Russia Update: Pestunov and Tatarinov

vsmith
12-14-2003, 10:26 PM
Dmitry Pestunov (18 y.o.). Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Superleague, 1st place). 33GP 6G 2A 14 PIM

Alexander Tatarinov (21 y.o.) Spartak Moscow (Upper League Division West, 1st place). 32GP 5G 5A 12 PIM.

vsmith
01-12-2004, 05:48 AM
updated to 01/12/04

nothing special happened

Pestunov is turning 19 in ten days though... Tatarinov played only once in the last four games or so I suppose

vsmith
01-22-2004, 05:57 AM
Ok, since Pestunov is 19 today, it's time for another update although nothing really happened...

Dmitry Pestunov (19 y.o.). Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Superleague, 1st place). 35GP 6G 2A 16 PIM. 4.88 percent of team goals.

Alexander Tatarinov (21 y.o.) Spartak Moscow (Upper League Division West, 1st place). 35GP 6G 6A 14 PIM. 3.24 percent of team goals.

Dan
01-22-2004, 09:53 AM
Thanks vsmith

vsmith
01-22-2004, 03:31 PM
Thanks vsmith

always welcome ;)

vsmith
01-27-2004, 07:50 AM
Ok... Spartak thrashed Voronezh 8:1 and 10:2 in the last two games, Tatarinov scored a goal and had two assists...

Metallurg beat Salavat Yulaev 4:3 (Pestunov made an assist) and lost 0:3 to Lada (2 PIMs).

So...

Dmitry Pestunov (19 y.o.). Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Superleague, tied for 1st place). 37GP 6G 3A 18 PIM. 4.76 percent of team goals.

Alexander Tatarinov (21 y.o.) Spartak Moscow (Upper League Division West, 1st place). 37GP 7G 8A 14 PIM. 3.46 percent of team goals.

I wonder what Tatarinov's plus/munis numbers are... Must be something like +20...

vsmith
02-02-2004, 11:05 AM
Ok then... Spartak continues to maul everyone in their Upper Division: 5-0 and 7-2 wins over CSKA VVS, Tatrinov with a GWG in the first game and an assist in the second.

Pestunov with 2 PIM in the last two games.

So...
Dmitry Pestunov (19 y.o.). Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Superleague, tied for 1st place). 39GP 6G 3A 20 PIM. 4.62 percent of team goals.

Alexander Tatarinov (21 y.o.) Spartak Moscow (Upper League Division West, 1st place). 39GP 8G 9A 14 PIM. 3.73 percent of team goals.

vsmith
02-16-2004, 12:54 AM
ok now... two more games in the last two weeks for Metallurg and Pestunov, a win and an overtime win, 2 PIMs for Pestunov namely...

Spartak played four games during that timespan (all wins). Tatarinov took part in first two, no points.

So...
Dmitry Pestunov (19 y.o.). Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Superleague, 1st place). 41GP 6G 3A 22 PIM. 4.44 percent of team goals.

Alexander Tatarinov (21 y.o.) Spartak Moscow (Upper League Division West, 1st place). 41GP 8G 9A 14 PIM. 3.49 percent of team goals.

vsmith
02-18-2004, 11:59 PM
Banham played three games with Dynamo - an assist and 2 PIMs.

vsmith
03-03-2004, 02:06 AM
Ok now... there's about three games left in the regular season both in Superleague and in the Upper League. Pestunov's Metallurg looks set to win the regular season and fare well in the playoffs. Same for Tatarinov's Spartak, seems like next year they'll be back in the Superleague.

Pestunov by now has played 47 games with 6G and 7A. 26 PIMs.
Tatarinov - 43 games, 8G, 10 A, 14 PIMs.

vsmith
03-14-2004, 07:45 AM
The regular season has just ended. Here're the final stats for Tatarinov and Pestunov. Tatrinov's Spartak easily won the western division in the Upper League, currently is playing in playoff and should qualify with ease for the RSL for next season.
Tatarinov: 44 games played, 8 goals, 11 assists, 1GTG, +18, 14 PIMs.

Pestunov's Mettallurg Magnitogorsk won the RSL regular championship, will now play in the playoffs against Neftekhimik.
Pestunov: 51 games played, 6 goals, 7 assists, 34 PIMs.

PhoPhan
03-14-2004, 10:59 AM
Either of them ever going to deserve a shot at the NHL?
Moreover, either of them ever be interested in playing in the AHL?

vsmith
03-14-2004, 12:12 PM
Hm... Pestunov's young, plays on the fourth line, dunno if he's interested in moving to AHL, perhaps it'd be right to stay in Metallurg next year (especially if they don't win the championship, so there remains a significant goal in Russia), move up a line or two... He's not Ovechkin, that's for sure. :) Right now I don't think he's an NHL level player.

As for Tatarinov... hmm... he's a third-fourth liner in the team that's not even in the Superleague (although two heads above everyone else in the second division). I'd be very surprised if he's called up to the Coyotes' training camp. Not ever but this summer I mean. :)

vsmith
03-18-2004, 01:01 PM
Spartak cruised easily into the second round of playoffs: 2-3, 2-0, 9-0, 3-1 over Zauralye.
Tatarinov with a goal and three assists in these matches.

Pestunov's Metallurg leads 2-0 in the first round of playoffs (best of 5). Pestunov has no points so far but must be something like plus 1 in 1-0 and 2-1 games.

vsmith
03-23-2004, 09:06 AM
Game 5 Metallurg Magnitogorsk vs Neftekhimik is on the way. Pestunov got a game misconduct (25 PIMs) for high sticking right in the first period and his team is trailing 0-1 and risking to say goodbye to hopes of winning the title. :(

Later: Still Metallurg won 4-2. :bow:

Gwyddbwyll
03-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Ahh i see Pestunov is getting ready to rumble in the NHL now :)

vsmith
03-23-2004, 03:39 PM
Ahh i see Pestunov is getting ready to rumble in the NHL now :)

I wonder why the game misconduct. Prolly he left his victim without an eye... or with a hole in the body... :dunno:

vsmith
03-26-2004, 10:43 AM
Metallurg wins 3-0 over Ak Bars in the first match of the semifinal series. Pestunov with an assist on the GWG.

