Saturday, June 10, 2006

Who is Jussi Markkanen?

It's probably not a question a coach wants asked of their starting goaltender when they're heading into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, but it's the question The Globe and Mail's Al Maki set out to answer on the eve of the big game.
As a youngster, he followed Kari Takko and Jarmo Myllys, the first two Finnish goalies to get a true shot at the NHL. (Interesting enough, Takko played for the Oilers in 1990. He was acquired for defenceman Bruce Bell in what became known as the Takko-Bell deal.)
Hilarious, as always.


At 1:14 p.m., June 10, 2006, Anonymous lowetide said...

Only a Toronto newspaper could ask a question like that. The guy has been in the NHL for years now but is an unknown?

Meanwhile we await the "Mikael Tellqvist HOF" article which will roll out in newspapers across the country.

Meanwhile, somewhere in a Toronto coffee house two people who are wearing shoes that are too small and don't fart in public openly wonder why Toronto is despised.

And so it goes.

At 4:52 p.m., June 10, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I don't think The Globe's a Toronto newspaper. There are bureaus in every major Canadian city.

Maki's based in Calgary and has been in Edmonton since the beginning of the playoffs.

Besides, he's not asking 'who is he?' in a literal sense, but more of an in-depth, 'who is this guy?' sort of way. Hockey fans outside of Alberta certainly know he exists; that's actually about all they know.

At 6:31 p.m., June 10, 2006, Anonymous lowetide said...

Well. okay, then. There is a SLIGHT chance I overreacted. :-)


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