Sunday, September 26, 2004


Extraleague Update Machine: 09-26-04

Desire is irrelavant, I am a Machine!

On with the updates...


1. In Saturday's 'Hockey Night in Czechia' game, Jarom�r J�gr and HC Kladno beat up on Znojmo 4-1. J�gr went wild with 3 goals and an assist with a +2 rating and 2 PIM. Teammate Tomas Kaberle finished with 2 assists and a +2 rating. For poor Znojmo, Karel Rachunek went -1 with 2 PIM.

2. TRINEC(!) won its first game of the season 4-2 over the hot Liberec White Tigers. They are now out of last place, and I can breath a sigh of relief. Surprisly, Radek Bonk has one of the best players for Trinec so far and he's done a hell of a lot more than Hejduk (who still doesn't have a point!)

Stats from today's games...


1. Ladislav Nagy (pictured) and Martin Strb�k made their debut for HC Kosice today in a nice 3-2 win over Zvolen. Nagy (playing on a line with Jiri Bicek) finished with 1 assist and 4 PIM while Strbak had all zeroes.

Other Stats:
Ronald Petrovick� (Zilina), 1 assist and +1 (7-1 win over poor Dubnica)
Jiri Bicek (Kosice), 0 pts and -2 with 12 PIM
Lubo Visnovsky (Slovan), 0 pts, even, 10 PI
Mari�n G�bor�k (Trencin) 1 goal, 2 assists, +2, 14PIM (Trencin rolling with a 9-2 win)
Mari�n Hossa (Trencin) 1 goal, 3 assists, +3
Pavol Demitra (Trencin) 1 goal, 3 assists, +3

Yesterday was the season opener for the Vancouver Giants (WHL) and the Giants won 6-4 in front of a record crowd (8,900). I'll have pics and scouting reports in the next couple of days.

It sounds as if the NHLers need a bigger chalenge. Sounds like Jarg and Gaborik are wiping the ice with the rest of the Euro talent.

They should play with a handicap... maybe spot the other team like 3 or 4 goals.. then see what happens!
Well, with the exception of Trencin (Hossa, Gabo, Demo) running over the competition in Slovakia, the NHLers haven't exactly been dominating the competition otherwise.

The level of competition is quite strong in the Czech Extraleague...and you have to recall that the Czech League has more NHLErs than the others, so the competition spreads out a bit and the quality is high.
The NHL players aren't running roughshot over the competition, which speaks volumes of the level of play over there. Jagr may have had a 4point night, but he's not really scoring at an amazing pace compared to his NHL totals.
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