Thursday, August 17, 2017
Authors Posts by Arto Palovaara

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.

Crosby, a rat or a true superstar?

Well, Mr. Crosby has been in vogue the latest week because of his conduct on the ice, an ugly spearing among other inappropriate behavior. All...

Gagarin Cup: Lokomotiv speeds on towards the Cup

We all remember the tragic day when the whole team of Lokomotiv with several world champions perished in the air crash. It is still...

To all hockey leagues: accept the game’s nature

When I was thinking back to my childhood while writing about this subject, we – perhaps this concerns only people in my generation –...

Gagarin Cup: Watch and learn, hockey teams, from the Green derby

There are a lot of derbies around the world in many sports including the game of hockey. The NHL has some famous rivalries and...

Gagarin Cup: Oskar Osala on his way to becoming a legend

A lot of focus has been on Laine, Aho, and Puljujärvi the last two years, and on some other Finnish hockey players such as...

Gagarin Cup: Are Afinogenov shooting Vityaz to the sky?

Most previews I have seen have had Vityaz Podolsk outside the playoffs. The only difference between these previews was how far from the knockouts...

Champions Hockey League: Sparta Prague saved a boring tournament

A setback, minor or major, hit the Champions Hockey League tournament this 2016-17 season and it had hit the competition already before the first...

Love and passion for life and hockey

Life is beautiful! There is so much in life that is beautiful and worth resting upon with the eyes and the mind. Even in the...

It’s not fair to the teams and their fans

We are about to see the playoffs in various leagues including NHL and the KHL, and a lot of the teams are well-known for...

KHL: Which team in each Conference will take the last playoff...

Appropriate enough that the KHL All-star game occurred this weekend in Ufa, the home venue of Salavat Yulayev Ufa. That gives some space to think...