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06-13-2008, 11:51 PM
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Vladimir Vorobiev

Does anyone remember why he didn't stick with the Rangers and why the rangers shipped him out? I remember him as a good prospect who played well at the NHL level and was not given a chance to cement his place in the line up.

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As I remember Messier didn't like him. Mark didn't think he was playing with heart and soul.

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I remember Vorobiev. Had a weird skating style - looked like a huge bird out there, with wings spread out, but pretty fast. Played a few games in 96-97 in injured Kovalev's spot on Messier's right. I thought he did pretty well. Then they've put David Oliver, Ken Gernander was tried there too (until a Flyer broke his arm, or something). Eventually, they've traded for Russ Courtnall.

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He had two goals in two games with the Oilers after us and then never played in the NHL again.. he didn't exactly light up the Russian league either.. he was an odd one.

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He was a prospect who kind of came out of left field.

Late round pick who was an older rookie at the AHL level, but I think the consensus is that he was a bit of a tweener or AAAA player.

He could put up about a ppg at the AHL level, but probably wasn't quite gifted enough to be a top 6 forward at the NHL level, but didn't really play the type of game to be a bottom-six forward either.

In hindsight, he probably could've caught on somewhere in the NHL and been a player who plays until a younger option pushes him out. But that's not an appealing option to many European players because they can play back home, usually for more money, and play more.

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He was a prospect who kind of came out of left field.

Late round pick who was an older rookie at the AHL level, but I think the consensus is that he was a bit of a tweener or AAAA player.

He could put up about a ppg at the AHL level, but probably wasn't quite gifted enough to be a top 6 forward at the NHL level, but didn't really play the type of game to be a bottom-six forward either.

In hindsight, he probably could've caught on somewhere in the NHL and been a player who plays until a younger option pushes him out. But that's not an appealing option to many European players because they can play back home, usually for more money, and play more.
how about Johan Witehall, he has speed for the new nhl. lets sign him

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how about Johan Witehall, he has speed for the new nhl. lets sign him
Lord, those were grim days.

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Lord, those were grim days.
johan lindbom christian dube, daniel goneau, chris tamer, eric larcroix colin forbes

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As I remember Messier didn't like him. Mark didn't think he was playing with heart and soul.
If that was the case then why didn't Vorobiev make it on another team?

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I don't think the issue was Messier.

There are two rookies I can remember rubbing vets the wrong way.

One was Daniel Goneau, who tickets off most of the vets with his attitude and never really caught on anywhere.

The second was Marc Savard, who ended up in Calgary more because of a bad decision than because vets wanted him off the team.

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lord's truth, i was almost convincing myself, at one small point at that time, in getting a rangers jersey engraved with "vorobiev 39" on it...














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V.V. was a bust. Just that simple. Not as big loss as Tomas Klucek was later on. No one wore 39 since, but backup G for a game or two.

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johan lindbom christian dube, daniel goneau, chris tamer, eric larcroix colin forbes
Tim Sweeney, Brent Fedyk, Rumun Ndur; Bill Berg on the line with Wayne Gretzky,

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