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Could Flyers draft another Finnish winger with exciting tools?

Brent Flahr quipped that he hopes the Flyers won't be picking this high again in a long time. Nonetheless, though, Flahr and his amateur scouting staff are confident about landing a really good player around the top five of the 2022 NHL draft. "Yeah, I think we’ve gone over the...
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Kaapo Kakko motivated to have ‘big summer’ after Rangers playoff benching

Kaapo Kakko said he just saw the lineup. Ahead of the Rangers’ eventual 2-1 loss in Game 6 of the conference final against the Lightning that ended their season earlier this month, the Finnish winger found out he was a healthy scratch for the first time in his three-year NHL career. There was no conversation with head coach Gerard Gallant, Kakko said, just the sight of the lineup card that featured Dryden Hunt instead of him. Of course, had Ryan Strome tapped out due to a nagging pelvis injury, Kakko probably would’ve played and the narrative surrounding his future with the Rangers...
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How to Be Happy

Women lead the five happiest nations. These nations have public policies rooted in culture. Although happiness is experienced personally, it is related to political decisions. Around the world, happy nations are creating structures that focus on human rights. The happiest societies are not limited to the individual. Imagine how happy...
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Jere Lassila — 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

2021-22 Team: JYP U20 (Finland) Jere Lassila is a Finnish center who primarily played for JYP’s U-20 team in the U-20 SM-sarja — Finland’s junior league — where he totaled seven goals and 15 points in 17 games. However, he was very impressive on the international stage, finishing with eight goals and 21 points in 19 games across all international competitions for Finland’s U18 team to go along with eight points in six games at the U-18 World Junior Championships.

Finnish Midsummer Festival in Marquette

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – Friday of Art Week the Finnish Midsummer Celebration “Friendship Across Waters” was hosted at Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park. This event celebrates the 25th year of being a sister city with Kajaani, Finland. Midsummer is an important national holiday in Finland celebrating the summer solstice, usually spent with family and friends. The Marquette Sister Cities Partnership, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra partnered to bring Midsummer to the people of Marquette. A stage was set up in the park for artist to perform live music. Bonfires were lit in traditional Finnish fashion.