Teemu H

  • joined Aug 05, 2010
  • last login Sep 06, 2012
  • posts 72
  • comments 110

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
User Blog

Joacim Eriksson in a Perfect Situation


Elitserien starts today. There's a ton of hype built around the 20 year old Skellefteå goaltender Joacim Eriksson. Not a single game in the season has been played yet, but hockey experts around the...

Simon Bertilsson Injured Again - Will Miss Start of Season


Simon Bertilsson's injury woes aren't going away. His last season was ruined by several injuries, including knee and shoulder injuries as well as a concussion. All those problems gave Bertilsson...

Denis Bodrov back in Russia - another try next year?


Denis Bodrov says he's aware of the punishment the KHL gave him last year because of the secret double contract he had with the Lada Togliatti two years ago. Bodrov will be suspended for 10 games...

Jakub Kovář Preseason Comments


Jakub Kovář shares his thoughts about the preseason so far and comments his new situation as a starting goaltender now that previous starter, NHL veteran Roman Turek, has retired. České Budějovice...

Timonen not mentally ready yet


Kimmo Timonen says he still hasn't completely gotten over the bitter ending of last season. "It felt like ten months had gone down the drain. Actually, it still feels like that." Timonen played...

Ice cold Eriksson facing new challenge


Skellefteå goalie coach Stefan Ladhe shares his thoughts on Joacim Eriksson and the current situation the young goaltender is in. "He's a great guy, it's very nice to get to work with him. He's a...

Word with Pyörälä


Mika Pyörälä tells why he signed with Frölunda this summer, takes a quick look back on his season with the Flyers and also shares his thoughts on ex-teammate Johan Backlund. "Nothing had happened...

Catching up with Krajíček


Lukáš Krajíček says he wanted to stay in Philadelphia and it was close to happen. "I wanted to stay. It was my first priority. I wanted to settle somewhere more permanently. We had agreed on the...

Zherdev practicing with Ovechkin


"Come on, Kolya!", the ever so cheerful Alexander Ovechkin yells to the bench while speeding around the rink. "Come and play! One more time!" "I wanna go eat", Nikolai Zherdev mumbles back, sitting...

Simon Bertilsson excels at international level


Simon Bertilsson is back in Sweden after the four team U20 tournament that was held in Lake Placid in the beginning of August. Bertilsson thinks the tournament was tough, but a useful experience. "...

Erik Gustafsson not in a hurry


Erik Gustafsson says it was a valuable experience for him to play with the Adirondack Phantoms at the end of last season. His instant success with the Phantoms caught him by surprise. "Ha ha. I...

Andrei Popov getting ready for new season


Traktor Chelyabinsk returned home after training camp that was held in Pinsk, Belarus. Andrei Popov admits it was a tough camp. "The practices we had in Belarus were quite severe, though I can be...

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