Boumedienne to replace Karalahti?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Jussi, Jul 22, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. Jussi

    Jussi Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    62,970
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The List Of Jericho
    Washington Capitals defenseman Josef Boumedienne has apprently come to his senses and has applied for a Finnish citizenship. :yo: :bow: 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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2004
  2. zecke26

    zecke26 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    10,332
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    171
    what a traitor!!! :shakehead ;)

    i always like boumedienne, but if he'll be finnish, i'm done with him.

    HEJA SVERIGE!

    :D
     
  3. TK79

    TK79 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Economics student
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    Home Page:
    Nice story, but no way Boumedienne could be selected ahead of Niinmaa or Nummelin. Probably Aamulehti just blowing off steam.
     
  4. ChowsBaby21

    ChowsBaby21 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    college student
    Location:
    Never never land
    Home Page:
    If he really wanted to he could apply for Algerian citizenship too, since his dad is from Algeria. He was just born in Sweden, that is his only tie to it so it would make sense to apply for finish citizenship, but I do not believe it until I see it.
     
  5. Jussi

    Jussi Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    62,970
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The List Of Jericho
    It was reported earlier (during Euro 2004) by another Finnish daily, Helsingin Sanomat.
     
  6. GKJ

    GKJ Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    140,779
    Likes Received:
    2,582
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Heh, I never realized he was Swedish, I thought he was Czech
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"