The greatest of all Swedish goalies.
He was born in 24th of May 1959, and died tragically in a car accident 10th of November 1985 (he crashed on the 10th and was keept on lifesaving machine untill the 11th)
1984-1985 he played Stanley Cup final against Edmonton Oilers and was named in the first Allstar Team and as the first european and the only Swede he won the Venzina Trophy as the best goaltender in the NHL
2006 Swedish author Thomas Tynander published a book called ”Pelle Lindbergh Behind the white mask” as a biography about Pelle. It will be released in english in the fall off 2009.
1980–81 Les Cunningham Award
1980–81 Dudley ”Red” Garrett Memorial Awards:
1980 Olympics Lake Placid Bronze medal
1980–81 Harry ”Hap” Holmes Memorial Award
1982–83 NHL All-Rookie Team
1982-83 NHL All-Star Game
1984-85 NHL All-Star Game
1984–85 Vezina Trophy
1984–85 NHL First-Team All-Star
1985–86 NHL All-Star Game (awarded posthumously)
The Philadelphia Flyers named an award, the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial, in his honor. Since 1993–94, it has been annually awarded to the most improved player on the team.
Pelle´s number 31 is not officially retierd but noone is allowed to wear it.
One of the best songs ever made…
Perhaps one of the most classic songs that i belive almost everyone heard sometime
One of the classic players from Färjestad has died
Erkki Laine was going out to his summerhouse and then having to pass seven kilometers on the the sea, Laine never made it to his summerhouse.
Parts of his boat has been found in the sea, which gives investigators the feeling that he hit a rock and crashced the boat.
Färjestads legend Thomas Rundqvist:
This is very tragic, we played alot togheter and liked each other
Erkki Laine was 51 years old.
Our thoughts and prayers goes out Laines family and friends.
Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren Ericsson 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter, whose many works were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is best remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking and Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series.
Astrid Lindgren Ericsson was born on the 14th of November and died on the 28th of November 2002, aged 95. She was a Swedish author and screenwriter, her work where translated in many languages, its said about 85. and published in more than 100 countries.
She is best remeberd for her books about Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson on the roof, Emil Of Lönneberga, Ronja Robersdaughter
I belive that every Swed is familiar whit this group.
It certanly brings back memorys.
Today for 17 years ago Johnny Carson broadcasted his last ”Tonight Show” after 30 years on NBC
He become host of the tonight show on the second of october 1962 and his first guest was Groucho Marx.
After Carson´s retirement on the 22nd of May 1992 the NBC had promised the job to David Letterman, an old friend of Carson, but instead give it to Jay Leno, today Leno and Letterman is having a show each, Leno on NBC and Letterman on CBS.
Johnny Carson died on 23 of January 2005
Todays birthday is
George Remi born 22 of may 1907 in Etterbeek, Brussel, dead 3 of mars 1983 in Brussel.
George Remi is best known as the creator of the stories about the young jounarlist Tintin and his friends.