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  1. Can Canes Pre-Season games be watched in web live (or afterwards)?
  2. Osala used to play center as younger. He has also played D. But I guess if you asked him, he would like to go on playing LW as powerforward. One thing that I don't understand why a winger who plays with left hand grip always has to play as LW. Who has said that is a rule? Or is it?
  3. The headcoach Jalonen liked Oskar's play in his first game. Oskar is in the line-up tonight agaist Slovakia.
  4. It looks like Osala and Samson is a good combination. Yesterday Rats 5 - Worcester 3 Three Stars: 1. ALB - O. Osala 2. ALB - J. Samson 3. ALB - D. Bowman Osala 2+0 Samson 1+3 with primary assists on both Osalas goals. Oskar's second was a beauty. Let's hope they both get call-ups before play-offs for Rats.
  5. Agreed. Let the young prospects show who can probably make the team next season. ---- Where can I find the Canes' contract situation? I mean, who will be UFA, FRA this summer? What is the salary cap situation? Who do you expect will be "sold"? EDIT: I found the site with contracts: http://nhlnumbers.com/ove...team=CAR&season=0910
  6. Of course the warm sauna, too!"Usually you start with a warm Sauna bath in a temperature about 210 degrees Fahrenheit (100 C). Then You plunge in the water (temperature about 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0-1 C) for just a couple of seconds. Then go to the Sauna again for some minutes. Then second plunge in icy water - now some more seconds - and to Sauna again" It also is a social occasion, with women and men, GM's and workers combined, democratically undressed. But I understand, that this sounds very crazy. I was VERY TERRIFIED at my first time. But the Cold is mainly between your ears. The weather is usually colder than the water....as I said, a cold shower is worse, I can't take it.
  7. Osala got to Rocherster yesterday less than one hour before the game started. Rocherster - Albany 3-4 Three Stars: 1. ALB - O. Osala 2. ALB - B. Rodney 3. RCH - S. Hotham Osala 2+0, +2 rating The goals should be here after a while http://ahl.neulion.com/team/console.jsp > Free Highlights --- Albany plays tonight home against WB/Scranton 3 PM ET. ------- Just wondering: How many left wings there is "before" Oskar? (Who are they?) What is their contract situation? What chances has Oskar to make the team next season?
  8. Osala got to Rocherster yesterday less than one hour before the game started. Rocherster - Albany 3-4 Three Stars: 1. ALB - O. Osala 2. ALB - B. Rodney 3. RCH - S. Hotham Osala 2+0, +2 rating The goals should be here after a while http://ahl.neulion.com/team/console.jsp > Free Highlights
  9. In October we used to have winter (before climate change) but it is not impossible. In wintertime we wash ourselves in sauna like this [/img]http://www.paljakanloma-a...y%20of%20avantouinti.jpg[/url]. We do not use showers. And here Monty Python song about Finland and Michel Palin visiting the real Santa Claus Here a short vision to Finland history, latest wars and Jean Sibelius. The late part of the video contains "the Finlandia Hymn" (and english lyrics) that is a kind of national anthem: --- And this is not a joke. Winther Bath is very popular in Finland > http://www.vaasanpingviin.../default.aspx?pageid=208 ----------------- Wintherbathers - an old Sauna ritual - has its origin in Finland! Ice swimming has had a recent surge of popularity among Finns (about 100 000 active). There have been some medical studies (Universtity of Oulu) done and apparently the shock "kickstarts" your adrenal system and gives you a natural endorfine high. In addition, frequent swimmers increase their peripheral circulation and grow metabolically active "brown fat" as opposed to the regular "white fat". The endorfin high is similar what you get from vigorous exercise or acupuncture and other old-fashioned natural treatments. Ice swimming has been helpful for people with cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis and eczema. The Finnish eczema newsgroup people rave about how it totally stops the itch. For medical benefits, people go several times a week, some even daily. Anecdotally, people also claim it gives your skin a healthy glow and makes you shed wrinkles. People also claim that if you go regularly, you don't tend to get the flu or other contagious diseases. Jump into a lake through a hole in the ice! 1)How long do you stay in the water? 2)In Finland, do you typically submerge your head? 3)Average temperatures during this time of the year are -5, to -30 C. Do you still do the jump in this kind of cold? 4)Have you heard of anyone having health problems upon entering the frigid water? 