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    Spengler Cup Spengler Cup 2016

    The 90th Edition. Let the speculation start once again! We had a great 2015 tournament and hopefully it will continue as successful.

    Personally I wouldn't mind Jokerit coming back, tho we had a better tournament than year ago, so I wouldn't mind coming back, but as the roster was minimal cause the injuries it looked kinda under performing. Next season we will have a whole different team with coach changing so I'd say we would do better.

    If KHL really wants to contend here they should send teams like CSKA or Dynamo, but the other thing will these clubs want to?

    Davos
    Canada
    Dynamo
    Bern
    Pardubice
    Slovan
    (Jokerit)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikke View Post
    The 90th Edition. Let the speculation start once again! We had a great 2015 tournament and hopefully it will continue as successful.

    Personally I wouldn't mind Jokerit coming back, tho we had a better tournament than year ago, so I wouldn't mind coming back, but as the roster was minimal cause the injuries it looked kinda under performing. Next season we will have a whole different team with coach changing so I'd say we would do better.

    If KHL really wants to contend here they should send teams like CSKA or Dynamo, but the other thing will these clubs want to?

    Davos
    Canada
    Dynamo
    Bern
    Pardubice
    Slovan
    (Jokerit)
    I don't see why any club would NOT want to take part in the Spengler Cup. It's one of Euro hockeys oldest and best known competitions!

    I'd love to see CSKA or Dinamo Riga (Biased I know :D) take part or hell even a team from the UK like Sheffield Steelers!
    Dinamo Riga, Manchester Storm

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    Here is my wish list for next Spengler Cup:

    HC Davos
    Canada
    Avangard Omsk or Dinamo Riga
    ZSC Lions
    Skelleftea AIK
    Black Hawks Chicago

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    I'd love to see ZSC Lions and a Swedish club, preferably Frolunda or Skelleftea. As I say every year, an NHL team, preferably an Original Six team. Hershey Bears from the AHL. I'd also love to see another USA Selects team like they did in the late 1980's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    Here is my wish list for next Spengler Cup:

    HC Davos
    Canada
    Avangard Omsk or Dinamo Riga
    ZSC Lions
    Skelleftea AIK
    Black Hawks Chicago
    Skellefteå is actually a nice shout! Also Frölunda would be good, but both play in CHL, and normally they don't even want to come here so that's a problem. I will stick into my wishlist above, but wouldn't mind some new league attending. Like Slovak Extraliga.
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    According to GM Jari Kurri, Jokerit will not participate in this years Spengler Cup. So, there's room for another KHL team perhaps.
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    Participants for the 90th Spengler Cup are set:
    HC Davos
    Lugano
    Team Canada
    Mountfield HK
    Dinamo Minsk
    Avtomobilist
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    Very disappointing and boring. Lugano again? Avtomobilist again? Just had these teams last year. No need for either to play two years in a row. Minsk has played relatively recently also. And Czech side Martin? Meh. I'm not excited for this tournament and that's never happened before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Very disappointing and boring. Lugano again? Avtomobilist again? Just had these teams last year. No need for either to play two years in a row. Minsk has played relatively recently also. And Czech side Martin? Meh. I'm not excited for this tournament and that's never happened before.
    I don't really mind. Will watch the games anyways, no matter who plays there. It's all about the atmosphere around it and carneval feeling. Obviously I would've also be happy if there was some new teams, but Avto did fine last year and Lugano was in the final. Plus I've never seen Mountfield on ice (not Martin, it's a Slovak side. It's Hradec Kralove) and actually as I checked they're roster there is some familiar names after all: Bednar, Bulik, Dej, Honejsek, Ihnacak, Kukumberg, Mertl and Pilar. Dinamo Minsk tho is kinda interesting cause it's basically Belarusian national team, so it's fun to see how they do.
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    The Swiss national team is going to participate in the 2017 Spengler Cup: http://www.20min.ch/sport/dossier/ho...r-Cup-19599868 (in German).

    (This doesn't really belong into this 2016 edition thread, but I don't want to start the 2017 thread yet, I hope this is ok)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildboar View Post
    The Swiss national team is going to participate in the 2017 Spengler Cup: http://www.20min.ch/sport/dossier/ho...r-Cup-19599868 (in German).

    (This doesn't really belong into this 2016 edition thread, but I don't want to start the 2017 thread yet, I hope this is ok)
    It's the 10th time the Swiss Nats will take part in the Spengler Cup after 1967, 1968, 1972 and again in 1974-1979. They have a 6-28-1 overall and a best finish of 3rd in 1976.

