Pro Hockey in Europe

Discussion in 'Ice Hockey' started by mls_in_canada, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. mls_in_canada

    mls_in_canada New Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Waterloo, ON, Canada
    How can hockey fans in North America follow the leagues in Europe? With the huge influx of talent now having made its' way to Europe via the NHL, isn't it time that some of these games were televised? I for one would love to see AK Bars Kazan play. Have you folks seen their roster...Richards, Lecavalier, Kovalchuk, Antropov, Brathwaite, etc...sick!
  2. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sucks that there isn't TV coverage for those leagues. Maybe we can get some torrents somehow? I was hoping ESPN would get some of these leagues to supplant the NHL lockout, but they really just don't care about hockey in the first place. I get a lot of college hockey and farm league stuff, but I'd much prefer the Euro leagues.
  3. aloisius

    aloisius Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    You could ask about it in the Russia forum. Zenit explains how you can watch Russian tv in north America there.
  4. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is that the "Former Soviet Union" forum? I'll check there, thanks.
  5. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I predict that espn will start showing some of the games.
  6. atlheel

    atlheel New Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Atlanta/Chapel Hill
    If you're interested in specific players, I'd check out message boards specific to their teams. i.e., for Kovalchuk check out, there are usually a couple people with the language skills to keep up with official websites and foreign newspapers.

    And, you know, if you want an excuse to learn Russian, there's always that.
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  8. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. urtel

    urtel Member

    Jul 16, 2003
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    It's impossible to watch European hockey while in North America. With that being said, the Internet provides a wealth of options.

    SM-Liiga, Finland: If you wish to follow the Finnish game, a base of Finnish knowledge is advisable. ---> Urheilu has some video clips of games. Jääkiekko is the Finnish word for hockey. The official site is , though it is only in Finnish.

    Eliteserien, Sweden: The Swedish game is very similar to NHL stnadards. A lot of players are there now. is a very good site to see video clips. My favorite team, Linköping HC is a great website that contains a lot of links to other teams and the league.

    I can't help with the Russian or Swiss league, because I don't follow them.
  10. petersoccer

    petersoccer Red Card

    Dec 2, 2004
    No American or Canadian TV Channel would touch that SCAB ladden product. These players make me sick. What right do they have to go and take away the jobs of Europeans. Greedy bunch of Bastards that they are.

    Watch how they would react or will when replacment players are brought in. Hope it does not come to that. They were offered 54% of the League revenue. Lets see if they have common sense and take it.
  11. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What the hell are you talking about? The players aren't on strike, and nobody else is on strike, so how can you call them scabs? They are locked out of their current contracts, so of course they are going to find other work. Why would they waste their prime years not playing? The players shouldn't accept any of Bettman's dumb proposals because not only do the players lose, the fans do much much worse. A salary cap is bad for fans, period. Parity sucks, and when I liked the NHL, I was a fan of a small market team. But I still think forced parity sucks.
  12. petersoccer

    petersoccer Red Card

    Dec 2, 2004
    How do the fans lose when every team has a legit shot to put a winner on the ice.

    I dont want the NHL to become Euoropean Soccer where the rich few elite win year after year. That sucks. Whats wrong with a small side having a chance to win.
  13. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NHL players in Sweden:

    Chris Phillips
    Andreas Dackell

    *Mats Sundin
    *Marcus Ragnarsson
    Dan Boyle
    Nils Ekman
    Marcus Nilson
    Daniel Tjärnqvist
    Mariusz Czerkawski

    Martin Gerber
    Sheldon Souray
    Zdeno Chara
    Mike Comrie
    Christian Berglund
    Magnus Arvedsson

    *Daniel Alfredsson
    Sami Salo
    Samuel Påhlsson
    Per-Johan Axelsson
    Christian Bäckman
    Tom Koivisto

    HV 71
    *Jeff Halpern
    *Steve Konowalchuk
    *Anson Carter
    Anders Eriksson
    Brian Boucher
    Bryan McCabe
    Mathias Tjärnqvist

    Kristian Huselius
    Henrik Tallinder
    Mike Knuble
    Brendan Morrison

    *Kevin Weekes
    Niclas Wallin
    Tomas Holmström
    Justin Williams
    Mikael Renberg

    *Kim Johnsson
    Pasi Nurminen
    Janne Niinimaa
    Brett McLean
    Richard Park

    *Adrian Aucoin
    *Markus Näslund
    Peter Forsberg
    Pierre Hedin
    Daniel Sedin
    Henrik Sedin
    Mattias Weinhandl
    Mattias Timander
    Tommy Salo

    *Michael Nylander
    *Mattias Norström
    Andreas Lilja
    Daniel Cleary
    Shawn Horcoff
    Marian Hossa
    Marcel Hossa

    *Bill Guerin
    *Keith Tkachuk
    *Michael Nylander
    Dick Tärnström
    Niclas Hävelid
    Olli Jokinen
    Peter Ferraro

    Miikka Kiprusoff
    *Roberto Luongo
    Aki-Petteri Berg
    Henrik Zetterberg
    Fredrik Modin

    I might be forgetting a few, but that's the gist of it.

    * = Just signed/about to sign
  14. petersoccer

    petersoccer Red Card

    Dec 2, 2004
    I guess I spoke to soon.

    Sportsnet in Canada have some Sweedish League on . I saw a game last night. Mora Vs someone cant recall. It was brutal. The Level of Play is less that the AHL. I cant imagine how bad it is when there are no Scabs playing there.

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