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BrandNewDream 06-17-2010 05:30 PM

Valentenko to North America
 
According to a Dmitry Chesnokov tweet, he's coming back here:

http://twitter.com/dchesnokov/status/16418889925

"Former #Habs prospect (traded to #NYR) Pavel Valentenko, who "defected" back to Russia in '08, is set to return to North America."

Dmitry is real big on all things Russian hockey.



Mods, if needed, just move this to the Prospects thread.

squishy 06-17-2010 05:39 PM

Don't any of you bass-turds follow me on Twitter? Geez. ;)

Quote:

According to UHC Dynamo General Director Andrei Safronov, in an interview on his club’s web site, 23-year old defenseman Pavel Valentenko will return to North America next season.

“In the near future we’ll terminate our agreement with the defenseman by mutual consent,” Safronov explained. “Valentenko’s contract is very large, and we can’t afford to pay that player such money.”

“According to my information, Valentenko plans to go back overseas,” Safronov added.
http://www.beyondtheblueshirts.com/2...-north-america

wolfgaze 06-17-2010 05:39 PM

Set to return when?

brfeldman 06-17-2010 05:42 PM

Whats his upside/potentiol?

CaptainObvi0us 06-17-2010 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squishy (Post 26336643)
Don't any of you bass-turds follow me on Twitter? Geez. ;)



http://www.beyondtheblueshirts.com/2...-north-america

That's where I read it first :)

If you don't check out Beyond The Blueshirts, or follow him on Twitter, I recommend it. Great source for all overseas hockey news, especially when in comes to NYR prospects

hlundqvist30* 06-17-2010 05:46 PM

Fantastic

Ih8theislanders 06-17-2010 05:50 PM

What are the odd's that he'll make the team this year?

CaptainObvi0us 06-17-2010 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders (Post 26336915)
What are the odd's that he'll make the team this year?

I'm assuming he's playing in the AHL. Highly doubt he's stepping right into NYR lineup

King of cool 06-17-2010 05:53 PM

Didn't he leave because he was unhappy to be stuck in Hamilton (AHL)?

ECL 06-17-2010 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Declan (Post 26336935)
I'm assuming he's playing in the AHL. Highly doubt he's stepping right into NYR lineup

He's better than Gilroy and anyone else beneath him right now. I would not be surprised at all to see him make the team as the 5th/6th/7th guy. I don't think he'd be coming over for AHL duty.

wolfgaze 06-17-2010 06:04 PM

Second coming of Ivan Baranka!

Ollie Queen 06-17-2010 06:08 PM

I actually think he easily takes the #6/7 spot.

He's around 6'2 220lbs and was VERY physical when I saw him. Pretty sound in his own end with some offensive upside. Blast of a shot.

Inferno 06-17-2010 06:10 PM

Think Bobby Orr.


But better.

ECL 06-17-2010 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zetterqvist24 (Post 26337321)
I actually think he easily takes the #6/7 spot.

He's around 6'2 220lbs and was VERY physical when I saw him. Pretty sound in his own end with some offensive upside. Blast of a shot.

Yep. I think he should win it on talent alone. We'll see what they do with him, but I think he's the best choice.

King of cool 06-17-2010 06:11 PM

Maybe we don't need Volchenckov after all...

wolfgaze 06-17-2010 06:11 PM

So if McDonagh signs after Prospect Camp, who is taking Gilroy's spot on the team that he will inevitably lose in training camp?

Trxjw 06-17-2010 06:12 PM

Should be a good battle for that 6th spot in camp if this is true.

ECL 06-17-2010 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trxjw (Post 26337413)
Should be a good battle for that 6th spot in camp if this is true.

Hopefully it forces Sather's hand to bury Redden and/or move Girardi.

BrandNewDream 06-17-2010 06:25 PM

I, for one, am very happy about this. People are getting pushed to play better at every level: Gilroy, Girardi, Redden, Sanguinetti, Sauer, and even McDonagh if he comes over. We might end up with decent depth, as well as valuable trade pieces.

nyr2417 06-17-2010 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan. (Post 26337514)
Hopefully it forces Sather's hand to bury Redden and/or move Girardi.

no no no girardi is apart of this teams core, homegrown and top 4 dman gotta love guys like that. we have to stop the ridiculous turnover rate of our team year in and year out. That being said Girardi's going nowhere

Jumbo* 06-17-2010 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan. (Post 26337514)
Hopefully it forces Sather's hand to bury Redden and/or move Girardi.

Agreed. Hopefully he comes into camp on a mission and really shows he's wants a spot on the team.

jniklast 06-17-2010 07:17 PM

I doubt he makes the Rangers out of camp, and I don't really know why so manythink he has the best chance (even higher than Sangs and McD). He has played a total of 19 games over the last two years, mostly due to injuries. And there's probably a reason that the "new" Dynamo team thinks he is too expensive (I know they are in financial trouble).

With that said it's great that he comes back, I think he has a good chance to make the team in the future if he plays solid in the AHL.

gravytrain6t 06-17-2010 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brfeldman (Post 26336735)
Whats his upside/potentiol?

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/55673/sbnation

Riche16 06-17-2010 07:24 PM

I don't know much about this guy. Help?

Trxjw 06-17-2010 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riche16 (Post 26338641)
I don't know much about this guy. Help?

Good size and likes to play the body. Not the greatest skater and has some problems staying healthy.

Could be a solid bottom pairing guy if he pans out.


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