Not sure how many people are actually watching this tourney this year. But it's definitely very, very good hockey. That team Canada has assembled was absolutely dominant today against the best team in the Swiss League. It's almost an Olympic/World Championship calibre team. Fun to watch.
I saw Diaz once. Easily the best defenseman on Davos. At least I thought.
He was a -2, but not his fault.
They sat him in game 2 though.
Swiss TV-commentators said that Spengler Cup contract of Diaz and Brunner (both EV Zoug during the lock-out) were only for 3 games. Since Davos will play 5 games (if they win tonight, they play the final against Team Canada, there are winning 3-2 after 2 periods), they were bench two times.
HC Davos wins their semi-final versus Vitkovice (the only team with no current NHLers, as far as I could tell - they had Oleg Sapyrkin and Nikita Filatov --- as well as Alexei Emelin's cousin Sergei Emelin).
Patrick Kane scored for Davos with 22-seconds left to go ahead 5-4, which they would hold onto.
Canada beat Davos 5-0 in the round robin, I'm sure it'll be a lot closer this time around!