WJC Group A: Dec 29 GDT - Austria vs. Russia (1-3)

Predatore
12-28-2003, 05:24 PM
Prediction: 10-1 Russia
:rolly:

kacz
12-28-2003, 05:51 PM
Russia has not impressed me at all in this tournament so far, but they will defeat Austria...

7-1 Russia

L3DZ3P
12-28-2003, 06:00 PM
5-1 Russia.

eSabre
12-28-2003, 06:40 PM
Russia 8, Austria 2

nazzy
12-28-2003, 06:56 PM
Not a contest at all in my opinion.. I'll go with 8-1 Russia. Krikunov gets his first goal or two of the toruney which will hopefully lead him to more.

Fish on The Sand
12-28-2003, 07:29 PM
This will be the most lopsided game of the tournament. Ryssia could win by as many as 20 goals. Same goes for canada-Ukraine.

Epsilon
12-28-2003, 07:48 PM
10-1 Russia, Ovechkin and Malkin go wild in this one.

Oiler94
12-28-2003, 08:22 PM
7-1 Russia

rtafts
12-28-2003, 08:23 PM
6-2 Russia

Slay
12-28-2003, 08:41 PM
8-1

Slick Nick
12-28-2003, 09:11 PM
11-2 Russia

Shkotov with a solid game

THE NEXT ONE #87
12-28-2003, 09:50 PM
12:2 Russia

Vanek scores twice! but..... :bow:

littleD
12-28-2003, 11:24 PM
Both games today are going to be ugly.

Russia 10-0 Austria

Fan.At
12-29-2003, 01:30 AM
I hope the day off helps Team Austria not to break a way in the third period. If this is the case, a realistic score could be 4-0 Russia. If they start burying the chances they have, they could even score a goal or two.

If not ... bah, I don't wanna think of it.

Lange will again be the center of attention, no doubt about it.

CSKA
12-29-2003, 02:40 AM
Time to wake UP for TEAM ROSSIJA !

12 : 0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 04:22 AM
Russia in a walk, but Austria might score a couple. I say 9-2 Russia. Vanek gets on the scoresheet for Austria.

ZBORNAJA
12-29-2003, 04:29 AM
If Russia scores over 7,8 i would be very suprised!I believe that slovan soul and temperament are to much enigmatic for destruction with scores like 11-0 ...After 3,4-0 i predict a start of individual showcase

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 05:42 AM
10 - 2 russia

SpezNc
12-29-2003, 05:49 AM
If Russia scores over 7,8 i would be very suprised!I believe that slovan soul and temperament are to much enigmatic for destruction with scores like 11-0 ...After 3,4-0 i predict a start of individual showcase

Hum, I'm not so sure.....

Generally, russia beat those Team with pretty high score.. Something like 12-2....

And Canada, something like 8-0....

canucksfan
12-29-2003, 06:22 AM
10-1 Russia

CSKA
12-29-2003, 06:26 AM
SHAIBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROSSIJAAAAAAA VPER种种种种种种种种种种种諨 !!!!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 06:48 AM
oh boy :shakehead

Dr_Chimera*
12-29-2003, 06:56 AM
oh boy :shakehead

What does that mean?

btw, does anyone have the new link to the sovsport chat for this game?
thx.

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 06:57 AM
Yeah I can't find a link to svsport translation... there's only one link to spengler cup.

Shajbu

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 06:57 AM
15 mins played - still 0:0 !! GO AUSTRIA !!!!

CSKA
12-29-2003, 06:59 AM
What does that mean?

btw, does anyone have the new link to the sovsport chat for this game?
thx.

14 Min left 0:0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :madfire:

Sorry but it seems no translation today

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:00 AM
15 mins played - still 0:0 !! GO AUSTRIA !!!!
:eek:

how's the game, anyone watching it?

