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05-04-2008, 05:03 PM
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Did I not tell you guys he was better than Emelin (or any defensive prospect we had) earlier this year.

I've been saying the same thing for a while Natey.

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05-04-2008, 05:04 PM
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I've been saying the same thing for a while Natey.
Well I'm glad you're as smart as me.

I didn't mean that in no disrespect.. I just thought it was funny when everyone called me crazy.

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05-04-2008, 05:12 PM
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Well I'm glad you're as smart as me.

I didn't mean that in no disrespect.. I just thought it was funny when everyone called me crazy.
I know.

He's really the only defensive prospect I can see stepping in with this team right away and being a valuable contributor in the top 6..... I'd even say he'd be in our top 4 immediately.

Everyone else needs some AHL time IMO, even Emelin (though half a year might be enough),

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05-04-2008, 09:41 PM
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Any news on the others?
Latest:

Kost(bis) + Grabovski will play tomorrow at 1 vs Switzerland. Streit won't play because of a back injury.

Could join soon:
Koivu: Fin
Komi & Higgs: US

Health still a consideration:
Plekanec: Cz
Markov: Russia

Out for sure
Hamrlik (family matters)
Kovalev (Vyacheslav Bykov)

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...0wa4RIWQ3XvdlA

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05-04-2008, 09:50 PM
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Anyone know where I can catch that game? Is it being filmed, aired on TV, what?

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05-04-2008, 09:54 PM
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Anyone know where I can catch that game? Is it being filmed, aired on TV, what?
I don't think it's on TV. I know they have some (all?) games on Pay Per View streamed from the World Championship web site.

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05-04-2008, 10:45 PM
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Latest:

Kost(bis) + Grabovski will play tomorrow at 1 vs Switzerland. Streit won't play because of a back injury.

Could join soon:
Koivu: Fin
Komi & Higgs: US

Health still a consideration:
Plekanec: Cz
Markov: Russia



Out for sure
Hamrlik (family matters)
Kovalev (Vyacheslav Bykov)

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...0wa4RIWQ3XvdlA
Higgins and Komisarek would make it tough for Canada. Even though there on Team Canada it would be nice to see Komisarek destroy spezza or heatley.

P.S. - USA's PP is 7 for 8 after two games

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05-04-2008, 11:56 PM
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Kost(bis) + Grabovski will play tomorrow at 1 vs Switzerland. Streit won't play because of a back injury.
Could join soon:
Koivu: Fin
Komi & Higgs: US

Health still a consideration:
Plekanec: Cz
Markov: Russia

Out for sure
Hamrlik (family matters)
Kovalev (Vyacheslav Bykov)

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...0wa4RIWQ3XvdlA
ohhhh... I think I'm going to buy tickets tomorrow

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05-05-2008, 12:03 AM
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Strange, TSN specifically mentioned him in this story, but that must have been an assumption on their part.

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The club already has Alexander Ovechkin, Sergei Fedorov and Ilya Kovalchuk and hopes to add a few more NHLers as the playoffs continue, namely Alex Kovalev of the Montreal Canadiens and Evegeni Nabokov of the San Jose Sharks.

"We are waiting on a couple of players and we're looking at the NHL playoffs, but it is the coach's decision," Tretiak said.

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05-05-2008, 02:04 AM
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Markov is going undergoing a physical to see if he will be fit to play for Russia. Also, here is a little confirmation that Kovalev not being invited is not as sinister as some sources reported it to be. The remaining roster spots (especially with both Varlamov and Eremenko going down with injury for the duration of the tournament) are just screaming for at least one more goaltender and added help on the blueline:

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Despite the Montreal Canadiens being eliminated by the Philadelphia Flyers from the NHL playoffs on Saturday, there will be no room for Alex Kovalev on the Russian team. Bykov says his forward lines are set and denied a report Russian officials deemed Kovalev too slow.
http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...wZGMm3wFJbTj3Q

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05-05-2008, 07:30 AM
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Mark Streit won't play for Switzerland, big bump for Switzerland, but we win anyways vs. Belarus

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The U.S. could definitely use help on D, and I'm sure they'd love to have Komi... I think the question becomes, is whatever injury he has going to be made worse by playing?

