Sunday, November 26, 2006

Keep your chin up, boys!

Yaroslavl is on a two-game losing streak! Fortunately for me, the Oilers are winning, although their defense could use some work. If you know what I mean.

So let's talk outcome! On 21 November, Yaroslavl lost to ЛАДА Tolyatti (that's the best the translator could do) three to one. No points for Ulie, but he received two minutes for "footstep." I have no idea what kind of penalty that would be. With the previous penalties I sort of had an idea what they might be. This one? Not one.

On 23 November, Yaroslavl was shutout by SALAVAT YULAEV with a score of 1-zip. No points or penalties for The Mangler. Yaroslavl is back at home on 26 November to play Metallurgist Magnitogorsk (sans Malkin mwahahaha) and then on 28 November (and Ulanov was once on TSN's Off the Record to discuss the Pronger fiasco...) to play Tractor Chelyabinsk, which has an excellent team name.

I'll bet he has a really strong grip.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Yaroslavl takes down Moscow, 6 to 2.

Yaroslavl beat Moscow on Friday with a score of 6-2! Ulanov got an assist (the fan club is very proud of him) and a penalty for "pushing aboard." Next up, Yaroslavl plays an away game on the 21st somewhere with a name that Babblefish refuses to translate.

Also, thanks to our correspondent over in Yaroslavl, Yaroslav (without the 'L') Neelov! We owe most of our information and all of our pictures to this person!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Уланов Игорь's first game!

First of all, the fan club would like to extend our thanks to our friend over in Russia who has been keeping us informed and sending us pictures. I'll post the name as soon as we get permission.

Yaroslavl Lokomotiv played at home yesterday, Nov. 15th against Amur Khabarovsk and beat them 5-3. After extensive use of online translators, I have determined that Igor Ulanov (whose profile is now up) did not score a goal, but got two penalties: a 2 minute for "delay by the hands," and a 10 minute misconduct for the "insult of the judges and the bahaviour of the players." Sexy. It appears as though Ulanov (Уланов!) has adopted the number 5 as his jersey number, one that he has also worn in the NHL. SIGH. He looks so much better in blue.

Next up: Yaroslavl plays at home tomorrow, Nov. 17 against the Moscow Wings of Councils (?) who they plast played on Sept. 19. The Wings of Councils are undoubtedly shaking in their skates, for the smackdowns delivered by Ulanov are fierce!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Remember, remember the fifteenth of November...

While Don E. Coyote and I were in the CJSR DJ booth this morning from 4-6 doing our radio show, we started talking about Ulanov.

Because of the information we received in an e-mail, it dawned on us that Igor Ulanov could have been practising for his game tonight at that very moment, as he is ten hours ahead of Edmonton. It made us giddy. So if tonight is his first game, we wish him good luck!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Igorem Ulanovym:protector

The news article on the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv website, courtesy of a little help grom Babblefish:

02.11. Change in the composition of command Is signed contract with protector Igorem Ulanovym (1969 г.р.), past season advocated club NKHL "Edmonton". Otzayavlen from the composition of command protector Vladimir Gusev.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Hit me, Yaroslavl!

This site has received a hit from Yaroslavl. This makes the fan club happy.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Me thinks a detective I is.....

Using my god-like powers of deduction, and those of my german brother, we have found what we are pretty sure is Igor's name in Russian, although it is as of yet, unconfirmed. Here goes though...

Гусев Владимир

Rock on, Гусев Владимир!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


The fan club received an e-mail today from a Russian e-mail address, stating that Mr. Ulanov's first game with Yaroslavl will be on the fifteenth of November. I've been trying to find him on the roster (there is also apparently some sort of poll up on the site) for a while now, but I've had to go only by birthdates or pictures and I haven't found him yet. It's times like these that I wish I spoke Russian...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

There is a special Ninth circle of Hell....

... and it is reserved for arrogant referees. It's a little late, but I know we all still feel it. Stupid Magoo (don't know how to spell it) is a disgrace, and MacT shouldn't have to pay that fine. Anyways, no new information there, but something to consider: would Magoo have made that call stick when faced with a certain intimidating russian? I think not. We miss you Igor.