Everything going on during the game is immediately clear to them and they would do everything better: the national coach is an amateur who should have hung up his hat years ago. Every second of the game would unfold better if only the players could read the mind of Mr Smarty Pants. You see, these are the type of fans who know best what the line-up should be, what tactics to deploy during a power play, what to do in short-handed play, and who should be called up to the team from the NHL. They blame the coach for ineffective line changes and poor decision-making when it comes to choosing players for a shootout. Every time “their” team makes a mistake, you can see these fans’ exaggerated gestures as they wring their hands and shake their head. If they’re watching the game in a pub, they’ll be hurling abuse at the TV. If they’re at the stadium, from the second third to the end they’ll make sure that three rows all around can hear their running commentary. Just recently they told their doctor about a big black dog, a reincarnation of the legendary USSR coach Viktor Tikhonov, who comes to them every midnight to advise them on hockey tactics, the line-up and the attacking line.