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:02 AM
ah ANSHAKOV 1:0 :shakehead MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr_Chimera*
12-29-2003, 07:09 AM
ah ANSHAKOV 1:0 :shakehead MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

They're trying not to hurt them too much;)

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:09 AM
ok that is not funny anymore o NO :rant: :shakehead

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 07:10 AM
ah ANSHAKOV 1:0 :shakehead MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!



I wouldn't be too worried. I don't think the U.S. turned it on until the 2nd and 3rd periods. I'm sure it will end up being a blow out. I can't wait for the U.S./Russia match-up!

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:13 AM
Stupid IIHF ticker...

who got the assists on the goal?

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 07:13 AM
ah ANSHAKOV 1:0 :shakehead MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

dam.... :cry:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:13 AM
I can't wait for the U.S./Russia match-up!

yeah it will be a great game ! i hope :handclap: :yo:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:14 AM
Stupid IIHF ticker...

who got the assists on the goal?

gimayev + semin

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:14 AM
CSKA, where do you follow the game?

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:16 AM
CSKA, where do you follow the game?

DAMN IIHF :D

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 07:17 AM
dam.... :cry:


On a positive note, Lange is playing great. 16 shots against in the 1st period and he only gave up one goal!

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 07:19 AM
On a positive note, Lange is playing great. 16 shots against in the 1st period and he only gave up one goal!


120 shots on goal in 7 periods .... oh man.... :yo:

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:27 AM
what the.... 1-1 ???

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:28 AM
1:1 hahahahahaha :cry: :joker: :cry: :joker:

Simagin
12-29-2003, 07:30 AM
:dunno:

Mess
12-29-2003, 07:32 AM
What the Heck is going on with the Russians..

1 - 1 half way through the game... tieing Slovakia.....

Who would have thought???

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:34 AM
籄ustria goal

26.55 1 - 1 EQ Austria 26. VANEK, Thomas
(15. LATUSA, Manuel)
(16. HARAND, Patrick)

Fan.At
12-29-2003, 07:35 AM
Yeah! Vanek on Latusa assist. Way to go!

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:35 AM
I wish a could say we are unlucky but hey we had 16 SHOTS in the 1st p. and put only ONE against AUSTRIA ! in the net ! :lol:

Hey we just unable to score ! :dunno:

THE NEXT ONE #87
12-29-2003, 07:36 AM
What the Heck is going on with the Russians..

1 - 1 half way through the game... tieing Slovakia.....

Who would have thought???

Ovechkin looks really bad!!! LOL
I think Olesz will give him a run for the #1 spot and finaly get picked first!

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:36 AM
2:1 :shakehead

Simagin
12-29-2003, 07:37 AM
1 - 2 Malkin

Mess
12-29-2003, 07:38 AM
Ovechkin looks really bad!!! LOL
I think Olesz will give him a run for the #1 spot and finaly get picked first!

Should you be drinking so heavily this early in the day??

Olesz has played well but Ovechkin clearly will be #1 but Olesz could be #2..

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:38 AM
Ovechkin looks really bad!!! LOL
I think Olesz will give him a run for the #1 spot and finaly get picked first!

What a BS ! Hey whats up with Crosby tha GOD he ? 10 G + 10 A so far he ?

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 07:38 AM
Thomas Vanek Hockeygod !!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Simagin
12-29-2003, 07:39 AM
31.32 1 - 2 EQ Russia 17. MALKIN, Evgeny (4. SPIRIDONOV, Andrei)

Slangston
12-29-2003, 07:40 AM
Hopefully Vanek will put another in.

Thomas Effin' Vanek! :yo:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:40 AM
Thomas Vanek Hockeygod !!! :bow:

def good player but God ? :D ;)

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:40 AM
Spiridonov is getting a lot of assists... I'm quite impressed

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 07:43 AM
def good player but God ? :D ;)


he is "THE NEXT ONE" !!

THE NEXT ONE #87
12-29-2003, 07:45 AM
What a BS ! Hey whats up with Crosby tha GOD he ? 10 G + 10 A so far he ?

With 16!? C'mon next year u will see it.... :bow:
By the way Ovechkin is a lot older...

