Sunday, December 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.

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...

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...