Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by TomWaits, Aug 29, 2004.
Who are the starting goalies for each country?
thanks in advance
Kiprusoff will likely be the starter for Finland. Brodeur is the likely starter for Canada. Vokoun is the likely starter for the Czech Republic. KÃ¶lzig is a lock to start for Germany.
It really is too early to tell for the other nations.
I'm pretty sure Esche will be the starter for Team USA.
That's surprising. I would think it'd be Conklin after his good showing in the exhibition games and the recent World Championships.
Conklin hasn't played that great in the exhibition games, especially compared to the other two goalies.
dipietro is lock to start for usa
he is by far beter than esche and conklin
Actually he's not. But hey, you can think what you want.
I think Tretiak will have to step in for the Russians
IMHO.. I'd start Lehtonen over Kiprusoff. Call it a hunch.
if you had seen the clinic that esche put on in the USA\Russia game, you wouldn't say so.
and EHC...conklin is the only US goalie to have even given up a goal..and he gave up some bad ones. Esche and DiPietro are pretty much a lock to be 1-2. Both have been impressive.
Lehtonen is too young for this kind of pressure IMO. They'd get creamed with him in nets. Call it a hunch.
Sweden: Mikael Tellqvist
Finland: Miikka Kiprusoff
Germany: Olaf KÃ¶lzig
Czech Republic: Tomas Vokoun
Slovakia: Jan Lasak
Russia: Maxim Sokolov
USA: Robert Esche
Canada: Martin Brodeur
Separate names with a comma.