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09.10 Lev Praha vs. Dynamo Moscow 19:00 CET / 13:00 EDT

View Poll Results: Who wins? (Regulation/OT/Shootout)
Lev Praha 11 45.83%
Dynamo Moscow 13 54.17%
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10-09-2012, 12:34 PM
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They keep talking about countries other players are in, but the most popular one Switzerland never comes up. These guys are clueless.

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10-09-2012, 12:35 PM
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This is Barry Melrose who was fired in Tampa after about 1 week Stamkos' rookie year, and played in the NHL in the 1970's...you think he knows anything about modern hockey, let alone European hockey. KHL should demand he is removed.
I'm not even questioning their Hockey credibility, but why would KHL want commentators who are making fun of KHL and European hockey and chest pounding NHL? lol

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10-09-2012, 12:37 PM
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Well, the ESPN commentators aren't taking the game seriously so far, and seem to be treating it like a freak show. Is this expected by North American hockey fans?

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I'm not even questioning their Hockey credibility, but why would KHL want commentators who are making fun of KHL and European hockey and chest pounding NHL? lol
Who says the KHL had anything do with this? Melrose is a NHL Network guy is he not, ESPN made a stupid choice.

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I'm not even questioning their Hockey credibility, but why would KHL want commentators who are making fun of KHL and European hockey and chest pounding NHL? lol
You don't have to, they're clowns. Everyone knows that.

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I'm not even questioning their Hockey credibility, but why would KHL want commentators who are making fun of KHL and European hockey and chest pounding NHL? lol
I guess for the same reason why people would use this thread to talk about some 2 ESPN clowns instead the actual hockey game

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I don't think KHL had any say in announcers choice. But it's up for North American viewers to complain to espn for being treated like that.

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10-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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Well, the ESPN commentators aren't taking the game seriously so far, and seem to be treating it like a freak show. Is this expected by North American hockey fans?
Not at all. We'd like to watch good games, and not hear these 2 ******-bags laugh and cackle in a condescending manner at everything they're supposed to be commenting on, especially Melrose, an nhl cheerleader if there ever was one.


Dynamo better pick it up. They are getting outworked.

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10-09-2012, 12:50 PM
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Huh? Ovechkin doesn't want to wear 32 anymore... Melrose is making **** up.

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Well, the ESPN commentators aren't taking the game seriously so far, and seem to be treating it like a freak show. Is this expected by North American hockey fans?
I sort of expected it would be bad once I heard it was Melrose doing the game. But man, it's even worse that I could have predicted.

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I sort of expected it would be bad once I heard it was Melrose doing the game. But man, it's even worse that I could have predicted.
Can someone fill me up with whats happening on ESPN2?

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10-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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Can someone fill me up with whats happening on ESPN2?
Well they keep calling the KHL soft. Says they don't play good defense. Say weird stuff about most the teams being in Soviet satellite states or the Soviet union.

Overall weird ass mumbling instead of talking about the game.

Oh yeah and Yakupov is one of the best players in the KHL is their most recent idiotic statements.

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10-09-2012, 01:05 PM
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Well they keep calling the KHL soft. Says they don't play good defense. Say weird stuff about most the teams being in Soviet satellite states or the Soviet union.

Overall weird ass mumbling instead of talking about the game.

Oh yeah and Yakupov is one of the best players in the KHL is their most recent idiotic statements.
Also, they spent half the game talking about NHL... during a KHL game

How did Ovi not score 1v1 with goalie, they had some good opportunities

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Well they keep calling the KHL soft. Says they don't play good defense. Say weird stuff about most the teams being in Soviet satellite states or the Soviet union.

Overall weird ass mumbling instead of talking about the game.

Oh yeah and Yakupov is one of the best players in the KHL is their most recent idiotic statements.
As i understand these guys have massive NHL-homer glasses on well it doesnt bother me,nor should it bother anyone else,these guys are clearly idiots.

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Now they are talking about the the Edmonton AHL team. FFS.

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I`m just not sure do these commentators really represent the views of canadian/american hockey fans?

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Can someone fill me up with whats happening on ESPN2?
"Sounds like a law firm, Mikus, Mikus & Klepis."


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I don't know how you complain about that being called...

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Basically that's like the two most stereotypical ignorant Merica rednecks commentating the game. I'm satisfied.

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"Souns like a law firm, Mikus, Mikus & Klapis."

Wtf sounds like ramblings of a mental patient,not a professional hockey commentator

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The worst part is, for an NHL fan like me who loves hockey and wants to enjoy the KHL... I don't know the rules differences, no spotlights on who are the best teams.. No intermission report...

It's just Melrose and Levy not taking the game seriously and the presentation is horrible.

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This is embarassing. I know it's Barry freakin Melrose, but I expected better. They're not being professional at all.
It makes me sick to hear Barry Melrose ridicule the KHL and focus on his assessment of KHL inferiority to the NHL. Why are they televising the game if their only interest is to belittle European hockey. His portrayal of Russian and Czech/Slovak players as little girls who are afraid to hit, block shots or experience any pain is based solely on his Canadian stereotypes and biases. It seems to me that Ovechkin and Chara have dealt out a few devastating checks in the NHL.

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I`m just not sure do these commentators really represent the views of canadian/american hockey fans?
Nope.

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When they started to talk about Lokomotiv I expected them to make some stupid jokes about it as well.

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When they started to talk about Lokomotiv I expected them to make some stupid jokes about it as well.
I was thinking there would be a Hobey Baker joke.

How was that tripping?

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