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  1. A couple weeks ago, Russian leader Vlad Putin pubically called out the Moscow Menace for disgracing the powerful country of Russia. Their lack luster play compounded by continuous losses, had the Russian population in a tizzy. But now have the Menace turned over a new leaf? Moscow is coming off back to back wins for the first time this season and quite possibly the first time in franchise history. The Menace are the highest scoring team in the VHL but also give up the most goals. The New high flying Menace have eclipsed the ten win mark, which they failed to accomplish last season. However the team still is 7 points away from even being considered a contender. A revamp of the defense could lead to more victories for the franchise in their sophomore season. With Goaltending and offense seemingly locked down for the next couple of years it's up to the defense to make or break this team.
  2. 1. Since he's originally from the states, he'd most likely represent the USA. For now I think he's content with being in Europe. 2. My favorite teammate is Beau, We had alot of time together in Houston and it's been an enjoyable time here in Moscow. Though he's been quiet in the locker room lately I'm sure he'll come back to himself. 3. I think we're coming into our own. We're young and we realise that this season is more about growth than victory. 4. I saw a man with nipple tassels that were made by adidas. I never thought that adidas would make something so racy. 5. I think I'd rather be on a good team as a back up. However, Ive enjoyed watching myself become a competitive man between the pipes. 6. I think we have a really good chance and I hope I can lead us to success.
  3. HEY EVERYBODYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Answer these questions for a whopping 2 TPE!!!!! Isn't that GREAT! 1. As we pass the first third of the season we sit one win away from our team goal of double digit wins! How do you feel about possibly becoming the most successful team in Moscow history?! 2. Who do you credit the most to our victories? 3. Earlier this month Vlad Putin voiced his displeasure in the state of affairs of our team. Do you believe he's justified to be angry with the Menace? 4. What are some differences you've noticed between the VHLM and the VHL? 5. What's your pre-game meal? Does it change or is it always constant? 6. Are you superstitious? Is there a routine you must do prior to every game in order to feel like you have a chance to succeed?
  4. The following excerpt is from a recent interview with Moscow Menace Goaltender Owen May. The entirety of the interview can be found at The Athletic Website: Preview [Replying to question What has been going through your head this season?] "It's honestly been a whirlwind. I feel like I haven't been able to get a firm hold on what I'm doing and have felt like I've been drowning. I've found it very difficult to get up in the morning and come to the rink. I have felt since ever I came back to America, I have done nothing but drown. I've been slipping below the surface time and time again, only coming up for air to keep me alive. I've been reaching out to everyone and I have been trying to get help. You know there's days I make fifty saves and we lose and there's days I let five in and we win. It's frustrating not having my effort line up on the score sheet. This isn't the type of player I wanna be known as and not the type of player that sticks around in the league for long. I could really use some vetran guidence but that's the thing about being the starter, you gotta be the guy who sets the example, and that's something I just haven't been able to do."
  5. Our world is cruel and no one knows that better than Owen May. The Goaltender has been praised as possibly one of the hardest working goalies in his draft class. He's often found himself highly rated among GM's, Teammates and Selection Committees. But why have the results never followed? Today we're going to take a in depth look at the failures and short comings May has experienced as a goaltender. Last season the Houston Bulls had a remarkable year. As s brand new team introduced to the VHL they finished the regular season in third place. They did so with a solid offensive core that stood out on the national stage. The Bulls finished third in almost every category except for overtime losses. With a top 4 d that had the likes of Jerry Garcia, who was drafted 7th overall to the newly founded Malmo Knighthawks and Beau Buefordsson who would be drafted later in the draft to stand in front of Owen May once more for the Moscow Menace. So May must have been a key contributor to the success down in Houston? Right? Wrong! May produced a .882 save percentage, a 2.99 Goals Against Average and tied for shutouts with fellow Moscow Goaltender Chase with four total. He faced 1800 opportunities which is a typical amount to face in 72 games but May failed to find consistency, a problem that plagues him still today with the Menace. With the Menace, May has played a total of 24 games while sporting a .886 save percentage and a 4.01 Goals Against Average. It could be argued that May has faced many more shot opportunities than should be expected of a young goaltender. In Houston may faced an average of twenty five shots per sixty minutes, while in Moscow, May has faced ten more shots per sixty minutes. If the trend were to continue, May would face over four hundred more shots this season. So there's obviously some trouble in front of May that has left him out to dry but why is the blame put on May if there's statistical proof that May has been forced into a heavier workload? Well his back up Chase has been showing up when called upon. The second leg of the rookie tandem has produced a .964 save percentage, which is extraordinarily high for a goaltender who has been one of the lesser active goaltenders in the league. In it's justification Chase has appeared in two relief appearances for May and has mustered one start as a third of the season has passed. He faces an average of 29 shots per 60 minutes, again a high stat but he has played a combined time of 115 minutes which is five short of a full two games. So why can May not find the same results in front of adversity? It's unclear, Chase has been a better leader in the locker room and maybe that helps his defenders take shots for him. Only time will tell if May is a wasted pick and Chase is the goalie of the future.
  6. I'm applying for Asia. I think it would be a good test to see if I should step into the gm world for the VHL/VHLM
  7. 1. Be patient. The league does not favor goaltenders and it can be emotionally taxing. Just keep putting in the work and eventually it will come. 2. COMPETITIVE GAMES. I WANT THE CUP BABY....lol. But honestly I'm here to win and have fun. 3. Yellow, I'm kind of a copy cat. That was my best friends favorite color and over time it became mine. 4. Championship. No doubt, I wanna win. Finals mean nothing. 5. CCM. It was the gear gifted to me by a friend and I've refused to get anything else. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ P.S- Make sure to ask 6 questions! I'm very grateful you took time to ask questions but just for future reference!
  8. 1. Definitely reaction time. Getting deflections and in tight opportunities are parts of my game I feel comfortable with. 2. Consistency, very often in this early season I have games where I make 47-50 saves but turn around and have games where I go 17-21. It's tough to have confidence if that pattern continues. 3. I think the big time games! Obviously, Moscow is a long way away from reaching that point but I feel we'll get there eventually. I want to play in games where the entire league stops to watch 4. At times I've had to deal with some unkind people but the general population of the league has been very kind and supportive. It's been a fun time being here. 5. Win double-digit games. I'd like to be recognized as a top goalie and you can't do that without winning. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- P.S- Make sure to ask 6 questions! I'm very grateful you took time to ask questions but just for future reference!
  9. A New Week, 6 New questions! 1. Moscow has fallen to last in the standings. Is there reasons for hope or is the season lost already? 2. Who has stood out as the best player on this team? 3. Is there someone who's level of play has surprised you? 4. Every team has a rival. Who would you consider to be Moscow's rival? 5. If you were given the opportunity to redesign the Moscow Menace jerseys would you do it and what would your design be? 6. If you were to choose one area where the Menace needs to improve, what would it be?