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Ice Hockey 2015 - 2016 Discussion Thread

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phelps    253

It's nice to see how this thread started with the most news about the senseless World Cup of Hockey...

and right now that we're just arrived to the best moment of the Hockey season...almost everywhere (apart from the NHL, which has a month and a half left in their regular season) it's play-offs time!

so, I'd like to take a while to talk about those European Leagues which already ended their regular season...

in the KHL, CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl dominated the field in the Western Conference and overall, meanwhile in the Eastern Conference Avangard Omsk narrowly beat Sibir Novosibirsk for the eastern title...

then, the play-offs started and the first round is also almost done, with CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, SKA St. Petersburg (disappointing during the RS, but able to defeat the second best team from the RS, Lokomotiv, with a clear result of 4 games to 1) and the surprising Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod (4-2 over the no.2 seed and third best team from the RS, Jokerit Helsinki) advancing through to the Western Conference semifinals; on the other hand, in the East, Avangard Omsk and Sibir Novosibirsk are also through to the Conference semifinals, meanwhile the series Salavat Yulaev Ufa vs AK Bars Kazan and Metallurg Magnitogorsk vs Avtomobilist Ekaterinenburg are not over yet...

another Top European League that already ended their Regular Season is the Swiss NLA, with last year's runner-up ZSC Lions (Zürich) earning the honors in the first part of the championship...the play-offs are set to start tonight with a great match up between no.1 seed ZSC Lions and the team with the best attendance in Europe, SC Bern (that despite their super economical budget had another very disappointing RS...once again)...

in the Austrian Open league, EBEL, the usual suspect Red Bull Salzburg filled their contract in the RS...now let's see if they can confirm themselves also in the play-offs, which are running right now (round #1 is not over yet)...

all the other main European leagues, instead, have still another weekend of regular season to be played, so we will be back to make a summary in the next few days...


of course, any comment about the Ice Hockey European leagues is more than welcome...

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phelps    253
14 hours ago, stepansevs said:

Hi,When will it start this qualifications?


14 hours ago, Agger said:

September :)

from 1st to 4th of September, to be precise...;)


p.s. my 2 cents about those tournaments go on Belarus, Germany and Norway to qualify for the Games...

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hckosice    1,182

Jerseys for World Cup revealed. as expected the one for Team Europe is atrocious,but still better than the jersey for north america team:lol:


Team Europe





Team Czech Republic



Team Russia



Team North America



Team Finland



Team Canada



Team USA



Team Sweden


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hckosice    1,182

Also a special mention to Ľubomír Višňovský. officially retired:cry: another our legend gone :(

Visnovsky retires


Slovak World Champion played in four Olympics

Slovak defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky announced the end of his career after his team Slovan Bratislava had lost in the first playoff round of the Kontinental Hockey League against CSKA Moscow.

The 39-year-old played in the NHL from 2000 to 2015 for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and the New York Islanders but had to battle with back problems recently. He signed with Slovan Bratislava for this season and played 13 games notching ten points.

The 39-year-old became World Champion with Slovakia in 2002, represented his country in four Olympic Winter Games and ten World Championships.

In the NHL Visnovsky appeared in 883 NHL games registering 128 goals and 495 points. During the 2010/11 season he led all NHL defencemen in scoring with 68 points.

Visnovsky had his debut in professional ice hockey where his career ended, at Slovak Bratislava where he played in the top Slovak league as an 18-year-old six years before moving to the NHL.

During his junior years he also managed to play at U20 World Championships at three levels right after the country’s independence from the C-Pool in 1994 to the top-level World Juniors in Boston in 1996.

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Finnator123    54
On 2.3.2016 at 0:14 AM, hckosice said:


Preliminary Roster


The initial 16 names for the roster of Team Europe, comprised of players from outside the other European nations competing in the World Cup, was released.

“It’s exciting to be a part of it,” said Swiss defenceman Roman Josi. “It’s a special situation with Team Europe…I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and I think we’re going to have a good team.”

Team Europe will not only be a mix of nations but also young and old. Along with experienced veterans like blueliners Zdeno Chara and Mark Streit, the team also named up and coming superstars including Swiss defenceman Roman Josi and talented German forward Leon Draisatl.



  • :DEN Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders, USA, NHL


  • :SVK Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL
  • :SUI Roman Josi, Nashville Predators, USA, NHL
  • :GER Dennis Seidenberg, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers, CAN, NHL
  • :SUI Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers, USA, NHL


  • :DEN Mikkel Boedker, Colorado Avalanche, USA, NHL
  • :GER Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, CAN, NHL
  • :DEN Jannick Hansen, Vancouver Canucks, CAN, NHL
  • :SVK Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
  • :SLO Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings, USA, NHL
  • :DEN Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Tomas Tatar, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL
  • :AUT Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild, USA, NHL
  • :NOR Mats Zuccarello Aasen, New York Rangers, USA, NHL

Head Coach:
Ralph Krueger

Can i add 2 more Danish players from the KHL? :d:p 

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Danylove80    0
On 2/3/2016 at 8:42 PM, stepansevs said:

Hi,When will it start this qualifications?

France, Kazakistan and Norway? we haven't any chance for 2018...

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Danylove80    0

Women's World Championship 2016 Division 2B in Spain:

Result of 3rd day:

New Zealand - Australia 1-12

Mexico - Turkey 6-1

Spain - Iceland 3-2

Ranking after 3rd day (The first team promoted in Division 2A, The last relegated in Division 3):

Spain 9
Australia 7
Iceland 6
Mexico 5
Turkey 0
New Zealand 0


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phelps    253
1 hour ago, Danylove80 said:

France, Kazakistan and Norway? we haven't any chance for 2018...

we wouldn't have any chance even if we play against the other division B teams...there's no need to involve those top class teams to sweep us out of the Olympics...:(:facepalm::wall:

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On ‎2016‎-‎03‎-‎02 at 11:21 AM, hckosice said:
World Cup roster announcements

Finland, Russia make the start

On 2 March is the deadline to announce the first 16 players for each team participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey that will take place in September in Toronto.

The World Cup of Hockey will be played from 17 September to 1 October at Air Canada Centre.

The eight teams will start a preliminary round in two groups. Group A includes Canada, the Czech Republic, USA and Team Europe with players from other than the four already competing countries. Group B consists of Russia, Finland, Sweden and Team North America with top under-23 players born in Canada and the United States.

Wow, I love our team already.  but the sweater ugh!  lol:yikes:

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hckosice    1,182

New Zealand won over Turkey 7-4 today in Jaca during the 4th round of the womens Division II B world championships, which means that Turkey is relegated to the womens division III WCh next year.

before tomorrows last round still 3 teams are fighting for the promotion to division II A. Australia, Spain and Iceland. Especially to mention how Australia kept their chances alive, after tonights impressive win over the host Spain 4-1.


you can follow all results and stats of this competition here

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