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:46 AM
With 16!? C'mon next year u will see it.... :bow:
By the way Ovechkin is a lot older...

older and better ! please go away to the Canada-Ukraine the best team on earth Thread !

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:52 AM
Well the second periode is done, and still only 2 goals for Russia... I woulnd't like to be in Russia's dressing room!! Ishmatov will go wild on them :D

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 07:53 AM
WE WILL WIN !!! :handclap:

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 07:55 AM
WE WILL WIN !!! :handclap:

No way :p

Russia will come back with 5 goals in the third!

Simagin
12-29-2003, 07:56 AM
WE WILL WIN !!! :handclap:

against Slovakia ??? :eek:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 07:59 AM
bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :shakehead bad bad veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bad

i mean Austria .........sorry but its only Austria oooooooooooh boy :rant: :madfire: :shakehead

Slangston
12-29-2003, 08:03 AM
Austria has got to be feeling good about themselves being down by a goal after two periods. Russia just put themselves in a very dangerous situation. This is right up Thomas Vanek's alley. Those familiar with him know he's prone to take over a game in the 3rd period...Especially when it's close.

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 08:03 AM
bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :shakehead bad bad veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bad

i mean Austria .........sorry but its only Austria oooooooooooh boy :rant: :madfire: :shakehead


maybe that were the toughts of your team. but we are not so bad as everyone thinks...

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:11 AM
10:35 Shots LOL

Enoch
12-29-2003, 08:13 AM
maybe that were the toughts of your team. but we are not so bad as everyone thinks...

Definitely not as bad as the Ukranian team. :shakehead

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:18 AM
CSKA, remember my horror vision .... it comes true

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:19 AM
CSKA, remember my horror vision .... it comes true


hey your avatar is awesome :yo: :D

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:20 AM
hey your avatar is awesome :yo: :D


i know ... :D

ZBORNAJA
12-29-2003, 08:21 AM
Russia didnt impress ! Against Usa all will be clear, either medal deserving team or send them to Gulag ...

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 08:21 AM
CSKA, remember my horror vision .... it comes true

I don't care if we win it 2-1... we just have to win it. Then soberemsja VS the US. Well at least I hope

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:22 AM
Glasatchev is doing well in the Spengler Cup :shakehead

Simagin
12-29-2003, 08:24 AM
Glasatchev is doing well in the Spengler Cup :shakehead

not only Glasatchev..... :cry:

Peter25
12-29-2003, 08:24 AM
Has Ovechkin regressed since last year or why isn磘 he scoring against this average Austrian team like he should?

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:24 AM
I don't care if we win it 2-1... we just have to win it. Then soberemsja VS the US. Well at least I hope

posno ysche soberatsja .......to late :cry:

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:25 AM
USA - Austria 11-0
Russia - Austria 2-1 or even 2-2 ...

we have no chance against the USA ...

Simagin
12-29-2003, 08:27 AM
USA - Austria 11-0
Russia - Austria 2-1 or even 2-2 ...

we have no chance against the USA ...

1 - 3 !!!!!!!!! :joker:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:27 AM
Has Ovechkin regressed since last year or why isn磘 he scoring against this average Austrian team like he should?

a very BIG question .............who knows ............ :dunno:

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 08:27 AM
3-1 :dunno:

Peter25
12-29-2003, 08:28 AM
Russia SCORES!!!

Releaf......

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 08:29 AM
1 - 3 EQ Russia 8. OVECHKIN, Alexander
(3. KORNEEV, Konstantin)
(16. SHKOTOV, Alexei)


FINALY!

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:29 AM
SASCHA AHA :shakehead

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:29 AM
1 - 3 !!!!!!!!! :joker:

1-3

and 0-11 ... there is still a difference

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 08:31 AM
ok, no victory for us... ;)

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 08:32 AM
only a 3:1 loss ...

today, i can be proud on this team !!

congratulation guys !!

now we will beat slovakia !!


