I know it's not the biggest deal, but we all liked the guy and his huge arms . So thanks to Raitis for his interpreting work on behalf of our young Belarussian, and for his self-sacrifice vs. Zdeno Chara.
Good luck in LA! (or with their AHL club) Kick Avery's butt in training camp!
do you guys think he stands a chance at cracking the LA line-up?
I'd say pretty good. It's up to him or Parros for the enforcer job, although lesser guys like Cowan or Thornton could take it. But with Laraque, Fedoruk, and Parker all in the west, Ivanans will probably get some PT.
AFAT Chara incident, it was a cheap shot on Chara's part, but at least it caused him to break his hand....