A member of our online staff noticed an anomaly this morning: A Canes story from Nov. 11 was getting an extraordinary number of hits, rising to No. 1 on our website.
The reason? That five-month-old story has a photo gallery that includes a picture of Tuomo Ruutu's girlfriend, Emilia Holm (that's her, on the right, with Sini Pitkanen), and the hits were all coming from Finland after a gossip website there linked to it today.
Translated (roughly) by Google, the headline reads, "NHL handsome Tuomo Ruutu with his girlfriend found." The original story, with the N&O's picture by Chris Seward, appeared in Iltalehti, a major Finnish tabloid, and is the No. 1 story on its website today as well.
Here's the Iltalehti story by Nita Ukkonen, translated by Google with a few proper nouns cleaned up:
SHE IS TOM'S GIRLFRIEND SCREEN
Blond beauty has captured the hearts hockey
Carolina Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu plays on the attacker has been dating for several months with a light Emilia Holm.
Dating revealed North Carolina magazine photo gallery. November last year, the captured image Emilia Holm and actress wife Joni Pitkänen Sini collect food for needy charity event. The caption said to Emilia, the screen girlfriend.
Ruutu has just finished his NHL tenure. Male lions to establish lines of IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Competitions will start 29.4.