Is it over?

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 08:33 AM
Is it over?

i thought so. because you wrote FINALY

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 08:35 AM
I meant finaly Ovechkin scores :)

Well it is over anyway.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:36 AM
shame on the sbornaja ... weak performance

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:36 AM
shame on the sbornaja ... weak performance

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Peter25
12-29-2003, 08:40 AM
If only Russia had Mirnov, Zherdev and Glazachev on offense. I think they would look a totally different team.

But I磎 still optimistic. Even a Gold medal is still a possibility. But they will HAVE TO play better!

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 08:40 AM
I meant finaly Ovechkin scores :)

Well it is over anyway.

ok, now i can write my sentence again... :D

today i磎 proud. an tomorrow we will beat slovakia !

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:40 AM
Rus-USA ... 2-6 ... we need a wonder ...

Enoch
12-29-2003, 08:42 AM
Probably a silly question, but why isn't Glazachev playing for Russia?

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 08:43 AM
Austria: :handclap: :bow:

Russia: :eek: :cry:

Peter25
12-29-2003, 08:43 AM
Probably a silly question, but why isn't Glazachev playing for Russia?

Because of a silly coach?

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:43 AM
If only Russia had Mirnov, Zherdev and Glazachev on offense. I think they would look a totally different team.

But I磎 still optimistic. Even a Gold medal is still a possibility. But they will HAVE TO play better!

Glazachev could not crack the team ... i'm not sure he could help ...

and Ovechkin, Semin, Pestunov, Krikunov, Shkotov, Malkin etc. should be enough to score more than 3 goals against Austria ...

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:43 AM
Rus-USA ... 2-6 ... we need a wonder ...

And i say 3:2 ! Yes ! I BELIEVE ! MY WERIM !!!

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:45 AM
Because of a silly coach?

I don't think so ... Ishmatov is strange .. but not an idiot.

Glazachev played in this season for the russian U20 team ... and it seems he was not good enough ...

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:46 AM
ok, now i can write my sentence again... :D

today i磎 proud. an tomorrow we will beat slovakia !


no way ... Slovakia will even beat Sweden ... don't forget they won Silver at last U18 WC ...

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 08:46 AM
And i say 3:2 ! Yes ! I BELIEVE ! MY WERIM !!!


I'm certainly not going to write off the Russian team. I think the U.S./Russia match-up will be great. I'll be more confident of a positive outcome for the U.S. after I see what happens in our game against Sweden tomorrow. Go Без перевода!!!!!

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:47 AM
Glazachev could not crack the team ... i'm not sure he could help ...



I simply DONT believe that !!! I think this BS Ishmanov is in trouble with everyone !!! :mad:

Look at the Glasatchev Stats from Spengler Cup !

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:48 AM
Go Без перевода!!!!!

not bad .......not bad :handclap: :D

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 08:48 AM
Austria: :handclap: :bow:

Russia: :eek: :cry:

:handclap:

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 08:50 AM
not bad .......not bad :handclap: :D


I'll have to say, you guys are great. Your enthusiasm, or should I say, ЭНТУЗИАЗМ, is pretty hilarious, in a good way! :yo:

Peter25
12-29-2003, 08:50 AM
I don't think so ... Ishmatov is strange .. but not an idiot.

Glazachev played in this season for the russian U20 team ... and it seems he was not good enough ...

Wasn磘 he once labelled as the next Shanahan? Is he an overrated prospect?

DJ Spinoza
12-29-2003, 08:52 AM
Glad to see Anshakov with another goal. He's the leading scorer for the Russian team now, correct?

:bow:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 08:52 AM
I'll have to say, you guys are great. Your enthusiasm, or should I say, ЭНТУЗИАЗМ, is pretty hilarious, in a good way! :yo:


Hey we just love HOCKEY ...... :D

st_roland
12-29-2003, 08:54 AM
If only Russia had Mirnov, Zherdev and Glazachev on offense. I think they would look a totally different team.