As far as the Kovalev situation, I'm having figure skating flashbacks. The Russian figure skating federation was unbelievably political... there's a reason so many of their male ice dancers came to the U.S. to find partners and skate for us internationally instead.

Also, being something of a nerd I can explain the French-Russian connection if anyone wants to hear it.

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05-05-2008, 08:08 AM
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Mark Streit won't play for Switzerland, big bump for Switzerland, but we win anyways vs. Belarus
Yeah, with Streit in the lineup, Switzerland would have won it all...

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05-05-2008, 08:20 AM
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Yeah, with Streit in the lineup, Switzerland might have won a game...
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Who do they have in goal? Gerber? Aebischer?

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05-05-2008, 09:24 AM
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Who do they have in goal? Gerber? Aebischer?
Didn't stop them from beating Canada and the Czech's at the Olympics in 2006...

I think they actually finished higher than Canada..

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05-05-2008, 09:34 AM
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Didn't stop them from beating Canada and the Czech's at the Olympics in 2006...

I think they actually finished higher than Canada..
Yeah, I think they did. The comment just popped into my head and I was powerless to not type it. Gerber was their goalie that year, wasn't he?

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05-05-2008, 09:47 AM
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I hope people from Montreal will come over to quebec city to watch a game
yeah im going! i need top buy Canada Tshirt or something. has anyone seen team canada Shirts like habs shirts with numbers on the back? or any hockey canada shirts in general?

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05-05-2008, 11:07 AM
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Apparently the Kost bros. and Grobovsky bought new hockey gloves for the whole team (Belarus) and surprised them by having them lined up in their lockers when they walked in the room.

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...d3p-PeuYevB5ZA

"Grabovski and the Kostitsyns purchased gloves for the entire team and coaching staff before the tournament began in a show of support."

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05-05-2008, 11:19 AM
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Are they brain dead or what?
I don't think Kovalev is too slow - but let's face it: They have a load of young supertalents where many of them are as good as Kovalev - they just don't need him...

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Apparently the Kost bros. and Grobovsky bought new hockey gloves for the whole team (Belarus) and surprised them by having them lined up in their lockers when they walked in the room.

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...d3p-PeuYevB5ZA

"Grabovski and the Kostitsyns purchased gloves for the entire team and coaching staff before the tournament began in a show of support."
That's a class act. Those three probably made nearly as much as the entire team this season.

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05-05-2008, 11:21 AM
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Who do they have in goal? Gerber? Aebischer?

Gerber and Hiller (backup from the Anaheim Ducks).

Oh and BTW: I might remember you that Switzerland has beaten an NHL-star calibred Team Canada and Czech Republic at the olympics.... just for your info.

And they won their first game at the WC against France 4:1 (France with Huet in goal).

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Apparently the Kost bros. and Grobovsky bought new hockey gloves for the whole team (Belarus) and surprised them by having them lined up in their lockers when they walked in the room.

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...d3p-PeuYevB5ZA

"Grabovski and the Kostitsyns purchased gloves for the entire team and coaching staff before the tournament began in a show of support."
That's awesome!

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Cant believe this! The russian coached bikov speak better french than most anglophone in montreal lol where in the world did he learn it? Also heard 08 prospects nikita filatov speak some french
just check where bykov played for 7 seasons and coached after that... not amazing his french is that good

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Apparently the Kost bros. and Grobovsky bought new hockey gloves for the whole team (Belarus) and surprised them by having them lined up in their lockers when they walked in the room.

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...d3p-PeuYevB5ZA

"Grabovski and the Kostitsyns purchased gloves for the entire team and coaching staff before the tournament began in a show of support."
Wow, that's a pretty awesome thing to do. Shows how much they care about their fellow countrymen.

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I want to watch Belarus vs Switzerland. Is there any way to watch it?

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