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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.

Is the record-breaking SKA St. Petersburg totally unstoppable?

Last season it was far from certain that SKA would win the Gagarin, as they had a so-so start of the season, but they...

A good outcome of the Swedish civil court

There are always things we wish to be undone, perhaps sometimes even deeply regret, but most of us have the dignity to take the...

Who will remember the fans?

All pro-hockey organizations have retired and hoisted jerseys of hockey players of significance to the rafters, for fans and media to remember what they...

EuroBasket 2017: thanks for the show, new generation

The shift of generations always comes at some point, but I didn’t expect that it would come right now and in the way it...

Decency by the KHL to not have a game on this...

We have all heard the mantra “The show must go on, blah, blah, blah” after disastrous or at least tragic events. A very, very...

What if a male player had to pay for playing in...

The male side of the game of hockey has been increasing at every level the last 30 years, not only in the NHL but...

Will hockey in Finland survive as the country will?

Finland is celebrating 100 years this year as an independent country, which makes for a lot of events during the year in Finland and...

An open mind for a new season

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As usual, it has been a quite busy silly season this summer before all starts for real. We’ve seen some exclusive trades or sign-ups:...

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...