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Prospect of the Month (January)

View Poll Results: Prospect of the Month (January)
Brian Elliott 2 5.41%
Kaspars Daugavins 1 2.70%
Brian Lee 0 0%
Josh Hennessy 2 5.41%
Nick Foligno 15 40.54%
Shawn Weller 2 5.41%
Igor Mirnov 11 29.73%
Tomas Kudelka 0 0%
Ilya Zubov 1 2.70%
Vitaly Anikeyenko 2 5.41%
Kirill Lyamin 0 0%
Other 1 2.70%
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02-04-2007, 12:31 PM
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Prospect of the Month (January)

Heres what some of our prospects accomplished in the month of January.

Brian Elliott,G 7GP 2-5 (8-15-1)
He also has a .917sv% and a 2.32GAA (has no offensive help at all as Wisconsin averages 2.28GPG)

Kaspars Daugavins,W 9GP 2G 4A 6Pts (41GP 11G-31A-42pts)
Had a four point night in Ottawa.

Brian Lee,D 10GP 1A (24GP 1G-14A-15Pts)
Has struggled since returning from the WJC.

Josh Hennessy,C 10GP 5G 1A 6Pts (42GP 17G-15A-32Pts)
Represented Bingo at the AHL all-star game.

Nick Foligno,LW 13GP 8G-10A-18Pts (49GP 25G-46A-71Pts 111PIM)
Leads team by 22 points. Is a physical two-way winger. Developing rapidly.

Shawn Weller,W 9GP 9A (28GP 8G-19A-27Pts)
Is an emerging force for Clarkson.

Igor Mirnov,RW 10GP 4G 8A 12Pts (38GP 18G-20A-38Pts 36PIM)
A force in the RSL. Drives to the net and plays NA style hockey. If he comes over next season, he grabs a spot out of training camp even in a third line role because he is not afraid of physical play.

Tomas Kudelka,D (41GP-10G-21A-31Pts 58PIM)
Hes having a pretty solid year in the WHL

Ilya Zubov,W 30GP-2G-4A-6Pts
Playing in the RSL at 19, an accomplishment.

Vitaly Anikeyenko
,D 17GP-1G-1A-2Pts
Just getting his feat wet in the RSL. An accomplishment at 19 because you have to be good at defense to play there.

Kirill Lyamin,D 39GP 1G-6A-7Pts-46PIM
Continues to develop his solid defenive play in the RSL.


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I went with Mirnov though Elliott is putting up stunning numbers considering his situation. The mental makeup is there, it would be easy to give up on his team considerg they have no offense but he is giving his all. I like seeing that.

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I voted for Foligno - he's been very impressive this season and I think he will have a shot at making the big club next season.

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02-04-2007, 12:51 PM
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Was anyone else impressed with Anikeenko at the WJC? He seemed a little off in the Canada game, but looked good otherwise.

If only Volchenkov could teach him to block shots...

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Was anyone else impressed with Anikeenko at the WJC? He seemed a little off in the Canada game, but looked good otherwise.

If only Volchenkov could teach him to block shots...
I thought Anikeyenko was Russias best defenseman at the WJC and was solid in the defensive end.

Volchenkov should teach everyone how to block shots. That guy is fearless.

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I thought Anikeyenko was Russias best defenseman at the WJC and was solid in the defensive end.

Volchenkov should teach everyone how to block shots. That guy is fearless.
Yeah. I don't know how close he is to trying to grab a roster spot, but Volchenkov would be a great tutor for him.

And Redden and Meszaros...

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Yeah. I don't know how close he is to trying to grab a roster spot, but Volchenkov would be a great tutor for him.
Anikeyenko is still a few years away at the very least. 2-3 more years developing in the RSL then he comes over. I hope Volchenkov is still around when he comes over.

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I had to go with Igor Mirnov this month, mainly because his impact is at a professional level. Hopefully Muckler can get a contract made - another scoring winger would certainly be a welcome sight. Nick Foligno would be a close 2nd... factor in the accounts of his intangibles, and he's sounding more and more like a sure-fire NHL player.

My third is a write-in... Erik Condra had 4G, 7A, 11Pts in 8GP for Notre Dame, who went 5-2-1 in January. And of those four goals, two were game winners, and one was short-handed. He also had assists on a game-winning goal, and on the goal that evened-up their tie game, which came in the last 3 minutes. He's now tied for 15th in NCAA scoring, with 11G, 25A, 36Pts in 30GP.

