360 Magazine did a little featurette called "Kari Lehtonen's MP3 Playlist," listing the top 10 songs in his iTunes. The one page is shown below (with the text typed in case you can't read it). Caveat: I've never heard of 360, nor could I find ONE specific magazine with that title to attribute this to (there's about 6 out there and hard to determine to which this belongs). However, I'm not sure the right magazine would want credit, considering the EPIC FAIL* (in amongst the other, albeit less-epic fails) contained within...
Since Mid-January, Kari Lehtonen has been a steadying force for the Thrashers, holding down the fort and flat out stealing games when needed as he flirts with a new career-high save percentage. The quiet Finn is more grounded than your average goalie and spends a lot of free time listening to music and taking in concerts at Philips Arena.
Kari's method for finding new music is straightforward, and keeps him up to speed on the hottest tunes.
"I'm really hooked into iTunes. Once a week I go on and look at the Top 100 songs and preview anything I haven't heard before. I usually find three or four songs each time that I haven't heard before that I like and then a week later I do it again."
Lately the netminder has been listening to heavy doses of one of the most popular bands in the world.
"I really got into Coldplay after going to see the concert at Philips Arena, so I've downloaded a lot of Coldplay lately. They've always been one of my favorite bands and seeing them in concert took it to the next level."
Don't try to pigeon-hole Lehtonen's musical tastes though. They run the gamut from rock to country to hip-hop, as his recent Top 10 playlist shows:
- Coldplay: "Yellow"
- Kanye West: "Homecoming"
- Metallica: "The Day That Never Comes"
- U2: "One"
- Adam Gregory: "Crazy Days"
- Greenday: "King for a Day"
- The Killers: "Human"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Zephyr"
- Beck: "Lost Cause"
- Akon: "I'm So Paid"
Maali's Top 10 songs on iTunes:
- LL Cool J - Around the Way Girl
- n.e.r.d. - She Wants to Move (Native Tongue Remix)
- Buckcherry - Lawless and Lulu
- Reid Genauer - Dance
- O.A.R. - That Was a Crazy Game of Poker
- moe. - New York City
- Dropkick Murphys - The Gauntlet
- The Rasmus - First Day of My Life
- Weezer - Troublemaker
- Notorious B.I.G. - Real Niggaz