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Holden Caulfield 01-07-2013 01:32 PM

KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) 2012-2013 General Discussion part III
 
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Part I: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1255771

Part II: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1278087

Faterson 01-07-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 57242711)
I'd bet he doesn't play tomorrow though, that's for sure...

Why not? :amazed: My sense is the exact opposite: I can't understand why Višňovský wouldn't play against Traktor tomorrow. And Sekera, too. It's like Datsyuk said: the CBA isn't even signed on paper, so why shouldn't they continue playing in the KHL in the meantime? Even if it were signed, nothing is happening overseas these days. No training camp yet, let alone games. Boston Bruins went way overboard when they forbade Chára to play for Lev yesterday.

ebis 01-07-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 57242841)
.I'd bet he doesn't play tomorrow though, that's for sure...

He already said that he would play tomorrow. Plus, I just saw it confirmed on TV.

Faterson 01-07-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ebis (Post 57243007)
He already said that he would play tomorrow. Plus, I just saw it confirmed on TV.

Confirmed in what way? Višňovský saying that with his own mouth? :laugh: These days, following the Malkin reports fiasco from Sunday, I'm doubly suspicious of any hockey-related news the media serve to us.

ebis 01-07-2013 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Faterson (Post 57243265)
Confirmed in what way? Višňovský saying that with his own mouth? :laugh: These days, following the Malkin reports fiasco from Sunday, I'm doubly suspicious of any hockey-related news the media serve to us.

I know, but still, TV is a bit more trustworthy than internet. It was sports news on Markíza, btw.

Faterson 01-07-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ebis (Post 57243385)
I know, but still, TV is a bit more trustworthy than internet. It was sports news on Markíza, btw.

I have zero trust in TV news, and especially a channel like Markíza -- the TV equivalent of a tabloid newspaper. Their newscasts are a travesty. So, this is no "confirmation" for me. Of course, I hope Višňovský (and Sekera) will play tomorrow against Traktor, despite Sunday's farewell party. ;)

Holden Caulfield 01-07-2013 01:51 PM

Interesting...you guys are more clearly more tuned into the news out there than me (it's not that easy to get those kind of updates speaking only english and french and not knowing the news sources :laugh:), so will always differ to you guys, but I thought most NHLers would be sitting out/heading back at this point, it's basically a done deal...but I very might be completely wrong :laugh:

ebis 01-07-2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Faterson (Post 57243745)
Markíza -- the TV equivalent of a tabloid newspaper.

JOJ is definitely worse in this regard.

I know Pluska is a tabloid too, but I doubt they would make up a whole sentence he never said. And in that interview, he said "On Tuesday, I will play against Chelyabinsk", that's a pretty clear answer, no way it was taken out of context or anything.

Faterson 01-07-2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 57243769)
I thought most NHLers would be sitting out/heading back at this point, it's basically a done deal...but I very might be completely wrong :laugh:

Well, if a giant like Datsyuk begs to disagree... why could Višňovský (and Sekera) not do the same. :)

Faterson 01-07-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ebis (Post 57243933)
I know Pluska is a tabloid too, but I doubt they would make up a whole sentence he never said. And in that interview, he said "On Tuesday, I will play against Chelyabinsk", that's a pretty clear answer, no way it was taken out of context or anything.

See, that's where we differ. ;) Tabloid "journalists" are completely capable of inventing entire sentences and putting them in the interviewees' mouths, just to get the audience's attention. There was this guy on Sunday who invented the Malkin quote about boarding the airplane, which enraged Malkin on Twitter. :shakehead

SoundAndFury 01-07-2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Faterson (Post 57243937)
Well, if a giant like Datsyuk begs to disagree... why could Višňovský (and Sekera) not do the same. :)

That's because when it comes to things like this one Datsyuk is not very bright ;) (see: his ability to talk English after 10 or so years in US)

Faterson 01-07-2013 04:34 PM

Erm... there's no direct correlation between the ability to learn foreign languages and general IQ. Learning languages is a specialized skill, in a sense similar to being a good hockey player. If you can't do it, that doesn't mean you're dumb. I always laugh a lot when reading or watching Datsyuk interviews, including those conducted in Russian -- and not because Datsyuk's answers are silly. They are frequently funny in a clever way. I do admit Datsyuk lacks the co(s)mic, intellectual depth of Bryzgalov. :laugh:

Holden Caulfield 01-07-2013 04:35 PM

Islanders twitter seems to have confirmed that Visnovsky will finish the year with Slovan...certainly fantastic news for Slovan fans!

Faterson 01-07-2013 04:58 PM

Darn... looks like the "tabloid" newspaper may have gotten it right, for once, instead of the "respectable" newspaper! :amazed:

This couldn't have been premeditated by Višňovský. Why skate around the ice-rink for 5 minutes after the game last night, throwing your jersey and pieces of equipment to the crowd, if you know you're not leaving? Something must have broken in him since last night, that made up his mind that he would stay. Perhaps it was the 5-minute standing ovation by the sell-out crowd.


Faterson 01-07-2013 05:00 PM

Feedback from the Islanders section of HFBoards:

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Originally Posted by Pnut (Post 57252847)
I am just angry, what a m***** ****ing **** ****ing piece of ****. [...] **** you Vis, **** you! :eek:

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Originally Posted by Richie Daggers Crime (Post 57252925)
You'd think a 37 year old would understand his obligation to his contract and honor it, instead of ditching it because hometown puppy dogs and rainbows make him feel butterfly excitement in his emotional tummy.


perklunt 01-07-2013 05:29 PM

eh lo el

BalticWarrior 01-07-2013 11:21 PM

Wow Islanders fans are such intitled little *****es.

Dynamo81 01-07-2013 11:29 PM

Although he has to honour his contract, I would hate to have a player on my team who does not want to play for them and is basically forced to.

Although I don't like him, I understand him, living in your home country, with your own language and culture and in a beautiful city is tempting :)

SoundAndFury 01-07-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Helo (Post 57272113)
Wow Islanders fans are such intitled little *****es.

On the other hand, that's understandable. As it stands now, they wasted ~35 draft pick on absolutely nothing while you can get a player like Jaskin, Rask, Collberg, Oullet and etc.

Ryker 01-08-2013 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by SoundAndFury (Post 57272861)
On the other hand, that's understandable. As it stands now, they wasted ~35 draft pick on absolutely nothing while you can get a player like Jaskin, Rask, Collberg, Oullet and etc.

Yeah, it's still funny to me, though, seeing NHL get spurned for the KHL. I'll probably never see it happen, but although NHL is the league I follow closest, I yearn for the day when another league, say, KHL will be on equal footing, like you see in football.

Ryker 01-08-2013 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 57252187)
Islanders twitter seems to have confirmed that Visnovsky will finish the year with Slovan...certainly fantastic news for Slovan fans!

Where did you hear Islanders' twitter confirmed the news? I can't find anything of that nature at the moment, and it seems it was one of their beat reporters who floated the "confirmation". I wouldn't put too much stock in that.

DVX 01-08-2013 04:25 AM

Is Malkin going to play tonight?

Tatanik 01-08-2013 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DVX (Post 57277933)
Is Malkin going to play tonight?

99.9% sure that he's not.

russianhockey 01-08-2013 06:19 AM

The only players who will play on are Kovalchuk & S. Kostitsyn (maybe their last games today), the all others gone or already left their teams.

ult 01-08-2013 08:01 AM

First full game in KHL by Vasilevsky and his first shutout. Aaaand his first assist. :handclap:


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