Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finland's Mikael Granlund has been immortalized

On route to winning the World Ice Hockey Championships, Finland's Mikael Granlund, a 2010 draft pick of Minnesota, scored an incredible goal in Finland's semi final game against Russia. The goal was scored from behind the net in a lacrosse-style shot.

Canadian's have a Canadian-centric view of the hockey world but the sport is huge in Scandinavia. Nothing is bigger in that part of the world when Finland or Sweden beat each other. So when Finland demolished Sweden 6-1 to win the Championship it was huge. To commemorate the event a stamp has been issued with Granlund's goal. Now the stamp is sold out.

Though I'm not quite sure why Reebok got its name so prominently placed on the stamp.


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