Slovakia announces Final Roster (although may change tommorow)

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  1. 12# Peter Bondra

    12# Peter Bondra Registered User

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    The final roster so far:

    Brankári: Ján Lašák (Moeller Pardubice/ČR), Rastislav Staňa (SK Södertälje/Å véd.), Karol Križan (HKm Zvolen)

    Obrancovia: Martin Å trbák (CSKA Moskva/Rus.), Ľubomír ViÅ¡ňovský, René Vydarený (obaja Slovan Bratislava), Richard Lintner (Fribourg Gotteron/Å vajč.), Zdeno Chára (BK Färjestad/Å véd.), Radoslav Suchý (Tatravagónka Å KP Poprad), Ivan Majeský (Sparta Praha/ČR), Dominik Graňák (Slavia Praha/ČR)

    Útočníci: Žigmund Pálffy, Jozef Stümpel (obaja Slavia Praha/ČR), Miroslav Å atan (Slovan Bratislava), Pavol Demitra, Marián Hossa, Marián Gáborík (vÅ¡etci Dukla Trenčín), Michal HandzuÅ¡, Richard Zedník, Vladimír Országh (vÅ¡etci HKm Zvolen), Marcel Hossa (Mora IK/Å véd.), ĽuboÅ¡ Bartečko (Dinamo Moskva/Rus.), Peter Pucher (ZnojemÅ¡tí Orli Znojmo/ČR), Juraj Å tefanka (HC Vítkovice/ČR), Branko Radivojevič (HS Lulea/Å véd.)

    Obsut, Stehlik and Nagy cut as Nagy was injured in todays game :shakehead :( .
    BUT he will undergo medical tests and still may go to Austria and replace one of the attackers.

    Its HORRID Marcel Hossa made the team. He just sucked today.
     
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    What led to Obsut being cut? He was your 2nd best defenseman at the world cup behind Chara
     
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    Dont know really. He didnt play a bad game or make any mistakes like Lintner. Id take him over Vydareny to be honest.
     
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    The coach said he wasnt taken due to his left handed shot and opted for a right handed shot D-man.
     
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    Wow! The Slovaks took Vydareny over Obsut?!
    Even with the leftie/rightie issue, that makes no sense to me. Obsut is an okay dman while Rene V is an adventure in his own zone...sort of a Bret Hedican, but with zero hockey sense.
    Bizarre.
     
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    Some might say Bret Hedican does'nt have a lot of hockey sense either.
     
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    isn't vydareny left handed shot too?
     
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    That "Útočníci" is scary. Why there`s not Martin Bartek? Was he even close to get to the team?
     
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    great offence again this year :)

    I have hopes the D will do well , i dont know how everyone performed this year trough .
     
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    Just a guesswork lineup, to see what each line looks like:

    Satan - Demitra - Palffy
    Gaborik - Stumpel - Hossa
    Orszagh - Handzus - Zednik
    Bartecko - Pucher - Radivojevic

    That's maybe the best forward group of all the national teams.

    If they pair up Chara with a real defenceman instead of Lintner and if Lasak plays as well as he usually does in international tourneys, Slovakia could win gold!
     
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    Looks tough. I'd say Slovakia has the best team on peper, but we'll see...
     
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    I like Slovakia for this tournament. As always, goaltending is the key.
     
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    Why didn't Stehlik make the cut?
     
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    He is not reliable in his own end. I was also surprised that Obsut was cut.
     
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    the best ? hardly and how do you figure ?

    Canada lines up with
    Gagne - Thornton - Nash
    Smyth - Morrison - Heatly
    Maltby - Draper - Doan
    Fisher - Marleau - Morrow

    Slovakia isnt even close when it comes to line composition. Sure they have a few flashy floaters, but thats it.

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    Pepper but no salt?
     
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    Those "flashy floaters" as you put it have more firepower than Canada and are certainly well suited to the bigger ice. They have also played all year unlike a few of our guys. Slovakia's third line is also very impressive IMO and at least on par with Maltby, Draper and Doan because none of those guys have played this year IIRC. Zednik is a playoff monster and Handzus ain't bad either in big games. Orszagh hasn't been in the playoffs but he's a gritty player who should do well under pressure.

    So that's how I figure they're among the best in the tournament, which if you'll notice is all I was saying.
     
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    Zednik a playoff monster? Since when?
     
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    Have you watched him in the playoffs lately? Guess not.
     
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    Why do you always have to single out everything related to the Habs...of everything he wrote in that post, that's the only thing you want to debate?

    Jeez.. :shakehead
     
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    Where Palffy goes, Stumpel goes. So your top six is probably going to be:

    Satan - Demitra - Hossa
    Gaborik - Stumpel - Palffy
     
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    He wasnt even invited.
     
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    Well, the lines yesterday were:

    Satan-Stumpel-Palffy
    Nagy-Demitra-Hossa

    But Nagy is defintely OUT, so I dont know who will now be the 2nd LW.

    But you are right: Stumpel-Palffy will be together for sure.
     
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    Well, Vydareny made BIG strides to improve his game this year and he is now a reliable D-man.
     
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    That's one scary offense if I ever saw one.
     
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