30 April 2008

Teemu Selänne an WM

Sweet dreams are made of this:

29 April 2008

Vintage Jerseys

Anlässlich des 100 Jahre Jubiläums des IIHF spielen 15 Teams an der WM in Kanada ein Vorrundenspiel in einem Retro-Jersey nach Wahl.

Die Dresses und die Geschichten dazu gibts hier:

27 April 2008

Ruutu goes from pest to producer



Testspiel Kanada-Finnland

Ein Testspiel Kanada-Finnland ging 3-2 für Kanada aus. Die Tore fielen wie folgt:

07.17 1-0 Martin St.Louis (Jason Spezza, Eric Staal) yv
08.31 1-1 Tuomo Ruutu (Esa Pirnes, Jarkko Immonen)
11.56 2-1 Jason Chimera (Patrick Sharp, Ed Jovanovski)
31.09 3-1 Martin St.Louis (Jason Spezza, Eric Staal) yv
59.12 3-2 Ville Peltonen (Mikko Luoma, Olli Jokinen)

mehr Infos zu den WM-Vorbereitungsspielen findet ihr hier:

26 April 2008

WM Kader


Karri Rämö, Tampa Bay
Petri Vehanen, Lukko
Sinuhe Wallinheimo, Dynamo Moskova

Joni Pitkänen, Edmonton
Ossi Väänänen, Djurgården
Ville Koistinen, Nashville
Mikko Luoma, HV 71
Mikko Jokela, Jokerit
Antti-Jussi Niemi, Frölunda
Anssi Salmela, Tappara
Pekka Saravo, Luulaja

Olli Jokinen, Florida
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota
Niko Kapanen, Phoenix
Riku Hahl, Timrå
Jarkko Immonen, JYP
Esa Pirnes, Färjestad

Ville Peltonen, Florida
Jussi Jokinen, Tampa Bay
Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina
Sean Bergenheim, NY Islanders
Mika Pyörälä, Timrå
Hannes Hyvönen, Kärpät
Tuomas Pihlman, JYP
Lennart Petrell, HIFK

evtl. plus Niklas Bäckström, Selännes Entscheid steht noch aus.


Goalkeepers (3): Mikhail Biryukov (MVD Moscow Region), Semen Varlamov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Alexander Yeremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa).

Defencemen (9): Dmitri Vorobiev (Lada Togliatti), Denis Grebeshkov (Edmonton Oilers), Dmitri Kalinin (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Korneyev (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Kuteykin, Vitaly Proshkin (both Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Daniil Markov (Dynamo Moscow), Evgeni Medvedev, Ilya Nikulin (both Ak Bars Kazan).

Forwards (17): Evgeni Artyukhin, Petr Schastlivyy (both CSKA Moscow), Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres), Konstantin Gorovikov, Maxim Sushinsky (both SKA St. Petersburg), Danis Zaripov, Sergei Zinovyev, Alexei Morozov (all Ak Bars Kazan), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta Thrashers), Nikolai Kulemin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Sergei Mozyakin (Atlant Mytishchi), Alexei Tereshchenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa), Fedor Fedorov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Sergei Fedorov (all Washington Capitals), Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators).


Goal: Craig Anderson, Robert Esche, Tim Thomas

Defence: Keith Ballard, Tom Gilbert, Tim Gleason, Matt Greene, Paul Martin, Mark Stuart, James Wisniewski

Forward: David Backes, David Booth, Dustin Brown, Adam Burish, Jeff Halpern, Pat Kane, Phil Kessel, Peter Mueller, Pat O'Sullivan, Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Drew Stafford, Lee Stempniak

Coach: John Tortorella (Assistants: Mike Sullivan, Kurt Kleinendorst)
Management: Brian Burke, David Poile, Ray Shero, Don Waddell


Goal: Cam Ward, Pascal Leclaire, Mathieu Garon

Defence: Duncan Keith, Jay Bouwmeester, Mark Giordano, Brent Burns, Steve Staios, Ed Jovanovski

