Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by palsoft, Aug 10, 2004.
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You can ask me too. We will answer together (ak ti to nevadi).
Hehe skor mi to vobec neprekaza.. Sorry for the Slovak
is Palffy really a god in Slovakia?
Too bad Slovakia doesn't have a goaltender.
same could be said about USA
Palffy was never considered one but Satan was almost taken as a god (literally) after the 2002 WC's.
If Slovakia haven't any goaltender which didn't act in NHL, it doesn't mean, that Slovakia haven't good goaltender either.
All three golies have an experience from NHL and Lasak shows us, that his style in the face of NHL stars is great. It's not all about skills acquired in NHL.
Any goalie can be the best during such a short perdiod of time, Brian Boucher proved it earlier this year. Also, Lunqvist and Conklin were better than Luongo during the world championnships.
I wouldn't bet on Lasak or DiPietro outplaying any canadian goalie, but it could happens.
the goaltending will KILL any chance Slovakia has and it will probably take down the US and on the other hand could carry Finland
As a sens fan and a general fan of the underdog i have adopted Slovakia as my boys......i want to see the Slovaks play Canada in the final.
I like their attitude and style of play.
With The Tower of Trencin patrolling the blueline they won't need a great goalie
How do you say Go Slovakia Go!! in Slovak
Do you think Jaroslav Halak might be a future slovakia goaltender..... who is their future?
I am really looking forward to Slovakia putting on a good show. Their players will be pretty keen on showing the hockey World up for shabby treatment in past Olympics. If either Lasak or Stana can take the ball and run this team could be in with a shot.
There are a few ways of saying Go Slovakia Go but this is the main one: Slovensko Do Toho!
Our goalies are still young. Lasak is around 24, Stana too and Budaj is 22 I believe. Halak could become the next goalie but he will need to be better than them.
It's nice to see posts like this one on this thread, where everybody talks especially about weak goaltending
When we're talking about goaltenders...
If you compare this tournament to the 2002 Olympics only one team still has a big goaltender - Canada (Brodeur). No more Hasek, Khabibulin, Salo, Richter. There is a new generation coming! Lets hope that Tellquist, Bryzgalov and Lasak can outplay those like Brodeur!
Wasn't Stana one of the Top goalies in the AHL this past season? I can't wait to watch him. IMO the slovaks have a GREAT chance at winning this tournament
I think they have the deadliest offense in the tournament, but the rest of the team is in question. Their defense really isn't all that bad after Chara and Visnovsky. Majesky, Strbak, and Suchy are NHL defenseman and Mezei is still improving. In goal, someone always could step up and steal the show.
This team could go really far, IMO.
I think Lasak will be up to the task. Whenever I have seen him play at the World Championships, he plays well. In 2002 against the Swedes in the shootout, Lasak was outstanding. I think a lot of people who haven't seen him play are underestimating his ability, and I really do think that he'll surprise. And hopefully he can parlay that into an NHL job somewhere (does Nashville still hold his rights?).
Also at 2004 World Championship he was outstanding, i think he was the best goalie with highest save percentage, but Slovakia claimed only fourth place.
This season he's heading to Pardubice/Czech Rep. team. Hope, he'll be best
Yes, he was. But i don't know if Filc wants to give him some ice time, because on all tournaments the golie no.1 was Lasak. Who knows..
That just wasn't good to say. Esche/DiPietero/Conklin >>>>>> whoever Slovakia will run out there (Stanta?)
You really want to compare Slovakia's goaltending to any of the other countries in the World Cup?
Esche, Dipietro, or Duhnam are not any better than whoever Slovakia throws out there. Playing in Philly has proven that they can make any average goaltender look good. Esche is cleary USA best goaltender, but he's done nothing more internationally than any goalie Slovakia throws out there.
Czech Republic has Vokoun. I think people are forgetting that. Nabokov is just as good as Khabby. Not having Salo in net actually might be a plus for Sweden.
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