Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Danish Dynamite in NHL


Dannebroen via wikipedia - the world's oldest flag
Denmark is not that famous for its bobsleigh or luge athletes, and not for downhill or cross country skiing stars, nope - not for too many long ski jumps either.
Denmark is not that extremely cold and has reasonable mild winters and looking back deep into history - Denmark has not produced too many superstar hockey players either.

Until, just lately.
Now we have almost a third of a full danish hockey team (six players) playing in the NHL - with Frans Nielsen in NYI as the current big star - right now he is 8th, in the full NHL as it comes down to points made. That is ahead of almost all of the most well-known stars.

So of course we wonder if the hockey guys from Denmark has any Floorball experience? To answer that question we asked Mr. Houman - the largest authority we know - on Danish Floorball.
Mr. Houman answer is short - but precise - as we ask if the Danish top hockey players has been raised with Floorball. He answer our question using four well packed letters: A lot!
He also adds that he thinks Mr. Lars Eller, Montreal Canadiens, played actively - however not in a floorball club. Mr. Houman adds that Mr. Fleming Green - the responsible man for the Danish youth ice hockey development - has a younger brother that play Floorball and if Mr. Houman is not mistaken the brother has also been the captain of the national Danish floorball team.

We call this explosive facts - at least if you never tried Floorball as a hockey player... or if you never ever even heard about it...
Still doing minor hockey without Floorball? That is utterly utterly brave in our opinion, and you are much more brave than we R. ;-D

Good Luck!



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Caution

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!