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In The Spotlight

G Jaroslav Halák​

Halák is Slovakia’s best bet in goal, he’s proving that this season. Whether he’s still a member of the Canadiens or not when the Olympics start, he is the Slovakian goaltender that is most capable of stealing a game or two, which is paramount in a short tournament like the Olympics.

D Zdeno Chára​

He makes the coaching staff’s job easy. Down a goal? Put Zdeno Chára on. Protecting a lead? Put Zdeno Chára on. Killing a penalty? Put Zdeno Chára on. He’s a workhorse and is able to play in any situation that the coaches of Slovakia could throw at him.

RW Marián Gáborík​

Gáborík’s stayed in good health throughout the NHL season so far, and is a dynamic offensive player that any team in the Olympics wishes was on their side. Along with Marián Hossa, he will make up a large part of Slovakia’s offense. Being the only player to score 5 goals in a single NHL game this decade is an example of how dynamic Gáborík can be.

Full Roster

Peter Budaj, Colorado Avalance (NHL)
Jaroslav Halák, Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Rastislav Staňa, Severstaľ Čerepovec (KHL)

Ivan Baranka, Spartak Moskva (KHL)
Zdeno Chára, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Milan Jurčina, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Andrej Meszároš, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Andrej Sekera, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Martin Štrbák, HK MVD (KHL)
Ľubomír Višňovský, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Ľuboš Bartečko, Bern (NLA)
Martin Cibák, Spartak Moskva (KHL)
Pavol Demitra, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Marián Gáborík, New York Rangers (NHL)
Michal Handzuš, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Marián Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Marcel Hossa, Dinamo Riga (KHL)
Tomáš Kopecký, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Žigmund Pálffy, HK 36 (SLK)
Branko Radivojevič, Spartak Moskva (KHL)
Miroslav Šatan, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Jozef Stümpel, Barys Astana (KHL)
Richard Zedník, Lokomotiv Jaroslav (KHL)

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I told y'all to watch out for Slovakia. Good to see them beat the Russians.

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Whoop. My dark horse team has had a good run. Too bad it comes to an end tomorrow night. I hope they atleast go home with the bronze.

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Slovakia places Fourth in the Olympic tournament.

Forward Statistics

Pavol Demitra – 7GP, 3G, 7A, 10Pts, 2PIM

Marian Hossa – 7GP, 3G, 6A, 9Pts, 6PIM

Michal Handzus – 7GP, 3G, 3A, 6Pts, 0PIM
Richard Zednik – 7GP, 2G, 4A, 6Pts, 6PIM

Marian Gaborik – 7GP, 4G, 1A, 5Pts, 6PIM
Jozef Stümpel - 7GP, 1G, 4A, 5Pts, 0PIM

Zigmund Palffy - 7GP, 0G, 3A, 3Pts, 8PIM

Miroslav Satan - 6GP, 1G, 1A, 2Pts, 0PIM

Tomas Kopecky - 7GP, 1G, 0A, 1Pt, 2PIM
Lubos Bartecko - 5GP, 0G, 1A, 1Pt, 0PIM
Marcel Hossa - 7GP, 0G, 1A, 1Pt, 0PIM

Martin Cibak - 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0Pts, 6PIM
Branko Radivojevic - 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0Pts, 6PIM

Defenseman Statistics

Lubomir Visnovsky - 7GP, 2G, 1A, 3Pts, 0PIM
Zdeno Chara - 7GP, 0G, 3A, 3Pts, 6PIM

Ivan Baranka - 7GP, 1G, 0A, 1Pt, 0PIM
Andrej Sekera - 7GP, 1G, 0A, 1Pt, 0PIM
Martin Strbak - 7GP, 0G, 1A, 1Pt, 2PIM

Milan Jurcina - 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0Pts, 0PIM
Andrej Meszaros - 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0Pts, 4PIM

Goaltending Statistics

Jaroslav Halak - 7GP, 2.41 GAA, .911 SV%
Peter Budaj - 0GP, --- GAA, --- SV%
Rastislav Stana - 0GP, --- GAA, --- SV%

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Halak had a poor game. I guess when the pressure is really on a few bricks come out of the wall.

Oh well, a great tourney for my dark horse pick. Way to go guys! To bad you missed a medal.
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