Washington Capitals defenseman Josef Boumedienne has apprently come to his senses and has applied for a Finnish citizenship. His mother is Finnish and he speaks perfect Finnish, so it wouldn't be a huge transition. If things move quickly enough, he couldd be named as Karalahti's replavement for Finland's World Cup squad. Atleast that's what Finnish daily Aamulehti are hinting at. If he doesn't "make it" to the WC team, he could atleast represent Finland at next year's World Championships.