Friday, February 5, 2010

Lost in the shuffle: Anssi Salmela


With all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the loss of Kovalchuk, many forget we lost Anssi Salmela, too. Anssi came to us from the Devils in a trade for Niclas Havelid, meaning we pretty much now have nothing to show for Havelid. He was only hear about a year, but I enjoyed watching him play and he seemed fun off of the ice. H


This is my favorite picture of him because he's drunk as hell.


Good luck back in Jersey Anssi! You will be missed.

2 comments:

sleza February 5, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

"drunk as hell" is usually correct description of finns...

i hope the poor thing gets ice time there

Sasha February 6, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

Haha! Oh Ansi was soooo drunk that night. I won't air his dirty laundry publicly, but man the things he said that night! Still, I found myself getting rather attached to him, and was hoping he'd be a healthy scratch when they came to Colorado so we could chat again ;)

In all seriousness, best of luck to him. He just wasn't getting to play in Atlanta so it will probably be good for him. Clearly they liked him if they wanted him back.

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