Forward: Derek Roy, Patrick Sharp, Eric Staal, Ray Whitney, Chris Kunitz, Dany Heatley, Jonathan Toews, Shane Doan, Jamal Mayers, Jason Chimera, Martin St. Louis, Ryan Getzlaf, Rick Nash, Sam Gagner, Jason Spezza

Coach: Ken Hitchcock (Assistants: Craig MacTavish, Mike Johnston, Pat Burns)
Management: Bob Nicholson, Steve Yzerman, Doug Armstrong, Luc Robitaille

(Div. Quellen, Stand 26.04.08)

21 April 2008

Wer kommt?

Nach dem Ausscheiden von Anaheim, Minnesota und Nashville eröffnen sich Optionen für die finnische Nationalmannschaft. Theoretisch WM bereit wären:

- Teemu Selänne
- Ville Koistinen
- Niklas Bäckström
- Petteri Nummelin
- Mikko Koivu

Wenn das mit Selänne und Koivu klappen würde, wäre das riesig. Zusammen mit O. Jokinen, T. Ruutu, S. Salo und V. Peltonen wäre das dann ein sauberer Grundstock für eine erfolgreiche WM.

15 April 2008

Sean Avery screening Brodeur

New York Ranger forward Sean Avery’s controversial face-guarding of New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur in Sunday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series was dealt with by the League in a swift and decisive manner Monday.

Avery made headlines across the hockey world Sunday night when, during a 5-on-3 power play, he stood with his back to the play and waved his arms in front of Brodeur to distract the goalie. At another point, he also held his stick in front of Brodeur’s mask and waved the stick back and forth in another attempt at distraction.

Later in the power play, Avery scored a goal with a one-time shot – after he had abandoned his bizarre tactics. New Jersey went on to win the game in OT, 4-3, and now trails the series 2-1 with Game 4 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

"I've been watching games for 33 years and I have never seen anything like that in my life," Brodeur told the New York Daily News. "If it's within the rules, it's within the rules. The official came over and said it probably wasn't something that should be done."

Monday, the League made sure it would not happen again as Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell issued a statement about the League’s position.

It is considered an interpretation of Rule 75, concerning goaltender interference.

"An unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty (Rule 75) will be interpreted and applied, effective immediately, to a situation when an offensive player positions himself facing the opposition goaltender and engages in actions such as waving his arms or stick in front of the goaltender's face, for the purpose of improperly interfering with and/or distracting the goaltender as opposed to positioning himself to try to make a play."


10 April 2008

Patrice Bergeron

Zur Erinnerung, warum die Boston Bruins seit dem 27. Oktober 07 auf Patrice Bergeron verzichten müssen:

Apr. 7: He has resumed practicing with the team after missing the final 72 games of the season with a concussion suffered Oct. 27 vs. Philadelphia. >> team release

08 April 2008

NHL Playoffs - Quotes

"Mentally, with the injury, it was good and bad. I had two months (off). It was awful. But at the same time I think I'm as hungry as I could be." - Sidney Crosby, discussing his high ankle sprain

“He does things with the puck you've never seen before. It just seems impossible what he does sometimes, but for him it's just like walking and chewing gum.” – Carey Price, talking about Alexei Kovalev.

"Here's a guy who could win all four major awards and he signed the biggest contract in the history of the League. He gave me this big, giant hug after the game and he said, 'I'm so happy for our team ...'” – Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, on Alex Ovechkin.

”I don't buy that for a second. Everyone is talking about San Jose and Anaheim, etc. I don't think anybody is talking about us at all.'' – Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, when asked if his team should be favored to win the Stanley Cup.

"I think it shows the maturity and class we have in this locker room, that we understand it's going to take 20-plus guys to get the job done." – Mark Parrish, discussing the Wild's chemistry

"Peter Forsberg's legacy is assured in Colorado and that probably was an advantage that we had as an organization when we decided to bring him back. There isn't any pressure on him; he doesn't have to be a superstar. We want him to be himself.'' – Colorado Executive VP/GM Francois Giguere.

