There is a definite love for all things Scandinavian in much of the Oil blogosphere and Finland is often the epicentre of our affection. Perhaps this can be put down to what Lowetide simply calls "The Tikkanen" factor? In any case, with three feisty Finns in training camp looking to assert their gritty play and win a place on the final roster, which (if any) of them is most likely to follow Norwegian legend Patrick Thoresen's example and surprise us all? In short, which Finn can pull a Norwegian:
Antti Tyrvainen - the agitator best known for his loud mouth and less-than-legal play
Teemu Hartikainen - the Kuopio Kid, chiseled from marble with game like bull
Lennart Petrell - the veteran defensive whiz with all the hillo you can handle.
Or is this all just a charade and by October, the Oklahoma City Barons will have created the largest Finnish population boom in the history of the city?