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hawksfan50 05-01-2008 11:02 AM

How can SLOVENIA do it?
 
Population just over 2million but ONLY 766 registered hockey players (2006) --yet here they are in the WHC and they have produced several pro (Kopitar/L.A.,NHL;Rodman and others/europros,and some good Jr. CHL players = Jan Mursak/Bellevile )...how can they dothis with so few guys playing hockey over there?It is amazing.

deanosaur 05-01-2008 04:57 PM

if kopitar has a 10 point game.

Cardiac_Canes 05-01-2008 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by deangamblin (Post 13953714)
if kopitar has a 10 point game.

The question wasn't how can they win ;)

I, too, think it's quite remarkable that they can even get a team into the mens world championships. With the few rinks they have and low number of registered hockey players it's really quite something. I'd be curious to see how many guys on their roster are homegrown though, and didn't leave like Kopitar.

Jesenice 05-02-2008 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Cardiac_Canes (Post 13957375)
I'd be curious to see how many guys on their roster are homegrown though, and didn't leave like Kopitar.

Pretty much everybody... Except T. Razingar, the Rodman brothers and J. Golicic. There are some very good youngsters (note Jan Mursak) playing abroad now, but like 10 years ago, just a few.

cska78 10-22-2008 06:01 AM

they have a team or two in the Austrian League, allows their players to grow.

pedrochapala 10-24-2008 06:53 AM

a few years ago,labbatts sponsored the over age 70 world cup in vancouver. our edmonton team won it. the slovenians were last but won the beer drinking contest at the banquet.

Octavius 10-24-2008 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by cska78 (Post 15965035)
they have a team or two in the Austrian League, allows their players to grow.

We have two teams in EBEL and Hungarians have one, so it's more like a regional league now.

And I'm sure we are capable of playing in WHC regularly if our players show up for every game, not only one or two per tournament.

Hockeynomad 01-12-2009 08:38 AM

and they can brawl too. :hit:


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...69738883951656

FrancoRussianAlaskan 01-12-2009 11:47 AM

The IIHF should check the water in Slovenia. lol I think it could just be genetics combined with good training.

Hockeynomad 02-04-2009 11:35 AM

Here Tomas Razinger scores two goals while his team was down two men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFLPVlqqeM

Peeping Tom 02-05-2009 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Hockeynomad (Post 17717841)
Here Tomas Razinger scores two goals while his team was down two men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFLPVlqqeM

Oh boy, the Caps are godawful :laugh:

Pardy Time 02-06-2009 08:18 PM

Bostjan Golicic is another guy from Slovenia. He plays for the Hitmen in the WHL and is putting up pretty respectable numbers.

http://whl.ca/stats/player.php?id=25032

IIHFjerseycollector 02-07-2009 03:27 PM

slovenia lost to japan today in a shootout...

Octavius 02-08-2009 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by xunearthhxcx (Post 17780664)
slovenia lost to japan today in a shootout...

Yes, a shameful performance.

Slovenia will stay where it is, in Div II until we replace all of the people in our hockey organization. I find it more remarkable, that we are able to get to WHC, with people like that at the helm.

For this Olympic qualification, the head coach was selected 20 days before the start because the executives (HZS) couldn't make up their mind. The team had 0 preparation games, the head coach saw only 2 games in our league before selecting the roster (he didn't know anyone prior to that) and some players didn't come because of executive incompetence (our second NA professional player Jan Muršak didn't come, because HZS didn't want to pay for his plane ticket!!). All in all it is a miracle that we ever played in WHC.

malkinfan 02-13-2009 01:24 PM

Does Slovenia have a domestic league or a farm league to the teams in the Austrian league. I am just curious because (I know this is annoying when people do this) but I am looking to go to Europe to play. I am Slovenian and have junior C experience. Please PM me if you know anything.
Is hockey growing in Slovenia, or do people not really care much?

Jonas1235 02-22-2009 01:25 PM

Slovenia has a couple of teams playing in the Austrian League. Can anyone tell me why players like the Marcel Rodman, David Rodman, Ales Kranjc, Tomaz Razingar and Sabahudin Kovacevic are not in the NHL? Most of them could probably play in the NHL and have around a point a game average every year.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.p...9&status=stats

Hockeynomad 05-13-2009 01:33 PM

Did Slovenia qualify for 2010 Olympics?

v-man 05-13-2009 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Hockeynomad (Post 19551241)
Did Slovenia qualify for 2010 Olympics?

Nope, they didn't even qualify for the elite division Worlds next year. They're currently ranked 17th.

FrancoRussianAlaskan 05-16-2009 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Jonas1235 (Post 18100086)
Slovenia has a couple of teams playing in the Austrian League. Can anyone tell me why players like the Marcel Rodman, David Rodman, Ales Kranjc, Tomaz Razingar and Sabahudin Kovacevic are not in the NHL? Most of them could probably play in the NHL and have around a point a game average every year.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.p...9&status=stats

Simple. Because averaging about a point a game in the EBEL is no where near averaging a point a game in the NHL.

kaiser matias 05-17-2009 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by v-man (Post 19551434)
Nope, they didn't even qualify for the elite division Worlds next year. They're currently ranked 17th.

The IIHF world ranking does not decide what teams go to the World Championships. It is only used for Olympics qualifying. The World Championships are decided through the tournaments. Look at Hungary; ranked 20th last year, and in the elite division. If a national team can win games, they go to the top level of play. The better they do in the World Championship, the higher they are ranked by the IIHF.

v-man 05-17-2009 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by kaiser matias (Post 19597984)
The IIHF world ranking does not decide what teams go to the World Championships. It is only used for Olympics qualifying. The World Championships are decided through the tournaments. Look at Hungary; ranked 20th last year, and in the elite division. If a national team can win games, they go to the top level of play. The better they do in the World Championship, the higher they are ranked by the IIHF.

No ***** Sherlock. I never implied that they determined the World Championship berths, I simply stated the fact that not only are the Slovenians not in the Olympics, they're quite a ways off from even being able to compete for a spot.

IIHFjerseycollector 05-17-2009 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by v-man (Post 19598073)
No ***** Sherlock. I never implied that they determined the World Championship berths, I simply stated the fact that not only are the Slovenians not in the Olympics, they're quite a ways off from even being able to compete for a spot.

http://www.iihf.com/channels0809/oly...n/group-e.html

they did terrible in olympic qualifiers. No Kopitar but still. not even ahead of Japan in that particular qualification tournament.


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