Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-27-2012, 06:10 PM
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It's actually funny to see that post, considering that the Russian coach just praised the rich selection of Russian goalies.
You know of Varlamov and Bryzgalov, but what do you know about Barulin, Koshechkin, Yeremenko, Ezhov? my guess is you know nothing about them, and therefore your "analysis" is about as accurate as that of 1972 Canadian scouts who thought that Tretiak was some average amateur kid. Not to mention coming down the pipe we have the likes of Vasilevski, Makarov and Ustinskiy, while Canada has to opt out for Visentin and Reimer??
Or do you still think that Nabokov and Khabibulin are our primary goalies?? And how about that guy Rinne, who is struggling in KHL..
And Fleury Ward and Price are Good goalies. But they are not Hasek or Brodeur calibre, so you can relax about any kind of supremacy you're feeling. It's unlikely that they'll work some miracle against Malkin and co.
Ezhov is actually a russian-canadian kid. He's also way worse than an NHL level goalie. Yeremnko was run out of town by Erik Ersberg of all people and Kosheckin is nothing special.
Also, mentioning Makarov as a sure fire future great is lunacy.
Finally, Rinne. He's not struggling. Put anybody in his place and he will not look great. Dinamo Minsk is struggling right now, not Rinne.
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