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I know it’s summer but the ice hockey is still on and since I’m Swedish I might have made a few digs against the Canadians but I love their team as well (so long as they start losing against my team) 🙂

Anyhoo got some nice photos from Bob over at Exploring Winnipeg and beyond to cheer me up after our latest loss against the Canucks so will have to share.

And then we got an famous Winnipeg Jet captain from Sweden. 

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Winnipeg Jets captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg carries the Avco Cup after the Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-3 to capture the final WHA championship four games to two in Winnipeg, May 20, 1979.

He was the first non-North American born and raised captain in the NHL, wearing the “C” for the Winnipeg Jets during their first season in the NHL. On the Jets he was nicknamed “The Professor” and “The Little General.” He captained the Swedish National Team at the 1976 Canada Cup.

Sjöberg was working as a scout for the New York Rangers when he died of cancer in 1987. To honour him the Rangers each year gives out the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award to the best rookie in the training camp.

And of course the amazing finn is just kickass.

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Is that you Bob 🙂

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