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Just for Fun => Non-Hockey Chatter => Topic started by: riff raff on July 16, 2011, 10:45:18 PM

Title: Hammarstrom
Post by: riff raff on July 16, 2011, 10:45:18 PM
I'm not sure where to put something like this, given the slimmed down version of the forums but.....

I was in a restaurant/bar tonight and saw a bit of the Sweden/France women's soccer match and I see that the winning goal was scored by a Swedish woman named Hammarstrom.

I have no idea how common that name is in Sweden but it did give me pause.

(And I'm thinking the older posters will care more about this - if at all - than the younger ones)
Title: Re: Hammarstrom
Post by: Rob on July 17, 2011, 12:08:55 AM
"could go into the corners with half a dozen eggs in his pocket and not break one of them."
- Harold Ballard
Title: Re: Hammarstrom
Post by: hockeyfan1 on July 18, 2011, 05:22:08 AM
"could go into the corners with half a dozen eggs in his pocket and not break one of them."
- Harold Ballard


That quotation is well remembered by Leaf fans like me.  Hammerstrom was probably the most docile NHLer ever.  Talented no doubt, he was.  As a matter of fact, he and Borje Salming were the first Swedes that preceded the league's Swedish player influx. 

"You going to play in the NHL?"  (Leaf scout to Inge and B.J.)
"Yah".  (Their replies).
"You going to play for the Maple Leafs"? (''  ''       "          "      )
"Yah"  (Their replies).

Truth is, neiither Hammerstrom nor Salming really knew much of, nor hadn't heard much of, the Toronto Maple Leafs, at the time!