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russianhockey 02-15-2013 02:42 PM

KHL Playoffs / Gagarin Cup 2013 Round of 16
 
WESTEAST
[1] SKA vs. Atlant [8][1] Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik [8]
[2] CSKA vs. Lev [7][2] Avangard vs. Sibir [7]
[3] Dynamo Moscow vs. Slovan [6][3] Traktor vs. Barys [6]
[4] Lokomotiv vs. Severstal [5][4] Metallurg Mg vs. Salavat Yulaev [5]

BalticWarrior 02-16-2013 05:15 AM

Lets go Slovan :) also hope SKA fails again this year,most preferably in the first round.

russianhockey 02-16-2013 01:52 PM

is there any update about viasat broadcasting the khl playoffs?

Vicente 02-16-2013 02:12 PM

Dynamo are going out in the first round. How sad for them. :handclap: (this is more a wish, not a realistic prospect :D)

ficohok* 02-16-2013 07:09 PM

Wouldn't be suprised to see Barys knocks out Traktor.

cska78 02-16-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CroHabitant (Post 59850177)
Wouldn't be suprised to see Barys knocks out Traktor.

no way

ebis 02-17-2013 07:24 AM

What about the next round? Like this?

[1]/[8]-[4]/[5]
[2]/[7]-[3]/[6]

Vicente 02-17-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebis (Post 59882111)
What about the next round? Like this?

[1]/[8]-[4]/[5]
[2]/[7]-[3]/[6]

As far as I know it's quite simple. The highest-positioned team left in competition plays the worst and so on. ;)

russianhockey 02-17-2013 11:45 AM

WESTEAST
[1] SKA vs. Atlant [8][1] Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik [8]
[2] CSKA vs. Lev [7][2] Avangard vs. Sibir [7]
[3] Dynamo Moscow vs. Slovan [6][3] Traktor vs. Barys [6]
[4] Lokomotiv vs. Severstal [5][3] Metallurg Mg vs. Salavat Yulaev [5]

Spektanto 02-17-2013 11:47 AM

Atlant gets the place in the play-offs - quite surprising and interesting, though I expected (not today - earlier) Donbass reach it.

UPD: and I'm really looking forward to reading that everything's OK with Traktor Arena.

ozo 02-17-2013 01:35 PM

Hopefully Barys will get to the final. It would be hilarious if KHL fans had to endure the most important games of the season on Barys TV crew. Just look at those highlights, they are all over the place, half the time I can't even see the puck. :(

Latgale_fan 02-17-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozo (Post 59897409)
Hopefully Barys will get to the final. It would be hilarious if KHL fans had to endure the most important games of the season on Barys TV crew. Just look at those highlights, they are all over the place, half the time I can't even see the puck. :(

Won't happen since I believe from semi-finals already KHL crew is filming the games so despite the fact that arena itself is ugly, the picture would be very good.

As regards the first round, I will support Atlant and Slovan. I can't decide for the other two pairs- CSKA has Sprukts and would be great addition in later stages but... it's CSKA, I can't really support CSKA... :laugh: But Lev doesn't give me any emotions even if it also has Latvians in it. Lokomotiv vs Severstal is also hard, both teams deserve to go further... Lokomotiv has Rēdlihs and all the history of tragedy but Severstal is just having such a great season this year too...

In East it's easy- AK Bars (my favourite of Russian clubs since I believe 2004, especially with Dārziņ now playing there), Traktor (want to see more of Nichushkin, Nesterov, maybe Shalunov, of course also Kuznetsov, all these young talents the club has, and ''shaibu, shaibu Traktor!", just love this team too), Sibir (came to like it last year following Tarasenko, but I love their jersey really and this video that makes me glad they're in play-off this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvFj_jeyI0
Hopefully the same happens with us next year. In the fourth pair unfortunately I must say Magnitka. I hate both teams but Ufa more than Magnitka... But I don't want to say that since Magnitka TV picture is simply awful :D

Vicente 02-17-2013 04:24 PM

[1] SKA vs. Atlant [8] [1] Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik [8]
[2] CSKA vs. Lev [7] [2] Avangard vs. Sibir [7]
[3] Dynamo Moscow vs. Slovan [6] [3] Traktor vs. Barys [6]
[4] Lokomotiv vs. Severstal [5] [3] Metallurg Mg vs. Salavat Yulaev [5]

Once Atlant is in the mood for playoff hockey, it's hard to stop them. This won't be funny for SKA but they should make it.

CSKA and Dynamo also should win against the newcomers but you never know. I hope for the newbies, off course. :)

Lokomotiv - don't damage this comeback story with a 1st round loss. ;)

Should be quite clear that in the East we'll see Ak Bars and Avangard go to the next round. For Traktor it will be a hard fight but I like their youngsters - and wasn't that the team with the hot cheerleaders? :handclap:

Magnitka vs. Ufa... hm... Magnitka. I wanted Minsk in the playoffs and Ufa destroyed that for me. :amazed:

Spektanto 02-17-2013 10:10 PM

http://www.championat.com/hockey/new...-nadezhdy.html
Yugra's head coach Sergei Shepelev:
We look at the Cup of Hope as at a serious tournament. There are no injured in our team, we are quite ready to keep playing at high level. I agree with experts' view that participation in the Cup of Hope makes real sense for professionals - at least we will have not so long break in game practice.

BalticWarrior 02-17-2013 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Latgale_fan (Post 59907393)
Won't happen since I believe from semi-finals already KHL crew is filming the games so despite the fact that arena itself is ugly, the picture would be very good.

