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Teemu Hartikainen - Your August Wallpaper

Training camp is just around the corner, but the dog days of a hockeyless summer continue.  Thanks to Oklahoma City Barons' fan and all-around outstanding photographer Candace Riley, we can introduce a new feature here at The Copper & Blue - a monthly wallpaper, straight from Candace's camera.  After the jump, a look at our first wallpaper for Barons and Oilers' fans -- Teemu Hartikainen.


Photo and original art by Candace Riley © 2011

High resolution version here.

And in honor of our the 9th-ranked prospect in our Top 25 Under 25, we bring you one of Teemu's favorite bands and his favorite songs from that band, Hiljaista by Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus:

It's worth noting that this is the group that drove Teemu's roommate Tyler Pitlick a little crazy during the Oilers' 2010 development camp.  Pitlick eventually asked Teemu to use his headphones when he listened to his Finnish metal and Teemu agreed.

With Lennart Petrell and Antti Tyrväinen in Oklahoma City, there's a chance that the Barons' locker room music moves towards a decidedly Finnish bent.  Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus are a long way from Hall & Oates.