Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-28-2012, 08:07 AM
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Rinne is helping his team. Put any goalie in his place, he will not have great numbers.
Yeremenko played good for Dynamo? Has there been a bad goalie for Znarok's team? He had Garnett, who was goalie of 2010 PO. Now, same strory with Yeremenko.
He is what he is, an average goalie, who can play decent on a defensivly sound team. On a team with bad defense he's not even decent. Ersberg or Rinne for example are.
And Yezhov. You know there are tons of goalies out there who have decent stats and play rather good for a team that is doing rather well? Should we say that all this guys like Salak, Wesslau, Engren, Ortio, Stana, Ahonen are NHL level? Yezhov isn't even up there with those guys, he's a clear back up Would Metallurg trade Ahonen for him for example? Laughabale, and Ahonen is dime a dozen player in Finland.
I expected you would mention Barulin.)))
And Makarov, do you really think that he's something special compared to all his canadian collegues in CHL?
Goalie prospects are hard to predict. Usually I say, wait until he starts playing in a big league.
P.S. I don't even think the situation with goalies in Russia is bad. Russia indeed has Varlamov, Bryzgalov, Bobrovsky, Barulin, Nabokov. But while this group isn't hopeless it's definately far from best in the World.
I did mention Barulin, if you read my original post. There is a reason why all those guys are in the spectrum for Bilyaletdinov, and that fact that he just recently praised this selection is a respectable opinion. It may not be the best, but it's not far off and certainly not outclassed by anyone either.
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