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Getting With Janne Makkonen, Creator Of NHL ‘Together We Can’ Video


I’m sure you’ve all seen the video above.  As of the this morning when I set this article to publish, there were over 630,000 views, and I’m confident the number will continue to increase.  I know many of you have said how touched you were when you first saw it, and many of you also said that you’ll watch it everyday until the lockout is settled.

I admit (the sensitive person that I am….no really I am), that when I first saw it I too was touched by it.  I don’t know what hit me more.  The total combination of music and highlights, or the stages of how the video was set up, or maybe it was the actual segments of despair, and jubilation.  Many of which we all lived through in our own way.  I wanted to find out who this person is, and the only way to do that is to ask.  Which I did.  And I want to thank Janne Makkonen for taking time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions in hopes that we can get to know him a little better.  He’s been interviewed in such hi profile places as The Fan590, Sportsnet Radio Network, and has appeared in numerous other media outlets.  I thought that adding Panther Parkway to his resume would be a good thing. 

Let’s get to it after the jump:

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