If “Barys” under the leadership of Andrey Skabelka to be as bright as last season. The team new foreign players, what we expect from them? “Admiral” is again an outsider, but no longer as hopeless. Will the sailors to provide decent resistance “Barys”?
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
“Barys” has become one of the main sensations of last season. Little was expected of the wards of Andrey Skabelka, but the team from Kazakhstan showed high quality of hockey and finished the regular season in 2nd place in the East. In the playoffs were “torpedo” Nizhny Novgorod and won the series 4-3, and then lost in a series “Avant-garde” 1-4.
After the dissolution of the Troika North American Bochenski-Dawes-Boyd, few expected such a take-off of the team. However, “Barys” again lucky with the Legionnaires. Darren Dietz, Andre Pettersson, Patrice Cormier, Matt Frattin the same Brandon Bochenski and Kevin Dallman played great.
At the start of the 2019/2020 season, the coaching staff needs new leaders. Bochenski and Dallman ended his career. Andre Pettersson will continue his career in the Moscow “Dynamo”, Patrice Cormier and Matt Frattin — in “AK the leopard”.
Let’s get acquainted with new acquisitions of “Barys”. Whether they will be as effective as last year?
So, to compensate for the transfer losses the club has signed goalie Eddie Pasquale, forwards Eric Tangradi, Adam Hlavka, Corban knight and IIRO Pakarinen.
Please note that the signed goalie and 4 forwards. Care defender Dallman does not equal offset.
Pakarinen last season played for “Magnitogorsk” and 60 games scored 19 goals and made 7 assists.
Eric Tangradi has experience in 150 NHL games and AHL 467 matches; Hlavka spent 189 games in the AHL, knight 52 games in the NHL, 299 in the AHL. It is difficult to say whether they also harmoniously fit into the new team and League.
But I think that “Barys” will not be able to perform successfully as last season. Even if the newcomers will play to the “Barys” will have a very different attitude than last year.
Due to big financial problems “Admiral” last season he played in fact the part of the VHL level. Finished in the penultimate place in the East, beating “the Cupid”. The end of the season, the sailors held shock, showing commitment and character, has won 8 of 10 matches.
In the upcoming season of “Admiral” already have funds for transfers and the club signed 5 players.
Let’s get to know them:
- goalie Juho of Olkinuora, played for the Finnish “Pelicans”, was part of team Finland, who took gold world Cup 2019, though, and spent on the world Cup only 1 match;
- defenseman Adam Almquist, a Swede last season spent in the Swiss “Bern”, has experience of playing in the NHL (played for Severstal), mobile, good in the opponent’s blue line;
- defenseman Shawn Lalonde, canadian great team player, ably assisted in the attack;
- striker Martin BAKOS, Slovak, last season spent in Sochi (22 games, 7 goals, 8 assists) and the AHL;
- forward Marcus lung, the Swede can play anywhere in attack, has good speed, last season spent in the Swedish “XB-71” (52 games, 16 goals, 24 assists).
The team is undoubtedly stronger, but still the average level of players is low. Still other holes in the team, we had to salicylate players from the KHL. Although were in the team leaders last season, Glazachev, brothers Streltsov, the Vikharev.
The playoffs are unlikely to qualify for the far Eastern club, but battle capable.
2017 “Barys” — “Admiral” — 4:3
2018 “Admiral” — “Barys” — 3:1
2018 “Barys” — “Admiral” — 2:0
2018 “Admiral” — “Barys” — 1:3
2018 “Barys” — “Admiral” — 4:3
2019 “Admiral” — “Barys” — 2:1
Over the last 3 seasons the teams have met 6 times, 4 wins “Barys”, 2 — “Admiral”. The “Barys” has never won more than 2 goals.
The coefficients and forecast
“Barys” in the opinion of the bookmakers clear favourites of this meeting. Don’t want to question favoritki the home, but there is some doubt that victory will come easy. Barca has undergone major changes, almost all the leaders left the team and will the beginners a complete replacement far sooner.
“Admiral” having certain financial resources, a little stronger. The last PM saying that “Barys” not easy against the mariners.