Teemu H

  • joined Aug 05, 2010
  • last login Sep 06, 2012
  • posts 72
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About me

Flyers fan, JYP fan, hockey fan in general. Like to watch games from a bunch of leagues, NHL, KHL, SM-Liiga, Elitserien, Nationalliga, international games, minor leagues, junior hockey, pretty much anything I can.

Wasn't much of a hockey player myself. Had hockey sense, playmaking abilities and consistency, even excelled in goal (as any Finn should) but was a terrible skater. I guess needless to say I was more successful in soccer. Soccer career didn't exactly pan out either, but still a big soccer fan as well.

Hockey columnist, twitterer, blogger.

About my sources

I follow a bunch of all kinds of sources. Media sources, official sources, unofficial sources. I've learned to trust certain "under the desk" sources enough to go by them even if nothing is officially announced yet.

But I'm not a rumor generator. There are a lot of unreliable sources out there and I'm not forwarding everything I hear. It has to come from a source I trust for me to forward it. In the rare case I forward a rumor I make it clear it's what it is.

Usually I'm not the original source. I've talked to a few players, agents, coaches, even some GMs, but I usually go by my sources.

About my translations

It's always a good thing to question my translations and I don't act like I'm Mr. Perfect. But I have a lot of confidence in my translations. I'm fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish and I also get the best possible help with other languages. My Russian translations for example are approved by two professional Russian reporters.

About my hat

I take it off in the sauna.

A Fan Of...

  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • Boxing Amin Asikainen, Robert Helenius
  • Soccer JJK
  • Tennis Jarkko Nieminen
  • FIFA Argentina
  • EPL Liverpool
  • MLS Philadelphia Union
  • La Liga Barcelona
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Easy Jobs on the Nameless Line


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Joonas Lehtivuori speaks up, future uncertain


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Jakub Kovář was facing the biggest challenge of his young career in the beginning of the season when he suddenly found himself as the starting goalie for České Budějovice. In a somewhat...

Pronger looking for wins, not friends


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Last shot at WJC for Simon Bertilsson


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Joacim Eriksson looking to join Flyers in 2012


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First Elitserien shutout for Joacim Eriksson


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Rockstar #22


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Zherdev looking for more goals


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Leino aiming high with a healthier hip


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Bobrovsky gaining a foothold


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Bobrovsky Has Already Come A Long Way


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Jakub Kovář off to a strong start


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Get to know Joacim Eriksson


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Vyacheslav Butsayev sharing Flyers memories


This season there's going to be some Russian players on the Flyers again. It's been a while and the combination hasn't worked out well very often for either the team or the player. Current head...

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