Sunday, December 17, 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.

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...

How to keep a place in the NHL nowadays?

As we have noticed, especially we who are a bit older and were born during the 1960’s and 70’s, the hockey game has changed...

An epic WJC final gave a deeper conclusion about the game

A lot of coaches, sports leaders, and other very wise people have tossed out the saying “There are no guarantees”. I have done so...

The world junior ends and start another great hockey year

It’s time, to sum up, the hockey year 2016. Perhaps I am a bit unusual in this but I am that kind of person who...

The most important hockey meeting in years coming up next weekend

The idea and the aim since the start for the KHL have been to be a European equivalent to the North American NHL and...

A lot of hockey teams training wrong?

I watch a lot of hockey, which is a natural thing for me because I write about hockey - mostly about the KHL though...