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    So couple days till start of Spengler Cup. Any predictions about winner?
    It's one of rare possibilities to compare strenght of NLA and KHL clubs and interesting to see if NLA clubs still dominate over KHL clubs as it was case in last seasons. At least this season results in Champions league show NLA clubs performing even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    So couple days till start of Spengler Cup. Any predictions about winner?
    It's one of rare possibilities to compare strenght of NLA and KHL clubs and interesting to see if NLA clubs still dominate over KHL clubs as it was case in last seasons. At least this season results in Champions league show NLA clubs performing even better.
    My personal fav final would be Canada - Dinamo Minsk. Canada's reason why I want them to make the final, and win the whole thing is obviously Chay Genoway :). Also, some interesting names in the team like Blue Jackets waiver adampt Gregory Campbell, a few time Wild goalie Zach Fucale and bunch of former NHLers like James Sheppard, Nick Spaling, Dustin Jeffrey, Mason Raymond and Cory Emmerton. For Dinamo perspective, they have been a competitive team after one season absence. With some interesting names, like Matt Ellison (who's in my oponion, top-10 player), Rob Klinkhammer and Marc-Andre Gragnani.

    Anyways I'm so ready for the festives!
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    No random streams anymore as every game is going to be live streamed on youtube, which is huge for me as there's no tv coverage down here. This made me even more excited!
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    Reinforcements for every club:
    Davos: Drew Shore, Adam Hall, Per Ledin
    Avtomobilist: None
    Dinamo Minsk: Aaron Palushaj
    Lugano: Elia Riva, Dominque Heinrich, James Wisniewski, Ryan Vesce
    Mountfield: Lukas Lhotak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikke View Post
    No random streams anymore as every game is going to be live streamed on youtube, which is huge for me as there's no tv coverage down here. This made me even more excited!
    Yes, It's huge plus for me as well because no TV translations in Latvia, hope the quality will be much better than those usual web streams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    Yes, It's huge plus for me as well because no TV translations in Latvia, hope the quality will be much better than those usual web streams!
    Watching on my tv via youtube and the quality looks great! Let the games begin!
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    I need to find a free live stream......the YouTube feed is geoblocked here in the USA as usual. :(

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    Avto - Lugano 2:4 usual story continues NLA clubs are better, somehow Lugano fully controled the game and Avto didn' t have many chances in this one. Youtube is streaming 1080p wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    I need to find a free live stream......the YouTube feed is geoblocked here in the USA as usual. :(
    Try these ones Marc:

    http://onhockey.tv/

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    Dinamo Minsk - Canada 3:3 after second.

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    Dinamo Minsk - Canada 7:4, fantastic game by Dinamo Minsk, enjayed it very much.

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    Day 1
    Lugano - Avtomobilist 4-2
    1-0 93 James Wisniewski (86 Linus Klasen)
    1-1 81 Dmitri Monya (22 Evgeni Chesalin)
    2-1 38 Raffaelle Sannitz (5 Ryan Wilson, 25 Maxim Lapierre)
    3-1 51 Ryan Gardner (17 Luca Fazzini)
    3-2 60 Artem Gareyev (28 Nikita Shchitov)
    4-2 86 Linus Klasen (25 Maxim Lapierre)

    Dinamo Minsk - Canada 7-4
    1-0 28 Oleksandr Materukhin (2 Kirill Gotovets)
    1-1 19 Andrew Ebbett (15 Dustin Jeffrey, 21 Mason Raymond)
    1-2 56 Maxim Noreau (19 Andrew Ebbett)
    1-3 21 Mason Raymond (36 Mark Flood)
    2-3 88 Evgeny Kovyrshin (19 Nikita Komarov, 28 Oleksandr Materukhin)
    3-3 14 Evgeny Lisovets (10 Matt Ellison, 28 Oleksandr Materukhin)
    3-4 56 Maxim Noreau (71 Jacob Micflikier)
    4-4 24 Dmitri Korobov (19 Nikita Komarov)
    5-4 88 Evgeny Kovyrshin (12 Rob Klinkhammer)
    6-4 13 Sergei Drozd (92 Roman Graborenko)
    7-4 19 Nikita Komarov (18 Kristian Khenkel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    I need to find a free live stream......the YouTube feed is geoblocked here in the USA as usual. :(
    Marc,

    or, maybe this is working:
    https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live/Switzerland/SRF-1-3
    https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live/Switzerland/SRF-zwei-4

    It's from here:
    https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live/Switzerland
    https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live

    Not sure, if this is working in the States...

    Cheers, Franco
    Cheers, Franco

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    Mountfield - Avtomobilist 4:3

    Hmm, KHL clubs start to loose also to Czech clubs... let' s see how this will develop further in tournament.

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    Canada - Davos 4:3, so nice and emotional this game was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    Canada - Davos 4:3, so nice and emotional this game was...
    Exactly. This is why Spengler is so phenomenal tourney. Goals, plays, even fights and the atmosphere. Hockey party at it's best.

