hears A Boom   On the [...]


Update 12:16 - And it’s official. Daniel Alfredsson signs with the Wings. 1 year, for 5.5 million.   After much consideration the long time captain of the Ottawa Senators has left the team, which has shocked all of the fans and members of the organization. He has chosen to leave via free agency which mean that [...]


The Canucks traded Schneider to the Devils making Roberto Luongo their number one goalie. Here are two reasons why Luongo is great for the Canucks. 1. Verbal abuse makes him grow. The more people who talk bad about Luongo the better he plays. Clearly Luongo thrives on proving people wrong. This is perfect since Torts [...]


I always love when you can apply a hockey players name to a conversation.  

What A Few Good Drafts Can Do

    Rewinding this franchise all the way back to the mid 1970′s, the North Stars were just plain bad. There’s really no other way to put it, unless awful was your choice of wording. Much like our current version, the franchise missed the playoffs in five of six seasons from 1974 – 1979. With [...]

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