5 )How do You feel after? AnswersAvantouinti, as the feat of swimming in a hole in a frozen lake is called in Finland, is very healthy. About 100 000 Finns are practising it. The younger generation has almost lost the courage (or gained more common sense) but for several years in row the number of winter bathers have increased. Winter bath has a solid foothold in the Finnish traditions. 1) Usually you start with a warm Sauna bath in a temperature about 210 degrees Fahrenheit (100 C). Then You plunge in the water (temperature about 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0-1 C) for just a couple of seconds. Then go to the Sauna again for some minutes. Then second plunge in icy water - now some more seconds - and to Sauna again! The Final Round PLUNGE IN WATER AND STAY IN WATER AS LONG AS IT FEELS OK. You should stay near ladders and jump up from water when you are beginning to feel some pain in your legs. In seconds? - Perhaps something between 5 to 20 seconds AND ABSOLUTELY NOT TO SAUNA ANYMORE!! Just change your clothes and – be surprised YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL VERY VERY WARM in SEVERAL HOURS! 2) Some submerge some don't. I, do submerge - many women do not because of their hair... 3) The colder air the warmer feels water. There is no problems to take a swim in extreme cold weather conditions ( I have done it in -30C = -22 degree Fahrenheit.) 4) I haven't heard about any health problems - on the contrary: there are many miracle stories about getting a better health (e.g. rheumatism, muscular pains, head ache and many more) 5) After a winter bath session it HEAVENLY FEELING! (endorphine and cortisone is in your blood!) You feel warm and relaxed. You are going to sleep like log at night! There is tens of swimming places in Finland throughout the winter, so you can take a dip whenever you feel like it. Only in Finland! --- People even have their private "swimming pools" at their summer cottages/saunas: http://virtuoosi.pkky.fi/...ista/kuvat/avannossa.jpg Edit: I have myself been practising winter bath 12 years. Believe or not, it is very, very great hobby and you do not feel that bad to go in the cold water (a cold shower is much more uncomportabel) as you could imagine. I practise it 2-3 time every week. The feeling afterwards is amazing. Endorphines....
  10. [quote name='v1atlantis wrote: Finnjavel']Not bad game at all! Let's hope he gets new games soon, and why shouldn't he. You saw the game? How´ d he do ? I see that he had a bit less than 7 mins of ice time. 1 shot. Finnish parade to Carolina continues. Soon our national team = Canes. I watched the game thru espn360. Good picture quality. I watched the game thru espn360. Good picture quality. I think Oskar did very well. They talked (Fox or FSN? Carolina) a lot of Oskar during the game and they had a intrview with him on first intermission. Nice guy. With his feet on the ground (ice?) More games, more routine, and we have a solid 3-4th line player next season. He said he felt very comfortabel talking Finnish with his teammates when they explained their system (he had met then last summer in Olympic Team Camp in Finland) . They also told that Oskar all points in Hershey last season and this season are made 5-5 play. No PP.
  11. Not bad game at all! Let's hope he gets new games soon, and why shouldn't he.
  12. I agree 100%. He is not afraid to crush the net and stay in front of blue paint. Potential PP player in that Holmström-role. Unselfish team-player. Caps GM George McPhee today: " I like Oskar Osala, think he has a chance to play, but we had an 'untouchable' list and we didn't give away any of those players."
  13. Oskar Osala was very important part when Blues Espoo got their first medal ever in Finnish Elite league 2007-2008. He was the rookie of the year. He also was a co-leading scorer in JWC, in Sweden 2007 (?). He played two seasons in OHL (Mississauga Icedogs). The biggest problem has been the Hershey Bears policy: to win AHL by any means. To win every game. They have a lot good AHL-level players in their roster that do not have any future in NHL. There are prospect players like Perrault, Bouchard and Osala in Bears that have not got quality minutes. All these players have very good points when you compare points/minutes. I think Osalas points are all 5-5 -points. He has not played any PP. Bears is fist a winning AHL and team and only secondly a Capitals affiliated team. I think Osala is a better player than numbers show (play time in AHL are not public). He is typical power forwad and has a good shot. He is not afraid to get his nose dirty. And he is big 6-4. Good (to his size) and very fast skater. I would not be surprised if he was on Carolina line-up next season. ----- Is it true that Albany River Rats are moving to Carolina (Charlotte?) next season? EDIT: Oskar's size.....
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