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hckosice    808
3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Which countries would benefit from the KHL not sending their players? I mean, I thought in general the NHL being assholes was bad for Canada and USA mostly, but surely the KHL being assholes as well is bad for Russia, Slovakia and others, meaning it'd be good for other nations? Without NHL and KHL, would the 2nd-level players in North America suddenly be the best again? Or players from Scandinavian countries or something? 

 

This should made some relatively important problems also for Canada. In fact after the NHL decision, they envisaged to send a team composed mainly from KHL players so the situation will not be so good for them as well if this disastrous scenario has to happen...but you know, the general depth of Canada is still impressively higher than in any other country, so you still must consider Canada as one of the favorites every time with every kind team they attend

 

here the Team Canada roster for the upcoming Euro Hockey Tour Karjala Cup tournament, very likely this will be the base of the Canadian Olympic roster for PC 2018

 

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/302573/v-nominacii-kanady-na-karjala-cup-aj-obranca-despres-zo-slovana/

 

For USA it looks better since they are not so strongly KHL oriented, the roster for the Deutschland Cup (Also practically the base of the Olympic team 2018)

 

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/303242/americania-na-nemecky-pohar-aj-s-giontom-ci-malonom/

 

In overall it´s like phelps said, the thing would benefit a lot the Swedes. But especially Switzerland and Germany would be the winners from this situation because of their strong national championships tradition..

 

For us this would be the disaster, we will be forced to send a similar team from the last world championships composed of players from SVK and CZE leagues, and we all know how the tournament ended, we avoided the relegation just by one single goal

 

However, I hope this will not happen and the KHL players will be allowed to represent their countries at the Olympics.

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heywoodu    1,109
2 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

This should made some relatively important problems also for Canada. In fact after the NHL decision, they envisaged to send a team composed mainly from KHL players so the situation will not be so good for them as well if this disastrous scenario has to happen...but you know, the general depth of Canada is still impressively higher than in any other country, so you still must consider Canada as one of the favorites every time with every kind team they attend

 

here the Team Canada roster for the upcoming Euro Hockey Tour Karjala Cup tournament, very likely this will be the base of the Canadian Olympic roster for PC 2018

 

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/302573/v-nominacii-kanady-na-karjala-cup-aj-obranca-despres-zo-slovana/

 

For USA it looks better since they are not so strongly KHL oriented, the roster for the Deutschland Cup (Also practically the base of the Olympic team 2018)

 

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/303242/americania-na-nemecky-pohar-aj-s-giontom-ci-malonom/

 

In overall it´s like phelps said, the thing would benefit a lot the Swedes. But especially Switzerland and Germany would be the winners from this situation because of their strong national championships tradition..

 

For us this would be the disaster, we will be forced to send a similar team from the last world championships composed of players from SVK and CZE leagues, and we all know how the tournament ended, we avoided the relegation just by one single goal

 

However, I hope this will not happen and the KHL players will be allowed to represent their countries at the Olympics.

Thanks. Very interesting to keep an eye on this, it might be something the bookmakers get wrong which gives 'us' the opportunity for some financial gain :evil:

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heywoodu    1,109

Interestingly, bookmakers already give Germany and especially Switzerland a much higher chance to win than Slovakia, I thought Slovakia would be higher :p 

 

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hckosice    808
19 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Interestingly, bookmakers already give Germany and especially Switzerland a much higher chance to win than Slovakia, I thought Slovakia would be higher :p 

 

After the last couple of years and all problems inside our federation, the terrible boycott of the National team from all our top players and idiotic and childish fights for the top places in the federation resulted this year in a team composed of some very low level and young players at this years world championships, the team finished 14th (our worst ever result) winning only one match against Italy and only after Overtime (and yet they played us the Slovenian anthem, so we finished for the first time the disastrous championship without listening at least once our national anthem :lol:) it´s definitely not a surprising fact to see us so down in the odds, but I still think that is not so black, the things started to work slowly this summer, the changes (very needed) happened, we have new coach, new National team officials, new worldly well known faces starting a common work and project, new visions and what is the most important - the end of the boycott (unfortunately this time our NHL players will not be allowed to play not because of their own decision but because of their league leader is a total asshole :() but with our complete forces I think we would be surely at least at the same level of GER or SUI