Excuses, Excuses.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:58 AM
I simply DONT believe that !!! I think this BS Ishmanov is in trouble with everyone !!! :mad:

Look at the Glasatchev Stats from Spengler Cup !


he played three games for U20
fact: no goals, no assists ... and -3 !!!

the worst stats of the whole team!

i am sure he is overrated ... and his teammate Shafigulin is by far a better prospect

L3DZ3P
12-29-2003, 08:59 AM
Excuses, Excuses.
Thats exactly what i tought.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 08:59 AM
Excuses, Excuses.

exactly ...

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:02 AM
Excuses, Excuses.

very classy post :handclap:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:03 AM
Thats exactly what i tought.

very classy wow :handclap:

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:04 AM
very classy post :handclap:

but he is right .. we still have to stay objective ... on the other side:

Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt!!! :D

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:06 AM
who was in the net? Barulin again??

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:07 AM
but he is right .. we still have to stay objective ... on the other side:

Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt!!! :D


I hate that BS you know ? I mean the same BS as every year ! Excuses.....Excuses...Excuses Why post such a BS ?

Ich glaube das wahre Team werden wir gegen die Usa sehen ....gut oder schlecht ! :rolly:

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 09:09 AM
50 - 17 shoots on goal ...

seems to be a close game... ;)


now we got 154!! shots on goal in only 3 games ! :eek:

LANGE has to be voted to the best goalie at the championships...

st_roland
12-29-2003, 09:09 AM
very classy post :handclap:

I didn't see the game, but I know that Russia has the talent to absolutely beat Austria by more than 2 goals. I'm not trying to be rude, but i haven't read any american fans complaining about not having Schremp, Brown or Howard.

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:09 AM
who was in the net? Barulin again??

yeah the new Tretjak :joker:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:11 AM
I didn't see the game, but I know that Russia has the talent to absolutely beat Austria by more than 2 goals. I'm not trying to be rude, but i haven't read any american fans complaining about not having Schremp, Brown or Howard.


ok ok youre right ok ? Let us stop this .

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:11 AM
I didn't see the game, but I know that Russia has the talent to absolutely beat Austria by more than 2 goals. I'm not trying to be rude, but i haven't read any american fans complaining about not having Schremp, Brown or Howard.


who is complaining here?

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:12 AM
now we got 154!! shots on goal in only 3 games ! :eek:

LANGE has to be voted to the best goalie at the championships...

:yo: :handclap: :handclap: :handclap:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:14 AM
50 - 17 shoots on goal UNLUCKY or just STUPID Ha :dunno: :D :joker:

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:14 AM
yeah the new Tretjak :joker:


hey Barulin is my favorite prospect!!

Ich dulde keine Kritik!!! :D

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
hey Barulin is my favorite prospect!!

Ich dulde keine Kritik!!! :D

hey Barulin is the man

Die Kritik war doch positiv :joker: :yo:

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
50 - 17 shoots on goal UNLUCKY or just STUPID Ha :dunno: :D :joker:

50% - 50% ... :D

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
50 - 17 shoots on goal UNLUCKY or just STUPID Ha :dunno: :D :joker:


great goalkeeping !! :yo:

st_roland
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
I hate that BS you know ? I mean the same BS as every year ! Excuses.....Excuses...Excuses Why post such a BS ?

Ich glaube das wahre Team werden wir gegen die Usa sehen ....gut oder schlecht ! :rolly:


Ich hoffe, Ihre zutreffende Mannschaft au遝rdem zu sehen.

Enoch
12-29-2003, 09:16 AM
Well, Russia's offence clearly is leaving a lot to be desired, so cutting 2 of their better offensive talents doesn't make sense to me.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:17 AM
hey Barulin is the man

Die Kritik war doch positiv :joker: :yo:

sure ...

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:17 AM
Ich hoffe, Ihre zutreffende Mannschaft au遝rdem zu sehen.
yeah the translator works :handclap: :D ;)

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:18 AM
Ich hoffe, Ihre zutreffende Mannschaft au遝rdem zu sehen.

