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In Topic: All purpose Olympics thread

20 February 2014 - 03:16 AM

Where is bar for special players? Its called some depth, who you named wasn't no one special. They have forward depth no one is denying that. None on defense. And point is, while other countries are moving forward, Russia hasn't moved with them. Over the past few Olympics they haven't bene anything special.

Vezina trophy winner, and 2 young rising stars arent special? Okay, going backwards? You sure are a hockey expert.
Go check iihf rankings for last 10 years

In Topic: All purpose Olympics thread

20 February 2014 - 02:33 AM

That's called a weakness. Every team has one.

I'm not arguing Russia is a world elite, because I also think they don't have the right build or the necessary chemistry to finish above the Americans, Canadians, Swedes, or Finns, and by the time 2018 comes around, I think Switzerland will be better, at least as a unit, by some distance (at this point, I think the Swiss are at least on par with them). But the fact that they lost to the Finns and don't have an all-star defense isn't the reason they're not one of the best anymore.

Come on dude swiss are solid, but are on par with team russia? Lets get real here, losing to latvia isnt helping their world ranking either.

In Topic: All purpose Olympics thread

20 February 2014 - 02:29 AM

Actually ovy was the worst player for Russians. Malkin was indecisive and seemed to be off. Datsyuk was fantastic. But i guess bob, voynov, belov, tarasenko and big nichush nothing special? Where is bar for special players?

In Topic: All purpose Olympics thread

20 February 2014 - 02:24 AM

Outside of like ovy, Malkin and datsyuk and few forwards Russia isn't anything special at all. Its been awhile since Russia is been really good.

In Topic: 2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

11 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

I haven't seen Demkov play but judging by numbers he seems like a great ECHL player, probably a good AHL player, and may get a chance to crack a NHL line up one day, though he is already 24 so he's getting a bit old and the odds are probably against him. In 129 ECHL games he has 55 goals and 60 assists (0.89 PPG). This year in 22 AHL games he has 6 goals and 5 assists (0.50 PPG). Small sample size but his goals per game ratio for the AHL this year is in the 75th percentile.

Ryder split his 1st 2 pro years between the AHL and ECHL at the ages of 20 and 21. In 25 career ECHL games he had 18 goals and 18 assists.