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08:29 AM ET 05.20 | Two Wild Finns are about to become hot topics, one -- Mikael Granlund -- in Saint Paul, the other in Turku. You can bet the Wild would love to try to convince Granlund to give the Wild a try. In an MTV3 interview, Wild captain Mikko Koivu said he spoke to Granlund's parents: "I don't want to comment about him coming to Wild next year. I've spoke about it with Mikael and his parents. He can make his own decision and tell that when time comes. I've gave them help and met them, that's all I'm going to say about it." ... On Friday, Koivu will bring the dented world championship trophy to his hometown of Turku. He will be on a special ferry, I'm told, on the Aura River. It's expected to be the biggest party ever in Turku. A few top Finnish bands and singers will get on stage, too.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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May 20, 2011  08:34 AM ET

yippee.
my party hat is on.

May 20, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Nothing says party like a special ferry!

May 20, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Whewww. I was going through Wild thread withdrawals. How many days has it been since the last one?

May 20, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Party hats? Special ferries? Wild threads?

It sounds like New Years Eve in San Francisco.

May 20, 2011  10:28 AM ET

Those wild and crazy Finn's really know how to throw a party. Not that they have never needed a good reason to tie one on.

May 20, 2011  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Those wild and crazy Finn's really know how to throw a party. Not that they have never needed a good reason to tie one on.

Which is good, since it's only a second rate championship they are celebrating....

May 20, 2011  11:03 AM ET

This drink... I like it! More!
[smashes the cup]

May 20, 2011  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Which is good, since it's only a second rate championship they are celebrating....

Sad thing, a year late - no wrong goalie.

May 20, 2011  01:22 PM ET

granlund's goal was sick. realy, really sick. I didn't follow the tourney, so perhaps someone can tell me if there's more to the kid than just his soft hands.

May 20, 2011  03:14 PM ET

This party could go on for days. First time I went to Finland in '97, the people in bars still got excited watching highlights of their '95 championship on TV.

May 20, 2011  03:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This party could go on for days. First time I went to Finland in '97, the people in bars still got excited watching highlights of their '95 championship on TV.

They're just excited to be in bars.

May 20, 2011  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They're just excited to be in bars.

Any excuse to hit the hooch..

 
May 20, 2011  05:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They're just excited to be in bars.

My take? Going to the bar gave them a reason to have a drink. The highlights gave them a reason to have five more.

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