Did anything break for Russia? #WorldJuniors# FocusOnRussia

Russian junior hockey team had a surprising appearance followed by surprising dominance at November´s international Karjala Cup, the men tournament showcasing Russia, Finland, Sweden and Czechia. The young team won it and I summarized how did they do it in the article. Lot of optimism led to disappointing finish for Russia at the World Juniors after losing bronze medal game to Finland. Combining my eyes and unique data I tracked I found three points that could be behind the slow but steady fall.

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What are chances of 6 Czech players to make NHL out of camp?

There are six Czech players that played first part of their 2020-2021 season in Extraliga in the Czech republic. Now they are going to compete for a roster spot on their NHL teams. This article looks at their performances (using data) in Extraliga in order to estimate their chances to make their NHL teams.

Who are we talking about? Three defencemen in Filip Hronek (Detroit), Jakub Zbořil (Boston), Libor Hájek (NY Rangers) and three forwards in Lukáš Jašek (Vancouver), Filip Zadina (Detoit) and Radim Zohorna (Pittsburgh).

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Speed, strategy, stars #KarjalaCup #FocusOnRussia

What did we learn from Russian U20 team performance at the 2020 Karjala Cup?

This article uses data-based approach to find out what was behind the dominant Russia U20 team victory at the Karjala Cup. I tracked all three games (6:2 vs Finland, 2:1 so. vs Sweden, 3:0 vs Czechia) with a focus on detailed data such as shot attempts, dangerous possessions, transitions, attack types or passing plays. I present to you four key findings.

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