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Jokinen pumped little brother for info on Rask

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07:21 AM ET 06.03 | Prior to facing the Bruins in the Eastern Conference final, Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen made a phone call this week to his little brother. The hope was to glean a tip or two from Juho Jokinen, who played with Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask on Team Finland at the world Junior Championships in 2006. "I tried to ask if he remembers anything. Any weak spots?" said Jokinen, with a smile. The answers weren't exactly plentiful. ... "He had a great tournament [in 2006] and had some 50 saves one game, so [he] didn't have too many weaknesses back then," said the Penguins' Jokinen. Jokinen has followed his countryman's career and believed he could have been a starting goalie had he not come up behind Tim Thomas when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011.

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June 3, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Rask is playing solid. PGH real problem is getting to him. They have to get past (in no order): Chara, Krecij, Lucic, Horton, Marchand, Seidenberg, etc. All without losing their cool.

Good thing for PGH fans that Crosby is a cool-headed, mature individual

BOS in 5.

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June 3, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Jokinen pumped little brother for info on Rask

snooze.....
The kid is a good goalie

June 3, 2013  09:17 AM ET

It sure worked out well. 'Thanks for the inside info that helped us...awww dammit.'

June 3, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Jokinen pumped little brother for info on Rask

I don't have a brother so I'm not an expert on this subject... but isn't there something wrong with that?

June 3, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't have a brother so I'm not an expert on this subject... but isn't there something wrong with that?

except in certain parts of the Olde Confederacy, it's illegal
example; In N.C., it's okay to marry a 1st cousin....but not if they're the same gender

June 3, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't have a brother so I'm not an expert on this subject... but isn't there something wrong with that?

His favourite part about Halloween?

Pumpkin.

June 3, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't have a brother so I'm not an expert on this subject... but isn't there something wrong with that?

Sure there's some legal and moral issues with it...but I just wouldn't trust my brother with that.

June 3, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

His favourite part about Halloween? Pumpkin.

biggest holiday on the LOTF calendar

June 3, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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biggest holiday on the LOTF calendar

Figured it would have been Groundhog Day (Bill Murray style)...the same sort of thing, over and over and over again...

June 3, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Nothing like asking about a goalie's performance from 7 years ago...

June 3, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Wow. Another superb thread. Original (for sure), insightful (not so much) worth reading and discussing (are you kidding?)

June 3, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Didn't take long for this thread to degenerate ;)

June 3, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Figured it would have been Groundhog Day (Bill Murray style)...the same sort of thing, over and over and over again...

maybe Moonstruck...(I think....)

June 3, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Figured it would have been Groundhog Day (Bill Murray style)...the same sort of thing, over and over and over again...

I got you babe

June 3, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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Rask is playing solid. PGH real problem is getting to him. They have to get past (in no order): Chara, Krecij, Lucic, Horton, Marchand, Seidenberg, etc. All without losing their cool.Good thing for PGH fans that Crosby is a cool-headed, mature individualBOS in 5.

I would not bet the farm on it, I watched a lot of Pens games.

June 3, 2013  11:52 AM ET

June 3, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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Didn't take long for this thread to degenerate ;)

Well we've got LA filling holes, what a man's supposed to do with a Tootoo and a brother pumping little brother...where were we supposed to go!?

 
June 3, 2013  01:07 PM ET
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Well we've got LA filling holes, what a man's supposed to do with a Tootoo and a brother pumping little brother...where were we supposed to go!?

Meditate. Pray. Chant. Or, as I'm going to do right now..........eat lunch.

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