January 4th, 2016

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Big Games Tomorrow

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It’s going to be a BIG GAME tomorrow at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.


Team USA plays vs Team Russia in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals in Finland. In the other semis, Finland plays vs. Sweden, one of the  all-time hockey rivalries classics.


A few years ago, an old friend from Moscow asked me:


– When Russia plays USA whom are you rooting for?


I thought for a moment and said:


– What kind of question is it? Most definitely –  for the CCCP!


It’s a tricky answer, for those who didn’t get it. There is no more CCCP.


It’s in the past. It’s history.


I love Soviet hockey. I grew up watching it.


Hockey CCCP is childhood memories of a hockey historian.


It will be a BIG GAME tomorrow.


The best of luck to both teams and… Go USA!


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Back To Work


The 2015 Holiday Season was fantastic. Now, it’s back to work time.


Just like in the attached mini-clip featuring the best hockey player of all times and nations Helmut G. Balderis staring his next shift on ice :-)


Not all shifts were goal scoring or fabulous enough to be captured on film. There is a lot of routine work that eventually leads to scoring goals, getting awards and getting into media spotlight.


The same with us. Just like with Balderis!


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