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Thank god Ani is coming along because Lee is simply NOT doing well.

I know he's a defenseman, I know he's young, I know he doesn't get a lot of opportunities, etc.. But at some point he has to FORCE people to give him more opportunities, he has to ASSERT himself, he has to FOCUS himself or he won't ever get better.


Sorry. It's just that I was hoping for a home run with that gift of 9th overall.

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Theres still time for Lee, but it is starting to look more and more like a missed opportunity at pick 9. He should be making serious strides, but it doesnt seem to me like he is.

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Honestly, I think the kid needs to play more hockey.


A lot of hockey.


I hope the Sens hire a former defenseman to tutor for him this summer and work his ass off alllllllll summer long. Till he "gets" it.

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I was very wrong about Foligno so far, and im very glad to see that. I had a tough decision between Mirnov and Foligno, but chose Mirnov. Those numbers in the RSL are insane. Realisticly, Hennessy, Foligno, Mirnov, and Bois are the only prospects that have an outside chance at making it on the big team next year.

Biggest disappointment: Brian Lee
Biggest surprise: Shawn Weller

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Does anyone know if Mironov has expressed any interest in coming over to North America? Those numbers are amazing.

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Does anyone know if Mirnov has expressed any interest in coming over to North America? Those numbers are amazing.
They tried to bring him over last year but chose to stay in Russia. I don't know when his contract expires in the RSL but I am sure they will give it a shot again. I have watched the kid play and I am very impressed, he plays a NA style game. He plays a completely different game from what Kaigs does. He has a very good shot to and some great wheels. The kid can play.

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They tried to bring him over last year but chose to stay in Russia. I don't know when his contract expires in the RSL but I am sure they will give it a shot again. I have watched the kid play and I am very impressed, he plays a NA style game. He plays a completely different game from what Kaigs does. He has a very good shot to and some great wheels. The kid can play.
All of our Russians are better then Kaigorodov.

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All of our Russians are better then Kaigorodov.
Kaigs has skill, will be interesting to see what Gretzky can get out of him and he will most likly play with Lisen next season for the Yotes another talented Russian. I would not write Kaigs off yet.

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Kaigs has skill, will be interesting to see what Gretzky can get out of him and he will most likly play with Lisen next season for the Yotes another talented Russian. I would not write Kaigs off yet.
Oh I know, im just trying to make our own prospects seem much more talented (which they could be)

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My third is a write-in... Erik Condra had 4G, 7A, 11Pts in 8GP for Notre Dame, who went 5-2-1 in January. And of those four goals, two were game winners, and one was short-handed. He also had assists on a game-winning goal, and on the goal that evened-up their tie game, which came in the last 3 minutes. He's now tied for 15th in NCAA scoring, with 11G, 25A, 36Pts in 30GP.
I completely forgot about Condra. He will be an option next month.

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What do you know about Vitaly Atyushov ? he seems to have a third very good season with Magnitogorosk.

I think I've read somewhere that he wants to try the NHL but i don't know if he has the skills for this.

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What do you know about Vitaly Atyushov ? he seems to have a third very good season with Magnitogorosk.

I think I've read somewhere that he wants to try the NHL but i don't know if he has the skills for this.
I know he is one of the best two-way defensemen in the RSL. He can do a lot of good things on the ice. He is 28 years old I believe and yes the Sens do own his rights. He could be a second pair defenseman in the NHL or a bottom pair guy at the very least. I would love for him to come over but I am not sure he wants too.

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Thanks Fuhr86,

I didn't know that he is 28 years old, I think you right. If he has a comfortable situation in Magnitogorosk, I'm not sure he will gamble on a new career in NA at his age.

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I went with Mirnov, because those numbers are simply amazing for a very competitive league. He looks ready to step at the NHL level as soon as next season. Hopefully, there are no contractual issues.

Foligno's looking better and better. As a player that's well suited to third or fourth line duty, he's a serious candidate to compete for a spot next year as well.

Throw in a potential promotion for Josh Hennessy, and, there may be some interesting personnel decisions this summer. We've got a log jam of 2-3rd line forwards, who all make some good money. Muckler may be squeezed to keep these guys at million dollar plus salaries, when there are a few rookies able to do the job cheaper.

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