St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup playoffs Winnipeg Jets, but fell to the second round of the Chicago blackhawks against the voitoin 2-4.
a Few days later the St. Louis NHL player tie my soccer shoes to the strip and play the strong grip of betting league's top team.
youth literary fiction? No absolute truth, except that the 1982 football national championships-the series is still called the lottery league.
winning in that season the bay of sixty-nine in the ranks of the Finnish championship and repeated the trick four years later, in the season 1986.
the present day relative to the achievement sounds utopian, but Eloranta told the story he makes it sound quite natural – as if there was nothing strange.Equally pleasing kari Eloranta was the game of his career, a real football talent. He can be compared with Timo Nummeliniin, who was elected the best Finnish football player of 1968 and to the best of your jääkiekkoilijaksi 1981. Vesa Parviainen
Eloranta, 62, hobby located in lahti, Upon the ball of the juniors as well as hockey that football.
– my Dad worked there as a coach, and seven years old, I went according to the monitoring activities. They won the football piece of the Finnish championship, too, he remembers.
football talent was in both species at the national level. Species selection occurs only after the age of maturity with the advent of.
I Was 16-17 years old, when age group national team camps were superimposed. I informed the football association that because it was winter, so I went to hockey camp. Well, there is not then it liked.
the football association was given to understand that if you don't come to the camp, the so-called end to it.
I'd probably already chosen hockey.
the Choice was not based on the fact that hockey would have been Elorannalle football more pleasing to the species. They were equally pleasing.
the selection came like a hockey team with success: we are closer to the top of the world than in football and have a chance to get to play top of the world.
– Many people have said that I was even more talented football player than a hockey player, but I don't know what it would take, He wonders.
Both species was close to the heart. And still is.Tough team kari Eloranta (right.) played almost 300 NHL games. Here he is a Calgary Flames shirt. Kari Eloranta album
the choice of Species was not categorical. It also tell about the two later won the football CHAMPIONSHIP gold.
Just a full football seasons He couldn't play, because the series begin and end overlap the hockey tourism.
– It a wonderful moment in the last game after winning the championship, they left me without experiencing, he frets.
the championship season between he also had to gap year football. Back in ' 86 return to the event invitation.
Jäntin Hansel hurt himself, and Voutila-Gordy was still the coach. Contact then that would the chance come again to play.
I don't take myself anything away, but Kuusysillä was a damn good team back then. There was easy come, was a lot of familiar friends.
He played in the prestigious Esa Pekonen with the stopper.
the first men in the SM-a series of football matches He played in 1973, only 17 years old.
– in the Same year was the radio hill field local match for the Brisk, and that went very well. Was halftime down by two touchdowns, but made two goals in the second half and the game ended 2-2.summer training to various boys ' coach wizard Keijo Voutilainen (oik.) provide stopper to Kari Elorannalle oranges. IL-Archive
Hockey, however, Eloranta profession, so his attitude towards football had a competitive side but also the second aspect.
I don't disparage any of the games, everything else, but I got a good workout.
professional hockey player's summer training included a morning run and gym workout. In the afternoons he was involved in soccer practice.
there Was a good interval between and properly draining exercise. I afterwards wondered that I could have done that draining exercises for myself to pull. It serves me really well.
He pointed out the respect that the also football.
I tortured myself during the summer just to play hockey, but I focused on also games.
Species require early specialization, but also a diverse sports background is in top-level sport always an advantage.
– the Ball and the game concept evolved, and hockey certain kind of physicality also helped in football. Was able to protect the ball well, Eloranta says.
This also helped her in size: the 187-foot athlete had a strong pääpalloissa."Brilliant species"
"Two species Elmo" needed their employers, i.e. hockey clubs permission to play football.
– Leksandilla had nothing against it, and the NHL asked for permission to Bob Johnson , Eloranta says.
suffix that size, that illustrious american coach managed the Calgary Flames, whose man He was in spite of the spring of ' 82 shorty pest of St. Louis. In total, He played in the NHL nearly 300 matches.
Johnson came from the university, and he had contacts in european football. Almost neck jumped and said that go to play, a great species.
Then I said, what if you get hurt. It was that injury can anyway. Had a positive attitude towards all sides.
He believes that, even today, could find talented athletes who could play two sports. Financial issues and insurance amounts rose, however, big obstacles.
– the NHL players ' fees are a totally different amount than it was then. Players wondering about the even output to the world championships, if there is no agreement for next year.