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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:12 pm

Oh I thought of a better one. Val reminds me of Fedor Fedorov.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:13 pm

Oh! Wasn't Lyashenko Russian? Would it be too much to hang that joke out there?
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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:18 pm

Don't kill yourself trying to make a comparison.

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Postby B Kat » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:23 pm

He really is Putin in too much effort.

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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:29 pm

I won't stretch my neck out and make a joke like that... too distasteful.

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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:31 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Also I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Valeri Kamensky. I don't remember Makarov ever playing here.

Per Wikipedia. I only remember it because it was so hyped up and failed so fast.
In the 1996–97 season, Sergei made two comeback attempts, first with the Dallas Stars, for whom he played four games, followed by playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland's Nationalliga A with former teammates Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khomutov.

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Postby B Kat » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:31 pm

Rope it in, Wonko.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:34 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Oh I thought of a better one. Val reminds me of Fedor Fedorov.


Maybe more like a big bodied Nagy.
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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:35 pm

Foul. Nagy is a Slovak.

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Foul. Nagy is a Slovak.


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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:38 pm

wonko80 wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:Also I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Valeri Kamensky. I don't remember Makarov ever playing here.

Per Wikipedia. I only remember it because it was so hyped up and failed so fast.
In the 1996–97 season, Sergei made two comeback attempts, first with the Dallas Stars, for whom he played four games, followed by playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland's Nationalliga A with former teammates Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khomutov.


Man. That's shorter than Brett Hull's tenure with the Phoenix Coyotes.
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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:43 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Foul. Nagy is a Slovak.


I don't see color.

That happens when you Lyashenko yourself.

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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:50 am

So, Guryanov is second-to-last in ice time on his current KHL team, but top-5 in shots per game (for the worst offensive team in the league):

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2015/12/10 ... s-guryanov

Not sure what to make of that. Shitty coaching? Semin-esque attitude towards defense? It'll be a lot more telling once he gets into the WJCs, gets ice time against the world's best at his age level. Last year he was Russia's best player, so we'll see.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:10 am

I am still having trouble swallowing the idea that Russian coaches don't want to win hockey games.

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Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:55 am

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I am still having trouble swallowing the idea that Russian coaches don't want to win hockey games.


1.6 shots a game in ten minutes is nothing to sneeze at. That's close to a Jeff Carter/Phil Kessel-type rate. Maybe he's taking himself out of position to shoot, or has a ton of defensive lapses trying to score?

Who knows? It wouldn't be the first time in hockey coaching history a coach has benched a talented young sniper in favor of a 33 year-old "system" guy.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:00 pm

I can totally believe that Gurianov is having trouble adjusting to the KHL. It's a real league and better than the CHL, and scoring is low in that league. But I can't believe that if the coach actually thought he was playing great that he would continue putting him on the 4th line.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:37 pm

I can see how the coach is in a tough spot. We have a tough enough time getting the most from one lazy, one-dimensional Russian kid that we have. Imagine trying to motivate a lazy, one-dimensional Russian kid on an entire team full of lazy, one-dimensional Russian players.
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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:43 pm

That's complete stereotyping. Some of them are just drunks.

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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:54 pm

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ScubaSteve wrote:I can see how the coach is in a tough spot. We have a tough enough time getting the most from one lazy, one-dimensional Russian kid that we have. Imagine trying to motivate a lazy, one-dimensional Russian kid on an entire team full of lazy, one-dimensional Russian players.


"Mr. Nichushkin, if we put you on the top line, will you give your best effort?"

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Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:25 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I can totally believe that Gurianov is having trouble adjusting to the KHL. It's a real league and better than the CHL, and scoring is low in that league. But I can't believe that if the coach actually thought he was playing great that he would continue putting him on the 4th line.


Well, it's a pretty common complaint. Caps fans used to complain about Kuznetsov only getting fourth line minutes when he was that age. The stat lines for Nichushkin, Ovechkin, and Malkin all look pretty lame, esp. compared to what 18 year olds are doing in the CHL. Guys like Yakupov and Svechnikov totally skipped over to Canada when they turned 18, rather than suffer 4th line minutes in the KHL. I think it might be a cultural thing with Russian coaches? Hell if I know.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:27 pm

Well, the CHL is also a much easier league than the KHL. And in the CHL the scoring flows like wine. Maybe it's just a better stepping stone for that age.

But here's the other question I have. Why is he so keen on honoring his KHL contract if -- as it sounds - the KHL sucks? He's on a last play team that isn't even playing him. I am also reading that the Russian economy is tanking and so the temporary competitiveness that the KHL once had w/ the NHL has completely vanished.

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Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:09 pm

Yes, but there are fewer babushkas per capita, and the borscht selection at most restaurants is a joke.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:11 pm

You have obviously not tried the new cheese-stuffed borscht poppers at Applebee's.

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Come to North America and play in one of our leagues. We have cars and guns and red meat and bikini chicks and everything your heart truly desires. Freedom, baby. Taste it. :zoid

The chicks in Russia wear short skirts and high heels when they go out mushroom picking. The chicks here wear pants and tennis shoes.

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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:53 pm

Here's another nice Texas Stars update.

The good news: Johns is NHL ready

The bad news: Jack Campbell is a bust

http://www.wrongsideoftheredline.com/20 ... ion-draft/
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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:28 pm

I like articles that confirm conclusions I have already reached.
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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby Troy McClure » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:46 pm

Shore had surgery and is out for the season. That sucks. I was really hoping he would get Hemsky's spot.
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Re: Texas Stars thread

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Re: Texas Stars thread

Postby Troy McClure » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:50 pm

Should've drafted Fowler over Campbell. Should've drafted Domi over Nichushkin.

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