:confused:

your translator sucks! ... :D

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 09:19 AM
what's with all that german?

Go Russland, ich bin Nikolai und ich libe Russich frau und russich hockey :dunno:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:19 AM
great goalkeeping !! :yo:


yeah LANGE for the MVP !!!!!!!!!!!! :yo: :D

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:20 AM
what's with all that german?

Go Russland, ich bin Nikolai und ich libe Russich frau und russich hockey :dunno:

:D :joker: :D

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 09:22 AM
yeah LANGE for the MVP !!!!!!!!!!!! :yo: :D


136 saves in 3 games !!
he has to be the MVP ! :handclap: :yo:

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:22 AM
:confused:

your translator sucks! ... :D

hey my english is not better :D I want this translator :D

st_roland
12-29-2003, 09:24 AM
who is complaining here?


Making excuses, complaining. I just see it as a possible precursor to "oh, you didn't see the true russian team" if the US wins when Russia plays them for inept russian fans. Obviously, i'm not including you or CSKA as you didn't say anything about Zherdev.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 09:26 AM
Making excuses, complaining. I just see it as a possible precursor to "oh, you didn't see the true russian team" if the US wins when Russia plays them for inept russian fans. Obviously, i'm not including you or CSKA as you didn't say anything about Zherdev.


we have enough one-man-show players on the team ... we don't need zherdev :D

CSKA
12-29-2003, 09:27 AM
we have enough one-man-show players on the team ... we don't need zherdev :D


:bow: :D :bow: :D

Flonaldo
12-29-2003, 10:01 AM
A bunch of pics @ Jatkoaika: http://www.jatkoaika.com/w20_2004.php?sivu=kolumnit&id=1715

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 10:10 AM
136 saves in 3 games !!
he has to be the MVP ! :handclap: :yo:

http://www.jatkoaika.com/albumit/Liljaniemi2/It_valta_Ven_j_29.jpg

YEAH !!! :handclap: :yo:

nazzy
12-29-2003, 10:11 AM
Damn, Krikunov still has no points. :(

kacz
12-29-2003, 10:37 AM
Austria looked great today, the goaltender played outstanding. But on the other side Russia is having problems putting the puck into the net early on in the tournament (as usual, despite getting the win). The odds are on the Russians to turn it around and explode with offence, but the question is when? Most people thought they would explode against the Austrians, but they were wrong. And an upcoming game against the USA will definitly be HUGE for both teams and determine there future.

Well I don't know if this is off topic but my prediction is that Canada and USA square off in the gold medal game and Canada takes the Gold, with USA taking the Silver. And in the Bronze medal game Finland over Russia.

The Austrian
12-29-2003, 10:52 AM
Austria looked great today, the goaltender played outstanding. But on the other side Russia is having problems putting the puck into the net early on in the tournament ....


thanks for the info :handclap:

MATTHIAS LANGE for MVP

Siberian
12-29-2003, 10:58 AM
I think it has been a trademark of both Russian teams in the previous 2 Championships. To be honest I do not remember when was the last time Russian convincingly beat hockey midget countries despite all the offensive power Russia has been bringing to these tournaments.

I see many "specialists" are already running in front of the train predicting USA and Canada in the Final game. Not so fast, pals. Same was last year when US had many hopes to beat team Russia but was outplayed, outhit and outclassed.

This is a game of hockey and has always fortune turning both ways to you. I think Russia did not have lots of luck in the first 3 games, if you shoot 50 times and score only 3 goals next game you can score 7 on 25 shots. Always like that in hockey. Who knows, maybe Fortune is turnoing the other way now.

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 11:28 AM
I just saw the C on Ovechkins jersey. I thought Korneev was team Russia's capitain. Isin't he?

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 11:33 AM
I just saw the C on Ovechkins jersey. I thought Korneev was team Russia's capitain. Isin't he?

