Thursday, October 11, 2012

NHLers in Europe

A look around the European leagues at how some of the locked out NHL players are doing.
Stats are as of  Oct 11, 2012 (GP-G-A-Pts)

Czech League
Tomas Plekanec, Kladno 8-7-7-14
Jaromir Jagr, Kladno 8-4-8-12
Jiri Tlusty, Kladno 8-6-4-10

Jagr returns to his hometown squad of Kladno which he originally joined all the way back in 1984/85. Plekanec sits in 3rd place in league scoring and Tlusty may be primed for a breakout season. Or, maybe he's just playing with two stars on his line.

Ales Hemsky, HC Pardubice 7-2-3-5
David Krejci, HC Pardubice 3-2-0-2

A couple of other Czech natives not having quite the start they would have liked.

Michal Neuvirth, HC Sparta Praha 6gp-3.58GAA
Tuukka Rask,  HC Plzen 3gp-2.87GAA
 Ondrej Pavelec, Bili Tygri Liberec 6gp-4.62GAA

Seems the goalies are having a fairly rough beginning to the season as well.

Kontinental Hockey League
Evgeni Malkin, Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4-1-6-7
Sergei Gonchar, Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4-0-5-5
Pavel Datsyuk, CSKA Moskva 3-0-4-4
Ilya Kovalchuk, SKA St. Petersburg  2-0-3-3
Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moskva 2-1-1-2
Jiri Hudler, HC Lev Praha 4-0-1-1

Not a lot of goals being scored by these NHL stars.

Swiss League
Brooks Laich, Kloten 5-3-5-8
Joe Thornton, Davos 8-3-5-8
Logan Couture, Geneve-Servette 6-2-5-7
Rick Nash, Davos 4-4-1-5
John Tavares, Bern 3-2-3-5
Tyler Seguin, Biel 5-1-4-5
Patrice Bergeron, Lugano 1-2-2-4
Jason Spezza, Rapperswil 6-2-2-4

Finnish League
 Jussi Jokinen, Karpat 8-2-8-10
Valtteri Filppula, Jokerit 8-4-5-9
Erik Karlsson, Jokerit 6-1-4-5

Swedish Div 2
Anze Kopitar, Mora 6-2-6-8
Patrik Berglund, Vasteras 6-3-1-4

Stanley Cup winner Kopitar slumming it in the Swedish second division Allsvenskan.

British League
Anthony Stewart, Nottingham Panthers 4-1-2-3

Now this is what we call slumming it. Stewart under a point per game in England.

Germany Div 2
Chris Stewart, Eispiraten Crimmitschau 5-2-5-7
Wayne Simmonds, Eispiraten Crimmitschau 5-1-6-7

Tomas Tartar, SHK 37 Piestany 8-5-5-10

Tartar is poised to join Detroit if we have an NHL season, and may be ready to contribute,

Russia Div 2
Alex Semin, Sokol Krasnoyarsk 4-2-2-4

Semin playing for his hometown team in what is basically the Russian minor league.

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