Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dear Lord Stanley...

Well we just wanted to chime in a bit on how Floorball connected to this years cup. One team in the finals have like four Swedes, that all are raised with it in school and at their Hockey Clubs too..
This is from Djurgården Hockey Club in Sweden.. Where Jonny Oduya, now Chicago, played two seasons plus he has played for Frölunda HC too - and we know they use Floorball too..

Then of course Hossa likes Floorball too - and yes well you know what team won...

Hm, this is by the way the last guy to score a hat trick in your final..

OK, maybe it is a bit noteworthy that the first score is one handed and the last is a tennis hit?

What Peter Forsberg himself say about Floorball as in relation to Ice Hockey and America?
The rest of this post is sourced via an interview posted by and you find their full post here BUT...
Peter Forsberg mentions three main benefits from floorball in his own hockey game:

1. Stick-handling

2. Agility and Quickness

3. On -Ice Vision, Game Sense

Why did you get involved in Floorball?

- It's great to get into a growing sport. I've always liked floorball and when the chance came up to buy into an established brand, there was no hesitation. There are several major equipment manufacturers in the Swedish market as Salming and Unihoc, so it will be a lot of work to get Exel on the map.

What does it take to make floorball a success in North America?

Canada has chosen to work closely together with hockey to develop floorball. They have signed agreements with Hockey Canada where the pitch have been off ice training, especially at youth level.

- One thing you should keep in mind is that it is incredibly difficult to break Americans patterns. I myself have been at baseball games and thought that nothing happens, but the Americans love it. Soccer made it pretty big over there. What unites floorball and soccer is that it is relatively easy to get started. What needs to happen is that you need to get started with floorball here and there and in that way get the Americans to open their eyes to the sport. Floorball is such a fun sport and a great way to exercise; they will also realize this if they pick it up.
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!