Friday, October 26, 2007

Gameday - Colorado

Just checking in...



As everyone knows, Mark Giordano and Andrei Taratukhin both chose to play in the Russian Superleague this season. As a matter of curiosity, I figured I'd check to see how they are doing over there. Unfortunately I couldn't find a site that would give me anything apporaching in depth stats for players over there, but here's what I did find...



Mark Giordano is playing for Moscow Dynamo. The team is currently sitting in 5th place in the 20 team league with a record of 8-5-5-3 for a total of 39 points (the Russian league uses a 3-2-1-0 point system with regulation win, OT/SO win, OT/SO loss, and regulation loss). Some of his fellow players on the team are Daniel Markov, Fedor Federov, Dmitry Afanasenkov, Jamie Lundmark, and Alexander Kharitonov (leading scorer).



Giordano's stats line is 16 gp 0 g 4 a 4 pts 10 pims ? +/-



Andrei Taratukhin is playing for Ufa Salavat Yulayev. The team is currently sitting atop the Russian Superliga with a record of 16-0-1-4 for a total of 49 points. Fellow players on Andrei's team are Konstantin Koltsov, Alexander Perezhogin, Oleg Tverdovsky, Stanislav Chistov, and Vladimir Antipov (leading scorer).



Taratukhin's stats line is 20 gp 4 g 4 a 8 pts 10 pims +6 +/-



I'm sure that this is a higher level of competition for them than they would get in the Quad Cities, but these numbers aren't exactly blowing me away. I'm very curious about how much time they are getting, and what kind of minutes those are. I realize it is much more than they would be getting in Calgary right now (Taratukhin at least), so I'm not to worried about that, I'm just wondering how its helping their advancement as hockey players. What kind of help are they getting to develop their games?



On to tonight's game where the Flames get to make up for blowing 4-0 lead in Colorado last week. I don't have much of a pregame, as I think most of you have at least as good of an idea as to how Coloardo is doing heading into the game as I do. I am curious to see if Hejduk is back tonight though...



With only one road win for the Avs in four starts (and it was against the Oilers, so it doesn't really count), I'm feeling pretty confident about the boys chances, especially if they can play a complete game...



Flames win 4-1 while I'm out doing some scoring of my own...

3 comments:

walkinvisible said...

i was thinking about looking into gio's stats the other day, so thanks for doin' all the dirty work...

have a good game.
:)

MetroGnome said...

Thanks, I couldn't find these stats either.

It's hard to say if these are decent numbers or not. The Russian league is notorious for suppressing offensive stats AND we have no idea what capacity the players are being used. Is Gio getting PP at all? Who are Taratukhin's linemates?

Too bad there isn't a richer information source. Oh well.

Thanks again for the update.

Steal Thunder said...

With Markov just joining the team, I don't expect Gio to get much time at all (if he was getting much in the first place)...