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phelps    106
2 hours ago, hckosice said:

 

This should made some relatively important problems also for Canada. In fact after the NHL decision, they envisaged to send a team composed mainly from KHL players so the situation will not be so good for them as well if this disastrous scenario has to happen...but you know, the general depth of Canada is still impressively higher than in any other country, so you still must consider Canada as one of the favorites every time with every kind team they attend

 

here the Team Canada roster for the upcoming Euro Hockey Tour Karjala Cup tournament, very likely this will be the base of the Canadian Olympic roster for PC 2018

 

https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/302573/v-nominacii-kanady-na-karjala-cup-aj-obranca-despres-zo-slovana/

 

yeah, but I think we should consider the word "relatively" very well...

 

because they can still make a team from this list of players (those currently playing in the DEL, NLA, SHL and EBEL only) and win the Gold medal in style...

 

to be honest, here I see some names other Countries wouldn't get even with the NHL guys going to the Games (they could actually build a team with all former NHLers...and I mean people who had a really relevant NHL career before shipping to Europe)...

 

DEL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=DEL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

NLA Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=NLA&startdate=2017&NationID=3

SHL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=SHL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

EBEL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=EBEL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

 

and I didn't even bother to link the Canadian players of the AHL and the other North-American leagues, nor the Shane Doan/Jarome Iginla duo, who's not completely ruled out the chance to live another Olympic experience with their National team, despite being officially retired from club Hockey...

 

p.s. there are almost more Canadian players in those 4 European leagues than Italian professional players registered here in Italy...:rofl::yikes::facepalm::wall:

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hckosice    808
6 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

yeah, but I think we should consider the word "relatively" very well...

 

because they can still make a team from this list of players (those currently playing in the DEL, NLA, SHL and EBEL only) and win the Gold medal in style...

 

to be honest, here I see some names other Countries wouldn't get even with the NHL guys going to the Games (they could actually build a team with all former NHLers...and I mean people who had a really relevant NHL career before shipping to Europe)...

 

DEL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=DEL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

NLA Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=NLA&startdate=2017&NationID=3

SHL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=SHL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

EBEL Canadians...http://www.eliteprospects.com/player_nationalities_in_league.php?LeagueID=EBEL&startdate=2017&NationID=3

 

and I didn't even bother to link the Canadian players of the AHL and the other North-American leagues, nor the Shane Doan/Jarome Iginla duo, who's not completely ruled out the chance to live another Olympic experience with their National team, despite being officially retired from club Hockey...

 

p.s. there are almost more Canadian players in those 4 European leagues than Italian professional players registered here in Italy...:rofl::yikes::facepalm::wall:

 

yes, that´s why I wrote the word - relatively :d I was pointing just the fact that after the big NO from the NHL, I´ve heard that Canada was thinking to send a team with basically KHL players, but ofc they have the capacities to build easily another strong team even without using players from the both mentioned leagues

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heywoodu    1,109
1 hour ago, monte88 said:

No!!! It's not fair. 

Complaints can be directed to the Russian government/sports authorities for f*cking up their athletes and the chances of their athletes. 

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hckosice    808

This will not happen I think, I´ve heard (some rumors) that Russian athletes will be allowed to compete but only as Independent athletes under the Olympic flag and they will not be allowed to march at the parade of nations during the opening ceremony...but as I said I´ve just heard it somewhere and I don´t even remember where..so very likely it may be also only a bullshit :p

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Janakis    87

The Declaration of the Olympic Truce

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The Declaration of the Olympic Truce signed on October 23rd, 2017, by the Mayors of Ancient Olympia, Ilida and Sparta – and then co-signed by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Thomas Bach, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Lee-Nak yeon, the vice-presidents of the International Olympic Truce Foundation, Mr. George Papandreou and Mrs. Fani Petralia, the President of the Hellenic Republic, HE Prokopis Pavlopoulos, prominent personalities, figures and organizations of international, regional and national standing, and, subsequently, via an electronic platform, by as many citizens of the world as possible – marks a substantial effort to bring to mind, once again, the significance of the Olympic Truce shortly before the XXIII Olympic Winter games PyeongChang 2018 take place.
You can also sign the petition HERE
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