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05-25-2011, 03:28 PM
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Sounds a bit like a young Frolov, but with more drive to compete. I loved Alex, but it was frustrating knowing the guy could have dominated if he had that desire to do whatever it takes to score.

Sounds like Kitsyn has a chance to become that player, I'm excited to see what he can do. Is he going to be at prospect camp or training camp this year?

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Frolov 2.0 ?
Malkin 2.0?

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Malkin 2.0?
There's only one Evgeni Malkin. When healthy, he's the best player in hockey IMO.

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Sounds a bit like a young Frolov, but with more drive to compete. I loved Alex, but it was frustrating knowing the guy could have dominated if he had that desire to do whatever it takes to score.

Sounds like Kitsyn has a chance to become that player, I'm excited to see what he can do. Is he going to be at prospect camp or training camp this year?
The difference with Frolov is this guy loves to drive to the net and has soft hands.... he can bury the puck.

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Memorial Cup Update:

Kitsyn's Mississauga St. Michaels Majors leads the defending champions Owen Sounds 2-1.

They are dominating on shots on goal thus far 24-13.

Kitsyn has 1 assist.

More to come..

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Victory, yay. Kitsyn looked real good. Dominated the play at times. I think he tops off at a second liner realistically, but he'd make a great third liner. Would be interesting to hear how people compare him and Ponikorovski

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Victory, yay. Kitsyn looked real good. Dominated the play at times. I think he tops off at a second liner realistically, but he'd make a great third liner. Would be interesting to hear how people compare him and Ponikorovski
Ha, thats exactly what I saw in the WJC from Kitsyn. (Poni-boy part)

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Maxim Kitsyn finding a new home in Mississauga


During the WJC Team Russia had only one player playing overseas in the CHL system: goalkeeper Igor Bobkov, who’s stopping pucks for the London Knights of the OHL. But after the tournament another player is now trying to get experience and visibility in the same league: Los Angeles Kings’ prospect Maxim Kitsyn, who right after the Gold Medal triumph, started playing with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.

Maxim Kitsyn wasn’t scared to be labeled as the enemy when he first played in the OHL: “Those are big words. But when I first met our coach [Dave Cameron], who coached Team Canada in Buffalo, he approached me and said: ‘give me my gold back!’

I also play with Casey Cizikas; we played against each other in the final game. Now we have good ties, we help each other on ice. Now no one is already thinking about that defeat, and we need to focus on the rest of the season. Mississauga has high ambitions this season”, Kitsyn declared to Sport Express.

Kitsyn also didn’t witness what happened in the airport after the game: “Here people isn’t that angry also because they started talking about what happened in the airport. I wasn’t there as I needed to get to Mississauga for my first training, I can’t tell anything specific, but we celebrated the win quietly.”

When he was asked about how he was welcomed in other arenas, Kitsyn didn’t hide that it hasn’t been easy. “My first two games were played away. And the speakers, before the game, cared to announce that in the game there will be ‘World Junior Champion Maxim Kitsyn’. Since the start of the first game I got the impression that the opposition was trying to agitate me. In the corners they did had some good stick-work, perhaps too much of it.”

Kitsyn also got the impression that they were simply giving him a warm welcome. “I tried observing my teammate, but no one of them really got such a welcome in the league. But after the first bunch of games all this stopped and now they play normally even against me. Now even I put the WJC behind my shoulders.”

After some time, the sized winger is happy about his move overseas: “I consider this transfer a step forward for me. All happened fast. I wanted to get some quality ice time in a top level league. I was dreaming about playing in Canada and I really wanted to test myself in the world’s top junior league.”

Recently Evgeny Kuznetsov has been tied with some KHL contender teams as a precious deadline acquisition. Kitsyn confirmed that it has been the same for me: “I had some good offers from KHL’s top teams. But I needed to face the reality. Playoffs are for veterans. Youngsters during the playoffs either ride the pine or play fourth line hockey. I think that for a player of my age the most useful thing is to get quality ice time.”

But anyway this wasn’t an easy decision for Kitsyn: “I thought about the move for a long time, I didn’t took a decision suddenly. I talked with my parents, with some other people, including players who tried the CHL way. Someone told me going there would have been bad, someone else encouraged me to give it a try. But I have to tank Metallurg Novokuznetsk’s Leonid Weisfeld. He helped me and didn’t make any problem for my transfer.”

Kitsyn quickly adapted to his new environment: “I like the OHL. Playing in the small ice surface is different. There are many fights for the puck, but also our team tries to play combinational hockey with a good passing game and not just shooting the puck on the offensive zone. Here there aren’t many spectators, but two thousand and half to three thousands are always attending.”

The late ’91 born wanted to share his emotions when he met Los Angeles Kings’ General Manager after a game. “I was very surprised. It’s hard to say how I would have played if I knew he was attending the game. But he approached me and said ‘I like the way you play’. It was very pleasant.”

But Kitsyn also admitted that he still didn’t take a definite decision about what to do on the upcoming season. “I don’t know what’s going to happen next year, I should get back to my mother club, I still have two years of contract with them. I think that we’ll take a decision only this summer.”

So far Kitsyn scored seven points (three goals and four assists) in his first six games in the OHL.
http://sportshaze.com/russia/khl/max...ississauga-703

This is an old ariticle from January, but I found it interesting.

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