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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Swiss Lit

Avoiding pink elephants, Darius Kasparaitis gets
hassled by pink balloons instead

With the opening of NHL training camps still a month away, the NY Rangers' Darius Kasparaitis and Artem Anisimov have been training with Swiss team Thurgau, according to the team's web site, as well as an item in Sport Express.

The Thurgau web site is a bit clumsy to navigate and doesn't seem to have individual links for their news stories, so I made record of the items using screen shots instead:

As you can see if you look closely enough, Thurgau was just routed by Avangard Omsk in an exhibition game, 9-2.

Also, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this article (from a Lithuanian site, dated Aug. 9th), you'll find a two-minute video clip of an interview with Kasparaitis in his native Lithuanian. Not very useful, I suppose, but I still found it interesting to watch, as it shows Kasparaitis (in a "Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers" jersey and Rangers hockey pants) skating at what appears to be a hockey clinic in his home country.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaspairitis talks about his "command" a lot during the interview

8/14/07, 9:57 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

"Komanda" = club or team

8/14/07, 10:36 PM

Anonymous mannequin shop said...

Kaspar's looking sharp!

8/15/07, 10:49 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

He got rid of his Cousin Oliver-type hair-do, too (as a commenter pointed out on the almighty Blueshirt Bulletin).

8/15/07, 11:40 AM

Blogger vakfan said...

I actually can´t believe he is going to stay there. Thats the 2nd swiss league...

8/16/07, 4:31 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

I'm pretty sure that Kasparaitis isn't signing with the team-- he's just over there for the training.

8/16/07, 7:44 AM


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