    I've never celebrated a Canada goal that much as I did when Genoway shot was tipped by Ebbett :D he was named the player of the game for Canada also (Chay). He made an impact to their game with his skating and shooting capability.

    The most impressive team thus far? Lugano. Descipline game and a lot of skill (Linus Klasen, no need for introductions). Canada/Mountfield on the 2nd place in the power rankings. Altough, gotta love the passion and what it meant to Mountfield players to beat a KHL team. Especially Jarusek's 2nd goal as he celebrated mad.
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    Day2
    Mountfield - Avtomobilist 4-3
    0-1 81 Dmitri Monya (7 Nikolai Timashov, 12 Alexander Torchenyuk)
    1-1 96 Richard Jarusek
    2-1 16 Roman Kukumberg (15 Blaz Gregorz, 26 Jaroslav Bednar)
    2-2 15 Anatoli Golyshev (12 Alexander Torchenyuk)
    2-3 56 Michal Cajkovsky (93 Alexei Vasilevsky)
    3-3 16 Roman Kukumberg (28 Ales Palvas)
    4-3 96 Richard Jarusek (25 Andris Dzerins)

    Davos - Canada 3-4
    1-0 27 Per Ledin
    1-1 21 Mason Raymond (5 Chay Genoway, 15 Dustin Jeffrey)
    1-2 25 Cory Emmerton (88 James Sheppard)
    2-2 48 Daniel Rahimi (15 Tuomo Ruutu)
    2-3 71 Jacob Micflikier (3 Brandon Gormley)
    2-4 19 Andrew Ebbett (5 Chay Genoway)
    3-4 27 Per Ledin (65 Marc Wieser)
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    Lugano - Mountfield 4:3
    Former Dinamo Riga player Andris Džeriņš scored one goal and assisted on one it looks he takes fresh start there.

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    There was some information on allhockey.ru about Spengler Cup 2017 saying some national teams could return to the Cup (Canada, USA and Russia was mentioned) and also information about possible participation of new KHL chinese club Kunlun.

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    Day 3
    Lugano - Mountfield 4-3
    1-0 15 Gregory Hofmann (5 Ryan Wilson)
    1-1 22 Jiri Simanek (65 Rudolf Cerveny, 25 Andris Dzerins)
    2-1 15 Gregory Hofmann
    3-1 17 Luca Fazzini (25 Maxim Lapierre)
    4-1 90 Ryan Vesce (86 Linus Klasen)
    4-2 25 Andris Dzerins
    4-3 65 Rudolf Cerveny

    Dinamo Minsk - Davos 4-5
    1-0 12 Rob Klinkhammer
    1-1 14 Adam Hall (94 Drew Shore, 15 Tuomo Ruutu)
    1-2 32 Noah Schneeberger (70 Enzo Corvi)
    1-3 17 Perttu Lindgren (15 Tuomo Ruutu, 65 Marc Wieser)
    1-4 94 Drew Shore (27 Per Ledin)
    2-4 22 Danila Karaban
    3-4 71 Alexander Pavlovich
    3-5 70 Enzo Corvi
    4-5 71 Alexander Pavlovich (12 Rob Klinkhammer)
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    Cattini:
    1. Dinamo Minsk
    2. Davos
    3. Canada

    Torriani:
    1. Lugano
    2. Mountfield
    3. Avtomobilist

    QF:
    15:05 Mountfield - Canada
    20:15 Davos - Avtomobilist

    Semis:
    15:05 Dinamo Minsk - W7
    20:15 Lugano - W8
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    Davos - Dinamo Minsk probably was best hockey I have seen this year. Recommend to watch this game to everybody who likes hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    Davos - Dinamo Minsk probably was best hockey I have seen this year. Recommend to watch this game to everybody who likes hockey.
    Yeah! Both teams went at it and was a real pleasure to watch! Actually, all games in Cattini have been top quality, so it's a shame that Canada finished last so they'll face Dinamo Minsk in semis if they make there. From the other group Lugano is the clear front-runner and I see only them from Torriani to make the semis.

    It's been a very entertaining Spengler Cup once again and we have tons of hockey left!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JankS View Post
    There was some information on allhockey.ru about Spengler Cup 2017 saying some national teams could return to the Cup (Canada, USA and Russia was mentioned) and also information about possible participation of new KHL chinese club Kunlun.
    I can see USA coming back, rivalry with european players would be something to watch. Also, Kunlun Red Star for me would be the thing as so many Finns play in the team.