Dan
03-26-2004, 11:06 AM
Metallurg wins 3-0 over Ak Bars in the first match of the semifinal series. Pestunov with an assist on the GWG.
Great, way to go Pesty.

vsmith
03-26-2004, 11:22 AM
Yeah, and that high-sticking he got a game misconduct for was unintentional accroding to eyewitnesses. :)

vsmith
03-27-2004, 09:07 AM
Metallurg wins 3:1 in the second game. Pestunov without points or penalty minutes but still one step closer to the finals... :)

ParisSaintGermain
03-27-2004, 09:32 AM
Metallurg wins 3:1 in the second game. Pestunov without points or penalty minutes but still one step closer to the finals... :)

Is he playing on the third line these days?

vsmith
03-27-2004, 10:24 AM
Is he playing on the third line these days?

To be a little more informative I posted this question with additions (if he plays on PP or SH) on two Metallurg forums. All I got so far is:
Piskunov - Pestunov - Arekayev (4th line) :mad:

Let's wait, maybe there'll be a more eloquent someone who's watching the team regularly...

vsmith
03-30-2004, 11:54 PM
Ok, Metallurg and Pestunov are in finals after 3-1 series win over Alk Bars. No points for our prospect.
Spartak won quarterfinal series 3-0, Tatarinov didn't even play. :(

vsmith
04-03-2004, 04:42 AM
Sport-Express came out with a feature dedicated to the Superleague finals. They consider Piskunov - Pestunov - Arekayev the 3rd line and rate them 7.0 out of 10. Compare that with the 1st line - 9.0, second - 8.5 and fourth - 7.5... :jump:

ParisSaintGermain
04-03-2004, 05:32 AM
Sport-Express came out with a feature dedicated to the Superleague finals. They consider Piskunov - Pestunov - Arekayev the 3rd line and rate them 7.0 out of 10. Compare that with the 1st line - 9.0, second - 8.5 and fourth - 7.5... :jump:

It is only a 7 mark because of Piskunov and Arekayev! Pestunov by himself would be a 9.5/10!! :D

vsmith
04-04-2004, 01:26 AM
:) perhaps :)
Actually the paper said the line started the regular season rather weak, made foolish mistakes, let in stupid goals and so on... but later they found (developed?) some chemistry between themselves and became bona fide RSLers :)

vsmith
04-07-2004, 07:23 AM
After two games in the final series Metallurg is leading 2-0, Pestunov with an assist.

ParisSaintGermain
04-07-2004, 09:28 AM
After two games in the final series Metallurg is leading 2-0, Pestunov with an assist.

:handclap:

vsmith
04-11-2004, 04:52 AM
...And finally Metallurg lost 2-3 in the finals. :banghead: :cry:

At the same time Spartak easily beat 3-0 another opponent and a) reached the finals in the Upper League playoffs; b) guaranteed a berth in the Russian Superleague for the next year. Tatarinov played two games out of three, scored a goal and made an assist. :bow:

ParisSaintGermain
04-11-2004, 06:27 AM
[QUOTE=vsmith]...And finally Metallurg lost 2-3 in the finals. :banghead: :cry:
QUOTE]

So Metallurg has given away a two game lead in the playoffs final. After winning the regular season, this is a massive blow really. What happened? Did they think they had already won it??? :banghead:

vsmith
04-13-2004, 04:22 AM
The games were very tight, I suppose at least two of them (including the last one) were decided by penalty shots. And Avangard has a better goalie...

Gwyddbwyll
04-13-2004, 06:12 PM
Was that goalie called Fomitchev? Avangard is Roman Abramovich's team isnt it?

Gwyddbwyll
04-13-2004, 06:15 PM
Incidentially Pestunov plays on the same team as Malkin.. he scored more goals in his draft year than Malkin did this year. (four goals as opposed to three :D both played 30ish games).

Stats in full are:
Malkin:
34gp 3-9-12
Pestunov:
32gp 4-0-4
51gp 6-7-13

vsmith
04-14-2004, 12:19 AM
Avangard's goalie is Maxim Sokolov. And the team is indeed sponsored by Abramovich (which I guess means that he owns it :) ).

XX
04-14-2004, 12:58 AM
Am I missing something here? How does 12 pts in 34 games make you a future franchise player? Is the RSL special in some way? Thats always bothered me.

Gwyddbwyll
04-14-2004, 04:15 AM
From what I know (vsmith will know better) the RSL is one of the most defense-minded Euro leagues and assists are also much harder to get.. apparently its not common to have two assists awarded. Playing against men instead of juniors is a pretty big difference (see McLeod in juniors vs AHL). It may be the second best league in the world after the NHL (according to some players like Jagr).

Prospects are usually given minimal ice time and roles.. veterans are usually preferred over them. Also there's a lot of politics regarding the prospect's potential departure to North America.

vsmith
04-14-2004, 07:44 AM
I'm not sure about the 'defense-minded' tag since 6:4's or 3:7's are quite common but it's really true that the game officials count assists a bit differently to the NHL standards.

As for prospects roles... Here's a fact: three of the five final games were decided in penalty shots. Pestunov hasn't been given a single opportunity to do one of them. Although he's on the 3rd line, so there're six other forwards to shoot before him.

Ok, anyway... Final stats for the season: 65 games played, 6 goals, 10 assists, 61 PIMs.