Ovechkin is the captain

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 11:48 AM
I think it has been a trademark of both Russian teams in the previous 2 Championships. To be honest I do not remember when was the last time Russian convincingly beat hockey midget countries despite all the offensive power Russia has been bringing to these tournaments.

I see many "specialists" are already running in front of the train predicting USA and Canada in the Final game. Not so fast, pals. Same was last year when US had many hopes to beat team Russia but was outplayed, outhit and outclassed.

This is a game of hockey and has always fortune turning both ways to you. I think Russia did not have lots of luck in the first 3 games, if you shoot 50 times and score only 3 goals next game you can score 7 on 25 shots. Always like that in hockey. Who knows, maybe Fortune is turnoing the other way now.



You bring up some excellent points. Yeah, Russia hasn't been dominate in their first two games, but they still have a tie and a win going into their next game against the United States. The outcome of that game is still very much in question, and it's the U.S., not Russia which has something to prove. It should be a great game. Personally, I hope the U.S. doesn't look past Sweden, and keeps on getting better and better as we get closer to our match-up against Russia. Some things in the U.S's favor is Montoya has been rock solid, and the U.S. is getting progressively more disciplined.

Fedz
12-29-2003, 11:49 AM
Can somebody who has seen a few russian games tell me how Denis Grot, and Ilya Krikunov are playing? I saw that Grot is first line D, and Krikunov is 2nd line LW, is this true?

Dr_Chimera*
12-29-2003, 12:05 PM
I bet the guys had trouble getting up for this one... But it's good to see that they got 50 shots on net - believe me if that were the Ukranian goalies, they'd get their 10 goals. The Austrian netminder is obviously pretty decent.

Anyway - it's good that we're playing a strong team in the final round-robin game - it is not sudden-death and at the same time it's finally a real test to see whether the Russian team is about to wake up anytime soon.

It's obviously not due to a lack of talent, but more due to a lack of attitude of some sort - perhaps in this case just a lack of jump and interest due to weak opposition.

I predict a solid performance from Russia on Wednesday against the US, but whether or not that will result in a win will depend on whether United States can handle the crunch of the clutch. After all, you can beat 'em Austrians 25-0 if you can, but if you can't win 'em close ones, you're not worth a penny in tourneys like this.

Plus, I bet Barulin is begging to see some consistent work - he seems to thrive on more shots. So let the US get their arsenal out - it'll be a good warm-up for him for the real games.

txpd
12-29-2003, 12:12 PM
Glazachev could not crack the team ... i'm not sure he could help ...

and Ovechkin, Semin, Pestunov, Krikunov, Shkotov, Malkin etc. should be enough to score more than 3 goals against Austria ...

Is Semin getting much ice time? From what little I have read Semin has 1g and 1a in 3 games playing from the 4th line. Why is he on the 4th line???

Rabid Ranger
12-29-2003, 12:14 PM
I bet the guys had trouble getting up for this one... But it's good to see that they got 50 shots on net - believe me if that were the Ukranian goalies, they'd get their 10 goals. The Austrian netminder is obviously pretty decent.

Anyway - it's good that we're playing a strong team in the final round-robin game - it is not sudden-death and at the same time it's finally a real test to see whether the Russian team is about to wake up anytime soon.

It's obviously not due to a lack of talent, but more due to a lack of attitude of some sort - perhaps in this case just a lack of jump and interest due to weak opposition.

I predict a solid performance from Russia on Wednesday against the US, but whether or not that will result in a win will depend on whether United States can handle the crunch of the clutch. After all, you can beat 'em Austrians 25-0 if you can, but if you can't win 'em close ones, you're not worth a penny in tourneys like this.

Plus, I bet Barulin is begging to see some consistent work - he seems to thrive on more shots. So let the US get their arsenal out - it'll be a good warm-up for him for the real games.



Again, great points. I don't think the U.S. will have any problems getting up for their match against Russia, after all, the U.S. has many of the same players on this year's team that was thumped, what 6-1, by the Russians last year. It should be a fun game to watch. This game, more than any other I think will prove the U.S.'s mettle. It will be interesting to see how Montoya plays against a "real" opponent.

