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14 октября 2003 года.
Rangers: Malakhov, Mironov struggling in their own end - Star-Ledger


GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Vladimir Malakhov and Boris Mironov have spent time with Rangers coaches in the past week, asking questions, watching video of themselves and pulling assistant coach and lead strategist Tom Renney aside for in-depth chats.

It's all in an effort to get better as a defense pairing, because Malakhov and Mironov have struggled while the Rangers have started the season 0-2 and have been outscored 10-3. The two defensemen have looked confused and nervous, they have been caught out of position on several occasions, and they have been a liability as much as a help.

As Malakhov sees it, the lack of control by him and Mironov seeps through the whole team.

"Me and Boris, we feel pretty good, but then we start playing and all of a sudden, we're trying to do somebody else's job and then we have a scramble," Malakhov said. "We have to settle down on defense, and then maybe everything will come from us, we'll be able to help out our forwards, they'll be more calm.

"If we help to not give up the goals, our forwards will score for sure. But right now, we go one goal down, and everyone on the bench gets nervous. The forwards are like, 'Oh no, we're one goal down and now we have to score right away,' and it starts to crumble everything. It has to come from the defensemen, we have to have more passion but settle down."

Of particular concern, according to head coach Glen Sather, is their performance coming out of their own end and avoiding turnovers that lead to scrambles.

"You see some of their mistakes, and they have been confused," Sather said. "They were finding that a lot of times, forwards were too far ahead of them, or the other defenseman wasn't curling underneath so they'd have another option to move the puck out. And several times, they're looking to pass and move the puck and they're passing behind (players) or into their feet, and they're dumping the puck in, but not deep enough or at the right time."

A failure to work well with the forwards to create a cohesive five-man unit is a problem that has plagued other Rangers defensemen, too, but Malakhov doesn't understand why.

"It's not the forwards' fault, it's all five guys," he said. "In the meeting (on Sunday), I said that it seems like we're trying to force something, whereas in the preseason games, the right play was just coming. We were more relaxed, and right now, it just seems like guys think they have to do something. You just have to go with the play and be simple. But now, it's almost like we're trying to do too much.

"Everybody is in great shape, everybody works hard, and then all of a sudden, we make big mistakes. The price for those mistakes is higher than in preseason games."

Страничка Владимира Малахова на сайте "Звёзды с Востока"


13 сентября. Владимир Малахов: "Сохранить российскую тройку!" - Спорт-Экспресс.

4 августа. Малахов снова стал «дьяволом». 

21 декабря. Владимир Малахов: "Возможно, сезон НХЛ стартует через 10 дней" // "Спорт-Экспресс"

9 марта. “Филадельфия“ усилилась Малаховым. 

7 ноября. Malakhov at heart of resurgence - НХЛ.com

4 ноября. Владимир Малахов: "Ковыряемся потихоньку" - "Спорт Экспресс"

7 июля. Интервью с В.Малаховым. "Лорды Нью-Йорка не шутят"

22 мая. Владимиру Малахова сделана операция на плече.

4 февраля. Владимир Малахов. Москва на Гудзоне - Советский Спорт

31 октября. Malakhov Is Turning It Up - The Newsday 


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