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06-27-2009, 04:26 PM
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the more I hear about this pick...the more I like it

might as well be one hell of a steal for the Habs.

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06-27-2009, 04:27 PM
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Nope. That was Andrei Kuchin. And the kid wasn't selected today.
Oh well....

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06-27-2009, 04:27 PM
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Sounds solid, could be a smaller Artyukhin with more offensive potential.

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06-27-2009, 04:33 PM
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I love Timmins work and all but sometimes he tends to blow smoke up our collective wazou.

Okay Trevor, Avtsyn is ready to play in Hamilton then convince your GM to sign him to an AHL contract and send him to Hamilton. Otherwise stop making ridiculous exaggerations.

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06-27-2009, 04:46 PM
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I love Timmins work and all but sometimes he tends to blow smoke up our collective wazou.

Okay Trevor, Avtsyn is ready to play in Hamilton then convince your GM to sign him to an AHL contract and send him to Hamilton. Otherwise stop making ridiculous exaggerations.
Well that's what Timmins is all about. Though for the first time, he kinda slow down on the expectations. He said that we might see those kids in 4 or 5 years.

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06-27-2009, 05:00 PM
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He looks to me like a Akost type of player, he sounds passionnate though when he spoke to the media, he's already better than both Kos bros in english.

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Well that's what Timmins is all about. Though for the first time, he kinda slow down on the expectations. He said that we might see those kids in 4 or 5 years.
I remember when he said that grabovsky would make the same immediate impact than Datsyuk when he would come in the league.

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06-27-2009, 05:05 PM
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You guys got a gem with this player. I believe at this point he might be a better prospect than Trunev even if Trunev has more experience. At russianprospects.com of course we have a profile for him.

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06-27-2009, 05:06 PM
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You guys got a gem with this player. I believe at this point he might be a better prospect than Trunev even if Trunev has more experience. At russianprospects.com of course we have a profile for him.
Would you compare him to A Kostitsyn?

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06-27-2009, 05:08 PM
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You guys got a gem with this player. I believe at this point he might be a better prospect than Trunev even if Trunev has more experience. At russianprospects.com of course we have a profile for him.
Why don't you share it with us then.

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06-27-2009, 05:12 PM
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You guys got a gem with this player. I believe at this point he might be a better prospect than Trunev even if Trunev has more experience. At russianprospects.com of course we have a profile for him.
Does this guy have a guarantee spot in the KHL next year?

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06-27-2009, 05:13 PM
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I love Timmins work and all but sometimes he tends to blow smoke up our collective wazou.

Okay Trevor, Avtsyn is ready to play in Hamilton then convince your GM to sign him to an AHL contract and send him to Hamilton. Otherwise stop making ridiculous exaggerations.
i'll make sure Timmins stops making "ridiculous exaggerations", since we all know he is a member of this forum.

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06-27-2009, 05:13 PM
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Really excited about this pick.

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06-27-2009, 05:16 PM
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You guys got a gem with this player. I believe at this point he might be a better prospect than Trunev even if Trunev has more experience. At russianprospects.com of course we have a profile for him.
He'll have to come play for us in our system (NHL, AHL, etc..) before I call him a gem. Otherwise he's as much as a gem as the other Russian prospects whose rights are owned by the Canadiens; Sparkling in the dark, making cash on their reputation.

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06-27-2009, 06:21 PM
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Does this guy have a guarantee spot in the KHL next year?
Dynamo has a STACKED lineup. As far as now I'd say no.

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06-27-2009, 06:24 PM
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Dynamo has a STACKED lineup. As far as now I'd say no.
well lets hope he come in the chl then

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Would you compare him to A Kostitsyn?
Different players. And I'm not a fan of comparisons, players are uniques for me. But Avtsin is truly an awesome skater with excellent hands. He's a typical Russian player, but with size. He has to improve in using it, though.

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06-27-2009, 06:32 PM
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I copy and paste what I wrote about Avtsin in my recent HF feature about top 10 Russian prospects for the 2009 draft

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Avtsyn is an intriguing player without much exposure as he didn't play in the KHL nor in the WJC. But he's a very good player with excellent, smooth skating, very good hands and appealing size. Avtsyn can dribble through the opponents with relative ease thanks to his flair and technique, getting in front of the goalie who can eventually beat thanks to his good touch around the crease and finishing skills, which was proven by the big number of goals he scored this season. The competition in the Russian First League is surely not the best, but 110 points are always a good result, no matter which you are playing. Untested with legit competition, he's still a long shot now, but he has the ceiling and the size to do it through North America even if he has to learn how to use his size to his own advantage, especially in the corners and along the boards. Avtsyn had a whopping 56 goals and 54 assists in 76 games with Dynamo in the Russian third league. He also posted 130 penalty minutes.

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06-27-2009, 06:39 PM
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Dynamo has a STACKED lineup. As far as now I'd say no.
What's his contract status? It might be better if he came to NA to get more playing time.

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06-27-2009, 06:44 PM
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I copy and paste what I wrote about Avtsin in my recent HF feature about top 10 Russian prospects for the 2009 draft
I didn't even notice the penalty minutes, it sounds by the points and the PIM he plays a NA style of game, obviously I haven't seen him play, you seem to be very good though with the russian prospects maybe you could tell me. Does he play a good two way game, or strictly offensive? and does he maybe play a bit like a NA player might, just going by the penalty minutes or does he just have a bad temper? Are the Alexander Ovechkin comparisons fair, (obviously not an ovechkin in the fourth round, but even a poor-mans ovechkin.)?

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06-27-2009, 07:10 PM
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Anyone hold his rights in the CHL?

Even if I must say that the AHL would be truly better.

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06-27-2009, 07:24 PM
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Take it for what it's worth but I worked at the draft today and had the fun job of escorting this guy around. He's very interesting, shy in the sense that he doesn't understand very much english but he's got a very good sense of humor. Strangely he was looking for his agent a large amount of the time he was backstage (his agent actually snuck down at one point to go see him) but he's got really good hand-eye coordination. One of the photos had the players hold their sticks sideways and toss the puck up and down and he caught it every time.

He's really nice and he seemed really happy to be there. Interestingly enough, I had to show Brian Wilde how to spell his name!

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This Timmins guy is speaking nonesense. Avtsin played in Pervaya Liga....2 levels behind KHL.

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06-27-2009, 10:07 PM
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This Timmins guy is speaking nonesense. Avtsin played in Pervaya Liga....2 levels behind KHL.
i like this part


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This guy plays a North American style of game, north-south.

“Alexander does it all; he plays hard, he’s in the corners, he can shoot the puck, he can make plays and he’s passionate about the game.” continued Timmins. “For us, he has first round ability but his nationality and lack of exposure is probably why he didn’t get taken earlier. He’s made a commitment. He’s here today in Montreal, he was here at the combine and he wants to play here.”

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Anybody got info on which team would be interested in picking him at the CHL import draft?

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