Playing the violin...

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  1. checkerdome

    checkerdome Registered User

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    Could anyone here be kind enough to explain the significance/background in Finnish hockey of pretending to play the violin/fiddle after scoring a goal?

    Blake Wheeler of the Jets appeared to broach the topic with Patrik Laine before game 2 of the Jets/Wild series.

    Patrik Laine then pretended to play the violin after scoring against Minnesota that evening.

    A brief Googling didn't get me any relevant information.
     
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    Violin player Timo Nummelin, ice hockey lion number 80 who was selected in 1968 as the best football player Finland and in 1981 as the best ice hockey player in Finland who is also father of Petteri Nummelin, the NHL star defender.

    Laine train the summers in Turku so perhaps he picked it up from there.
     
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    Well that certainly explains it.

    Kiitos
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    I bet you anything that we haven't seen the last of the violin playing gesture in the playoffs now that it's been done once.
     
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