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 12:18 PM
Can somebody who has seen a few russian games tell me how Denis Grot, and Ilya Krikunov are playing? I saw that Grot is first line D, and Krikunov is 2nd line LW, is this true?


Ishmatov changed his lines after the game VS Sweden. He placed Semin with Anshakov and Malkin on the second line, while Kirkunov was shifted to the third line with Kozhevnikov and Kazionov.

Khudyakov was in the net for Russia.

As for Austria, Lange started the game but was replace by Starkbaum after the first period. The Austrian coach said he wanted Lange to be confident and ready for the game against sweeds.

Epsilon
12-29-2003, 12:21 PM
Malkin really seems to be performing well in this tournament. Once it's over I bet he will have solidified his #2 ranking in the draft.

Winston Wolf
12-29-2003, 12:34 PM
Ich glaube das wahre Team werden wir gegen die Usa sehen ....gut oder schlecht ! :rolly:
Schlecht! Amerika ist viel besser! Das Spiel ist schon aus! :D :joker:

Fan.At
12-29-2003, 12:55 PM
As for Austria, Lange started the game but was replace by Starkbaum after the first period. The Austrian coach said he wanted Lange to be confident and ready for the game against sweeds.
The official iihf website says, that Lange was replaced by Innerwinkler. Can anyone confirm this?

Anyways, I'm happy with this effort. This is a decent result for Austria and confidence will sure go up after this game.

Slick Nick
12-29-2003, 01:04 PM
The official iihf website says, that Lange was replaced by Innerwinkler. Can anyone confirm this?

Anyways, I'm happy with this effort. This is a decent result for Austria and confidence will sure go up after this game.

My bad, Innerwinkler replaced Lange.

SIBIR
12-29-2003, 01:05 PM
Is Semin getting much ice time? From what little I have read Semin has 1g and 1a in 3 games playing from the 4th line. Why is he on the 4th line???

Semin had the most shots on the net (8 ... Anshakov also).
I'm sure he gets enough ice time. To play on the fourth line in a russian team, does not always mean 'no ice time' ...

Simagin
12-29-2003, 01:39 PM
Schlecht! Amerika ist viel besser! Das Spiel ist schon aus! :D :joker:

da kennt jemand wohl einen guten Translator ;)

CSKA
12-29-2003, 01:50 PM
da kennt jemand wohl einen guten Translator ;)

:dunno: :D :joker:

Dr_Chimera*
12-29-2003, 02:36 PM
One question - if anyone knows... It does not matter technically if the US loses tomorrow - is that right?
Even if the US loses, they still have a shot at the bye with the win against Russia on Wednesday, as far as I understand, eh? I hope I am interpreting this correctly. I am assuming that the tie-break is by virtue of head-to-head matchups.

Epsilon
12-29-2003, 03:01 PM
One question - if anyone knows... It does not matter technically if the US loses tomorrow - is that right?
Even if the US loses, they still have a shot at the bye with the win against Russia on Wednesday, as far as I understand, eh? I hope I am interpreting this correctly. I am assuming that the tie-break is by virtue of head-to-head matchups.

I think that's correct as long as it's not a 3-way tie where each team has lost to one and beaten another, as would be the case if the Czech Republic beats Canada and Finland wins their last game.

I_r_1337
12-29-2003, 05:41 PM
A Russian hockey team is different...they roll the lines from 1-4. Everyone gets equal ice time it's just a matter of him playing with others who arn't on his skill level. However he's managing to get points playing with lesser talents so I imagine if there is a shakeup(which i think will happen soon due to Russia not scoring like they predicted) he will be promoted. The coach is crazy but he isn't stupid. Semin would be racking up a lot more points if paired with other star players.

Dr_Chimera*
12-29-2003, 05:53 PM
Semin got promoted to the second line in this game (source: RussianProspects.com).