Monday, October 23, 2017
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Arto Palovaara

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Arto Palovaara, Sunday Chronicler for Sports Rants Europe. Previously, he contributed for the betting company Betsafe, Svenska fans, Get real hockey and Ice nation UK. He is also an educated archaeologist and life coach who loves literature and history. Not to forget: probably he is the only sportswriter that plays the banjo.

An end of a shifting hockey season

This is the time of the year, at least for me, to sum up, the season of 2016-17. I know, the Stanley Cup is...

IIHF Worlds: Au revoir Paris, Auf Wiedersehen Köln  

The IIHF worlds are over for this year, therefore I wave my hand and say Au Revoir Paris and Auf Wiedersehen Köln. Quite a mediocre...

IIHF Worlds: Finland negatively in vogue

Well, I might have to take back some things I said about Finland two weeks ago, about how there wouldn’t be any greater hype. There...

IIHF is alive and steaming hot in Central Europe

A lot can be said about the organization of the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and it has been said as well over...

IIHF Worlds: A wide-open story

While the Stanley Cup is still ongoing, the European club hockey season is over and waiting for the last bit of the season. The coming...

Protectionism won’t make the hockey world grow

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Sometimes I really believe that we all are watching a giant sandbox where people who should be adult enough won’t or can’t come to...

SKA St. Petersburg are back at it as Gagarin champions of...

At this time of the year, that emptiness strikes one again after a long season has ended. Some compare this feeling with being a...

The adult leaders have failed thoroughly

The World juniors or any youth tournament during the 1980’s or even 1990’s was not broadcast as it is today. Only highlights were shown...

The hockey gave a moment of peace from the terror attack

On my way home around 15:15 in the afternoon I received a message from my younger brother, asking me where I was. Then I...

Gagarin Cup: do we have an epic final coming up again?

We have some days to inhale and exhale until we get up on the track again and take on the last bit of the...