    Davos
    Canada
    USA
    Kunlun Red Star
    Zug
    Adler Mannheim

    They like they're 2 KHL clubs, but I think sending Kunlun would be enough marketing, if not replace Alder with one.
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    Mountfield - Canada 1-5
    0-1 19 Andrew Ebbett
    0-2 56 Maxim Noreau (89 Chris DiDomenico)
    0-3 3 Brandon Gormley (21 Mason Raymond)
    1-3 26 Jaroslav Bednar (15 Blaz Gregorc)
    1-4 21 Mason Raymond (36 Mark Flood, 19 Andrew Ebbett)
    1-5 40 Francis Pare (3 Brandon Gormley)

    Davos - Avtomobilist
    1-0 15 Tuomo Ruutu
    2-0 94 Drew Shore (56 Dino Wieser)
    2-1 15 Anatoli Golyshev (34 Pavel Turbin, 24 Rok Ticar)
    3-1 65 Marc Wieser (15 Tuomo Ruutu)
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    Dinamo Minsk - Canada
    Can't pick one from this. Could go to the distance and then it's just a flicker who will advance to final. Canada have showed dominance and they probably want a replay against Minsk and ofcourse beat them. In the other hand, Minsk is the only team that beat them, and by a margin. Minsk plays kinda Canadian hockey under head coach Woodcroft, so they will match thay physicality.

    Lugano - Davos
    Straight up two things come up in mind. 1. NLA style north and south hockey which will be entertaining and 2. Because of this the goalie matchup (I hope) Merzlikins vs. Senn would be a great one and the one who takes more game savers, will be strong for the win.
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    Thanks for the links guys. I have been able to watch and enjoy some of the games.

    The level of the hockey has been mostly top notch as expected.

    Avtomobilist was a disappointment, & Mountfield was only marginally better.

    The semi finalists all played some very good hockey though.

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    Exciting to see that we may get some new teams in for next year.

    Meanwhile, Canada has avenged its prior loss and knocked Dinamo Minsk out of the tournament with a 3-2 win.

    Lugano leads Davos 1-0 & is my pick to win the Spengler Cup this year.

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    Dinamo Minsk - Canada 2-3
    0-1 78 Marc-Antoine Pouliot (71 Jacob Micflikier, 89 Chris DiDomenico)
    0-2 89 Chris DiDomenico (56 Maxim Noreau)
    1-2 61 Andrei Stepanov (9 Fredrik Pettersson)
    1-3 5 Chay Genoway
    2-3 10 Matt Ellison

    Lugano - Davos 4-0
    1-0 86 Linus Klasen
    2-0 87 Dario Bürgler
    3-0 27 Alessandro Chiesa (91 Julian Walker, 25 Maxime Lapierre)
    4-0 13 Alessio Bertaggia
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    Canada - Davos in the final, again, rematch from last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikke View Post
    Canada - Lugano in the final, again, rematch from last year.
    Fixed
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    Final
    Canada - Lugano 5-2
    0-1 87 Dario Bürgler (19 Patrik Zackrisson)
    1-1 5 Chay Genoway (16 Nick Spaling)
    2-1 78 Marc-Antoine Pouliot (71 Jacob Micflikier, 89 Chris DiDomenico)
    3-1 25 Cory Emmerton (7 Blake Parlett)
    4-1 19 Andrew Ebbett (21 Mason Raymond)
    4-2 87 Dario Bürgler (93 James Wisniewski)
    5-2 16 Nick Spaling

    Congrats Canada!
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    I'm surprised- Lugano had played extremely well and to my mind looked to be the favorites, especially after dominating Davos in the semifinals. But I guess you can never count Canada out in this tournament. Tough for Lugano to lose the title game two straight years.

    Congrats to Canada!

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    Top 5 scorers:
    1. 19 Andrew Ebbett CAN 4+3=11
    2. 21 Mason Raymond CAN 3+4=11
    3. 56 Maxim Noreau CAN 3+1=4
    4. 5 Chay Genoway CAN 2+2=4
    5. Linus Klasen HCL 2+2=4

    90th Spengler Cup All-Star:
    94 Drew Shore HCD
    19 Andrew Ebbett CAN
    88 Evgeny Kovyrshin DMN
    93 James Wisniewski HCL
    56 Maxim Noreau CAN
    30 Elvis Merzlikins HCL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    I'm surprised- Lugano had played extremely well and to my mind looked to be the favorites, especially after dominating Davos in the semifinals. But I guess you can never count Canada out in this tournament. Tough for Lugano to lose the title game two straight years.

    Congrats to Canada!
    Yes it's exciting to see how different performance wise is national team compared to club team in such short tournament. A lot of talent there but little chemistry at the beginning and then chemistry and performance start to raise in the course of tournament. So they often start with losses but then supersede level of club teams which was confirmed here as well.
    Congrats to Canada!

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    Next year should be very interesting with the Swiss nationals taking part.

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