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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ruutu, Pitkänen reunite

I just listened to Jimmy Rutherford's press conference. Most of the questions had to do with Joni Pitkänen. How Cole took the news of the trade, how far along in the negotiations they are, how Pitkänen took the news, etc. One of the things that was revealed is that Tuomu Ruutu and Joni Pitkänen are terrific friends, aside from merely being countrymen.

Their friendship should make the transition easier.

As an aside, I also found out in my research that fellow Finn and former Hurricane Sami Kapinen taught Pitkänen to speak English while they were both in Philly. That's pretty cool.

Anyway, imagine that Pitkänen is Turk and Ruutu is JD, and enjoy this scene from Scrubs:

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