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12-15-2010, 12:33 PM
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Canucks interested in Sergei Zinoviev

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Flyers, Canucks and Penguins have inquired on veteran Russian FA forward Sergei Zinoviev, 30.
Negotiations on Zinoviev aren't expected to start until spring when KHL season is over

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12-15-2010, 12:43 PM
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Interesting if true. However, I think he'd probably have the most success in Pittsburgh since they are so light on the wings. And how could he not want the opportunity to play with either Malkin or Crosby. Plus, I don't know if he's earned the right to wear the beloved Canuck #42.

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How reliable is this Euroflyers? In any case, if he was signed this season, he would have to pass through waivers first. Likely a pickup for next season.

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Interesting, a 30 year old whom has probably adjusted to RSL/KHL type play. Wouldn't it be too late for him.
They're probably basing off his play during the Olympics, which he did alright. But he was on a line he was familiar with (morozov, zaripov)

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Anyone have links to some good info on him?

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Yet his relations with the national side have been strained so far as he was released from the national side on testing positive for marijuana.
He's probably interested in Vancouver

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He's not at an age in his life where he will be wanting to play in the AHL. I'm assuming he's only good in a top 6 role based on his play in the Olympics, so we'd have to get rid of a top 6 winger, in such case, Samuelsson would be the odd-man out with (was it 1 or 2) years left on his contract.

That being said, we'd still have Tambellini, who, if he keeps this up will likely demand a pretty good raise.

With all these factors taken into account, he'd be heading to Pennsylvania.

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12-15-2010, 01:02 PM
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Apparently there were "rumours" a couple of years ago that the Habs were about to sign him when he had a problem with his coach and his icetime was cut. He was released by his KHL team a few days later and there was no NHL contract waiting. Now his icetime's down again with his new KHL team and suddenly there are more rumours that NHL teams, for some reason, are interested in a smallish 30+ KHL journeyman. Suuuuure they are.

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Strange that we would be interested in him. I don't see any room for him unless he comes as Tambellini's replacement on a two-way deal.

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He'll play for Russia at the First Channel tournament.

Philly is a likely destination due to Bobrovsky connection. What is it with Philly and Russians now?

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Apparently there were "rumours" a couple of years ago that the Habs were about to sign him when he had a problem with his coach and his icetime was cut. He was released by his KHL team a few days later and there was no NHL contract waiting. Now his icetime's down again with his new KHL team and suddenly there are more rumours that NHL teams, for some reason, are interested in a smallish 30+ KHL journeyman. Suuuuure they are.
Player agents have been known to plant rumours in such cases to drum up interest in a player in the past. Hard to believe I know.

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This dude is a problem child. Had issues with Boston's management after they drafted him and tried to start him in the AHL. (He was late coming to camp due to "visa" issues). Here's his comments on the AHL:

Could the AHL be compared to the Super League? No. At home they play a rational, combinational hockey, but in the AHL there may be only five or six players who are capable of making a good pass.”

He came up, did nothing at the NHL level and was re-assigned to the AHL. But due to a "communication error" he went back to Russia instead. Bruins then washed their hands of him.

Then the weed at the WCs for Russia, which he contests he was "framed" for because he wouldn't sign with a certain Russian club team.

This guy is sublimely talented, but has already spurned North American hockey and now looks like he's setting fire to his Russian bridges. He's a bit of a flake and if Gillis is looking for character guys, this ain't it. Though he's talented enough to be in this league and some team would no doubt give him the chance. He's also a centre, add it up and I don't see this as a real possibility for our team.

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This dude is a problem child. Had issues with Boston's management after they drafted him and tried to start him in the AHL. (He was late coming to camp due to "visa" issues). Here's his comments on the AHL:

Could the AHL be compared to the Super League? No. At home they play a rational, combinational hockey, but in the AHL there may be only five or six players who are capable of making a good pass.

He came up, did nothing at the NHL level and was re-assigned to the AHL. But due to a "communication error" he went back to Russia instead. Bruins then washed their hands of him.

Then the weed at the WCs for Russia, which he contests he was "framed" for because he wouldn't sign with a certain Russian club team.

This guy is sublimely talented, but has already spurned North American hockey and now looks like he's setting fire to his Russian bridges. He's a bit of a flake and if Gillis is looking for character guys, this ain't it. Though he's talented enough to be in this league and some team would no doubt give him the chance. He's also a centre, add it up and I don't see this as a real possibility for our team.
Somehow I'm reminded of Koltsov......

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Somehow I'm reminded of Koltsov......
...who, as it turns out, is Zinoviev's teammate at the moment, along with a bunch of other NHL malcontents and washouts. Ufa's dressing room must be a ton of fun.

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This guy doesn't sound like a Gillis type player at all.

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He's not at an age in his life where he will be wanting to play in the AHL. I'm assuming he's only good in a top 6 role based on his play in the Olympics, so we'd have to get rid of a top 6 winger, in such case, Samuelsson would be the odd-man out with (was it 1 or 2) years left on his contract.

That being said, we'd still have Tambellini, who, if he keeps this up will likely demand a pretty good raise.

With all these factors taken into account, he'd be heading to Pennsylvania.
Who's to say that isn't possible?

Maybe Samuelsson+Alberts+? instead of Bieksa is the key to getting Salo back into the equation.

We all know this teams hard-on for KB...

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Has he bought a house here yet?

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If he smokes weed, then its money in the bank that hes going to sign with us!

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How much weed did Krutov smoke? there must be a reason he ate all those twinkies.

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How much weed did Krutov smoke? there must be a reason he ate all those twinkies.
he also loved his hotdogs

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He's small, but he puts up lots of points and massive +/- in the KHL...

However is serious on those teams i'd be shocked if he didn't end in pitsburgh

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