Omsk « Avant-guard » meets in 1/ 4 plej - off with « Ak the Leopard »
Today Omsk “ hawks “ in Kazan meet with “ Ak the Leopard “. It will be the first match 1/ 4 plej - off Gagarin`s cup.
Here that on the eve of a match known trainers speak about our command:
Michael Varnakov, the world champion of 1986: At present “ Ak the Leopard “ much organizovannee in every respect, than “ Avant-guard “. Yes, at omichej a strong line of an attack, but also at “ Ak the Leopard “ there is a first superlink of Frosts - Mortensson - Zaripov and others excellent attacking. I do not think that with citizens of Kazan “ Avant-guard “ will wait those vratarskih gifts which has received from “ Salavat “. All - taki Frederik Norrena - the goalkeeper with experience of game in NHL. In my opinion, all will end without sensations. Omsk should be happy that with such game in the regular championship left in 1/ 4 endings.
Victor Tikhonov , the legendary trainer : About “ Avant-guard “ it is ready to tell the best words. Assumed that the Omsk club will win at “ Salavat Yulaev “ one game, but did not believe that takes all series! Psychologically “ Avant-guard “ will feel it very easy. A leah will suffice them it for victory - I doubt.
Andrey Nazarov, the head coach “ the Tractor “: “ Ak the Leopard “ - “ Avant-guard “. Here, probably, the favourite nevertheless citizens of Kazan. Even in spite of the fact that omichi have presented the main sensation plej - off, having beaten out from struggle of the winner of the regular championship Ufa “ Salavat Yulaev “ Especially “ leopards “ have easily enough understood with “ Barysom “ in 3 - h matches. However, “ hawks “ As still name hockey players “ “ Avant-guard “ too easily enough, in my opinion, have beaten “ Salavat “. And thanks to that have managed four games, already could be restored. At them after victory over operating champion emotional lifting. A leah
can “ Avant-guard “ to present one more sensation? And why is not present? For “ Ak the Leopard “ I think, the main thing now not to repeat the basic error “ Salavat “ - I mean underestimation of the rival which was in the regular championship 16 - m …
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