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10-24-2006, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Surprisingly, he has been very impressive - him, Alexander Nikulin, and Shirokov really hit it off and are on absolute fire. For a line consisting of two 20 year olds and a 21 year old: their play has been astouding. Shirokov has 16 points and Parshin has 15 in 18 games, which is good enough to be 11th and 12th (tied with several other for this spot) in RSL scoring respectively!
Consider Bykov is CSKA's coach - the whole line just might see some senior national team action. Alexander Nikulin is somewhat of a regular on the 4th line or in the pressbox, and Shirokov played a few pre-Olympics exhibition games last year on the 4th "kid" line... and if Bykov decides to have a young gun line like the first stage of the Eurotour and Krikunov last year; it would only make sense for Parshin to take Lemtyugov's place instead of someone like Shkotov on account of the already present chemistry.
I'm happy to hear he's doing fine, finally.
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