"It was important to get home ice, but it was just as important to get the win, if not just for our own psyche. They beat us seven times, and to find a way to get a win against them is huge. ..." – Devils forward Jay Pandolfo

“It's not going to be easy for anybody. Not only today, but every game we played, it was pretty tight. Most of the games were decided by one goal or went to overtime. ...” – Ranger forward Jaromir Jagr

"It's easier to play on this team with as much talent as we have. Everybody on the ice is capable of scoring. I feel pretty fortunate to be in a lineup like that." – San Jose defenseman Brian Campbell

"Every year we've had reasons for the last few to be optimistic, but so far this one feels the best. I really feel good about this group.” – Calgary captain Jarome Iginla

"Ten years ago it was different. The biggest goal for the season was making the playoffs. The whole thing has changed here now. We know how much it takes.” – Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne

"This is a really exciting time of the year. You notice from the guys that everyone here knows the situation and we know we are a better team than we have shown lately.” - – Dallas forward Niklas Hagman

03 April 2008

Superblog, Infos WM-Kader

Der vielleicht beste Eishockeyblog ist meiner nach der von James Mirtle, Kanada. Aktuell, reflektiert, mal kurz und bündig, mal länger und ausführlicher, immer interessant http://www.mirtle.blogspot.com/

Dort habe ich von ihm folgende Info betreffen der Eishockey WM geklaut: "From the 10 to 12 teams likely out of the playoff running, here are a few NHL candidates I'd invite for the various teams:

Canada: St. Louis, Pominville, Roy, Doan, Nash, Boyes, Kariya, Sharp, Horton, Toews, Gagner, McDonald, Jovanovski, Bouwmeester, Keith, Seabrook, Morris, Boyle, Garon, Legace, Leclaire

Czech Republic: Hemsky, Vrbata, Lang, Kotalik, Vasicek, Hanzal, Holik, Olesz, Vyborny, T. Kaberle, Kubina, Spacek, Kuba, Klesla, Z. Michalek, Vokoun, Pavelec

: O. Jokinen, J. Jokinen, N. Kapanen, Bergenheim, Peltonen, Pitkanen, Lydman, Toskala, Lehtonen, Norrena

Russia: Kovalchuk, Frolov, S. Kozlov, Afinogenov, Grebeshkov, Kalinin, Zyuzin, Bryzgalov, Khabibulin

Slovakia: Satan, Handzus, Stumpel, Marcel Hossa, Visnovsky, Sekera, Mezei, Valabik

Sweden: Modin, M. Tjarnqvist, Lindstrom, Karlsson, Enstrom, Tallinder, Tarnstrom, Havelid, Johansson, Stralman, Hedberg, Tellqvist, Ersberg

USA: Kane, Brown, Tkachuk, Mueller, O'Sullivan, J. Blake, Guerin, Halpern, Booth, Stafford, Stempniak, Gaustad, Byfuglien, Gilbert, Hainsey, E. Johnson, Ballard, J. Johnson, R. Miller, Anderson"

02 April 2008

Verteidiger Statistik NHL

Points by a Defenseman
(Thru Apr. 1, 2008)

Rank Player Team
1 Nicklas Lidstrom Det 66
2 Sergei Gonchar Pit 62
3 Brian Campbell SJ 61
4 Dion Phaneuf Cgy 60
5 Mark Streit Mon 59
6 Andrei Markov Mon 57
7 Brian Rafalski Det 55
8t Mike Green Was 53
8t Tomas Kaberle Tor 53
10 Ed Jovanovski Pho 50
11 Zdeno Chara Bos 49
12 Joe Corvo Car 45
13 Kimmo Timonen Phi 44
14t Brent Burns Min 43
14t Chris Pronger Anh 43
14t Marek Zidlicky Nsh 43
17 Lubomir Visnovsky LA 40
18t Pavel Kubina Tor 39
18t Mathieu Schneider Anh 39
18t Ryan Whitney Pit 39