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Tough Times in Finland

From CBS Sports wire,

Karalahti is one of 19 suspects in a widespread case of alleged smuggling and distribution of amphetamines in Finland, officials said. He will face trial in the Vantaa prison court near Helsinki on Jan. 29, the Espoo Regional Court said without announcing the exact charges.

Local media have reported that the 32-year-old Karalahti was linked to a drug smuggling network that imported and distributed drugs in Finland in July. Karalahti was taken off the ice for police questioning during a practice session last month with his Karpat team. 

Karalahti left the NHL before the beginning of the 2002-03 season after being suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

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The Rinks Are Up

Preparing for the US Pond Hockey Championship.

Watch the video… Pretty cool on how they set up 25 rinks.

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Skating For 5,000 Years

from Heather Whipps at Live Science,

Finns looking to cut back on travel time were the first to use ice skates about 5,000 years ago, a new study suggests.

The southern portion of Finland is the only place icy and flat enough to make traveling by skates – at that time made of animal bones – worth the energy, scientists discovered.

“We found this by measuring heart rate, oxygen consumption and speed of people skating on replicas of bone skates and by means of a computer simulation of several 10-kilometer [6.2 mile] journeys in five areas,” said Federico Formenti, a human biomechanics specialist at the University of Oxford and co-author of the study.

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Momesso Loses Stanley Cup Ring in Robbery

From the CP via TSN,

Retired National Hockey League star Sergio Momesso is reeling after the theft of some of his most prized hockey mementoes.

Montreal police say Momesso’s house in nearby Kirkland was robbed Saturday evening.

They say the stolen items include include three hockey jerseys from his playing days as well as a diamond-encrusted Stanley Cup ring from the Montreal Canadiens’ 1986 cup win.

Momesso, 42, played left wing for five teams during a 13-year NHL career.

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Update:  Habs Inside/Out noted this story yesterday actually, and also provided contact info for anyone who might come across the items for sale somewhere.  His Canadiens, Canucks and St. Louis Blues (signed by Brett Hull) jerseys were also stolen.

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  Tags: hockey+memorabillia, sergio+momesso

“Old Time Hockey” Fading Away

from the St. Catharines Standard,

The situation isn’t bad enough yet to make them cry in their beer.

However, a worldwide shortage of hops is forcing local brewers to spend more money on supplies and consider measures to cope with the growing problem….

“One hop variety, called fuggles, I can’t even get right now — it seems odd.”

About 70 per cent of the beers sold at the downtown St. Catharines establishment are brewed in-house, such as popular quaffs Blonde Bombshell and Old Time Hockey Ale.

more and you have to wonder what Old Time Hockey Ale tastes like and no Blonde Bombshell remarks allowed!

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The Canadian League

from Ian Windwood at the Guardian,

But the point of a new Canadian league would not be to rival the NHL, it would be to ignore it. New teams could be established in the six Canadian NHL cities, but for the folks of Halifax, Hamilton and Oshawa it would be something new. It would be Major League Hockey, only not on television.

It might sound ridiculous, but think about it. The NBA has operations in all sorts of pokey little places, the kind of settings where the league is the only game in town.

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Goalie Showdown

Ryan Miller vs. Jean-Sebastien Aubin.

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Don’t Forget Stanley

Brad May shows off the Stanley Cup at the 2008 Rose Parade today.

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You Played As Much As You Could

I was lucky enough to play pond hockey growing up as a kid, then made a step-up when all my hockey friends could drive, so we went the indoor route and rented two hours of ice in Windsor at 4:00am.  Think it cost us about $24 an hour back then.

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Happy 2008

May you and yours have the best hockey year!!!

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