Finnish Soccer Announcer Blows Gasket When Team Scores, Wins Promotion

There is no sweeter song extolling the virtues of a promotion fight than this Finnish announcer's guttural screams of pure delight after FC Santa Claus scored the deciding goal, guaranteeing them a spot in the third tier next season. Quick, someone give Fox Soccer this guy's number. » 9/30/14 12:04pm 9/30/14 12:04pm

That Sad Vladimir Putin Photo Is Not From Today

Yes, drink it in. Sad Dmitry Medvedev and sad Vladimir Putin will be one of the enduring images of hockey at these Olympics, given Russia's quarterfinal exit at the hands of the Finns. But despite the photo rocketing around the internet right now, just know that it was actually taken Sunday, during Russia's shootout… » 2/19/14 10:22am 2/19/14 10:22am

Why Did The Globe And Mail Take Down Its Story About How Kyle Turris…

After supposedly "returning" from the Finnish SM-Liiga, Kyle Turris complained about his lockout home to The Globe and Mail, in just the latest of a few such stories to come out recently. The Globe and Mail piece covered the usual stuff: the food sucked, the travel sucked, "they spoke a different language." » 12/18/12 6:50pm 12/18/12 6:50pm

Climbing The Glass And Blowing A Kiss Is Our New Favorite Hockey Goal…

That's Iiro Vehmanen of TuTo during a Finnish Metsis League game earlier this week. Be sure to listen to the audio, too. Twice, the announcer throws a "Rocky Balboa" out there in between a bunch of Finnish words. Our thoughts exactly. This has been your Deadspin pre-NHL lockout hockey highlight. » 9/14/12 4:10pm 9/14/12 4:10pm

Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Apparently Challenged A Nightclub Full Of…

Reasonable hockey fans have spent much of the past week sticking up for Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn of the Nashville Predators. Barry Trotz benched both forwards for game three of the Western Conference semifinals after they missed curfew, and then he benched them again for game four. It seemed like Trotz's… » 5/07/12 12:50pm 5/07/12 12:50pm