As regards the first round, I will support Atlant and Slovan. I can't decide for the other two pairs- CSKA has Sprukts and would be great addition in later stages but... it's CSKA, I can't really support CSKA... :laugh: But Lev doesn't give me any emotions even if it also has Latvians in it. Lokomotiv vs Severstal is also hard, both teams deserve to go further... Lokomotiv has Rēdlihs and all the history of tragedy but Severstal is just having such a great season this year too...

In East it's easy- AK Bars (my favourite of Russian clubs since I believe 2004, especially with Dārziņ now playing there), Traktor (want to see more of Nichushkin, Nesterov, maybe Shalunov, of course also Kuznetsov, all these young talents the club has, and ''shaibu, shaibu Traktor!", just love this team too), Sibir (came to like it last year following Tarasenko, but I love their jersey really and this video that makes me glad they're in play-off this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvFj_jeyI0
Hopefully the same happens with us next year. In the fourth pair unfortunately I must say Magnitka. I hate both teams but Ufa more than Magnitka... But I don't want to say that since Magnitka TV picture is simply awful :D

Wouldnt it be great if Ozolinsh had both Stanley cup AND Gagarin cup? he would have
2 biggest trophies a hockey player can get :yo:

od71 02-18-2013 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russianhockeyDOTde (Post 59776699)
EASTWEST
[1] SKA vs. Atlant [8][1] Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik [8]
[2] CSKA vs. Lev [7][2] Avangard vs. Sibir [7]
[3] Dynamo Moscow vs. Slovan [6][3] Traktor vs. Barys [6]
[4] Lokomotiv vs. Severstal [5][3] Metallurg Mg vs. Salavat Yulaev [5]

Topicstarter confused East and West. On the West among 4 bottom teams Slovan will face I think toughest opponent. I don't expect spectacular hockey, but tension will be high.
As long as Tarasenko doesn't play in Saint-Petersburgh I don't root for SKA anymore. Hope Atlant will give a good shake to SKA.
In both conferences the fight between 4th and 5th seeds is a most unpredictable. If Ufa wins there 'll be one more fired coach. I don't know why I have sympathy for Maurice, he is a nice person.
AkBars has smartest management they didn't sign NHL stars during lockout not wasting millions in vain.

russianhockey 02-18-2013 02:04 AM

sorry, will fix it.

Vicente 02-18-2013 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russianhockeyDOTde (Post 59944179)
sorry, will fix it.

And Magnitka finnished 4th not 3rd. :nod:

SoundAndFury 02-18-2013 06:08 AM

Even if it's 7th seed against 2nd I hope Lev can beat CSKA which is not all that good without Grabo and Datsyuk. One more thing I hope for is a bit tighter series in the East without Ak Bars blowing through everyone in 4 games.

And judging by the roster Atlant has no business being in the playoffs but they carry a huge momentum with all these wins in the last 10 games so maybe they will give SKA a bit of a fight.

russianhockey 02-18-2013 08:18 AM

20 February 2013 (Wednesday)
19:30 MSK - SKA - Atlant
19:30 MSK - CSKA - Lev
19:30 MSK - Dynamo Msk - Slovan
19:00 MSK - Lokomotiv - Severstal

21 February 2013 (Thursday)
19:30 MSK - SKA - Atlant
19:30 MSK - CSKA - Lev
19:30 MSK - Dynamo Msk - Slovan
19:00 MSK - Lokomotiv - Severstal

19:00 MSK - Ak Bars - Neftekhimik
16:00 MSK - Avangard - Sibir
17:00 MSK - Traktor - Barys
17:00 MSK - Metallurg Mg - Salavat Yulaev

22 February 2013 (Friday)
19:00 MSK - Ak Bars - Neftekhimik
16:00 MSK - Avangard - Sibir
17:00 MSK - Traktor - Barys
17:00 MSK - Metallurg Mg - Salavat Yulaev

cska78 02-18-2013 09:26 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koBOUtrOh24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6d473_QN28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUoL_ezI_o

cska official support videos for the the GC! I.Radulov's one is hilarious.

ult 02-18-2013 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spektanto (Post 59890245)
Atlant gets the place in the play-offs - quite surprising and interesting, though I expected (not today - earlier) Donbass reach it.

UPD: and I'm really looking forward to reading that everything's OK with Traktor Arena.

Here you go - http://www.khl.ru/news/2013/02/18/76930.html

Traktor28 02-18-2013 11:08 PM

Whats gonna happen with Traktor home games. Will the arena be fixed?

UPDATE via KHL twitter feed:
All-clear for Arena Traktor

The Kontinental Hockey League has received the results of the technical investigation into possible structural damage to the upper sections of Chelyabinsk’s Arena Traktor during the recent meteor shower. According to the experts, “our inspection discovered no significant breakage, harm, or weakening of girders and their supporting columns, or any damage which could pose a threat to operational safety.”

The structural integrity of the stadium was not harmed by the shock wave from the meteorite impact of the 15th February.
Having considered these findings, the KHL has granted Traktor permission to use the arena to play its scheduled home games in the Gagarin Cup play-offs, beginning with Games 1 and 2 of the first round series against Barys Astana on the 21st and 22nd of February.

Spektanto 02-18-2013 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traktor28 (Post 60003059)
Whats gonna happen with Traktor home games. Will the arena be fixed?

Everything's fine - the link is just one post before your one :)

Spektanto 02-19-2013 11:02 AM

Official Gagarin Cup pucks
http://www.khl.ru/upload/shaibyPO.jpg


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