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Finns full of surprises

Updated: September 11, 2004, 12:21 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The Finns are like the perfect houseguests.

They're generally quiet. They don't eat too much or make too big a mess. And you can generally count on them to leave when asked.

Until now.

Although they lack the star power of the remaining four teams in the World Cup of Hockey, the Finns arrived for Friday's semifinal showdown with the United States firmly believing that this is their moment, their chance to put aside the bridesmaid label that has dogged them for years.

"I ...

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