Ice hockey: Finnish NHL stars threatened with prison for military reasons

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Halt! Since 2015 there has been an adapted, tougher law in Finland, which MP Maija Sakslin introduced: Every Finnish man has to go to the military for at least 3.5 months – without exception. A dilemma for the young NHL stars. Because conscription can be decisive for their careers, warn critics.

Before that there were easier conditions for the professional athletes, they could postpone their work or spread them over the summer months. And back home after a few nights in the barracks.


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