you wrong, Alexandrov and Chudinov are friends, Alexandrov couldn't cut in SKA as he had joined one of the deepest teams in the world straight out of the AHL which has slowed down (if not reversed his development). When Alexandrov has moved to NA I saw the rookie games and he was the best player on ice as to how he got outplayed by Kamfer and Bartkowski later on - idk, my guess is he realized that he aint' getting a chance and sulked - very common for Russians.
Loved the All-Star Weekend. The atmosphere at the alumni game was more comfy, because there were less people and those who attended truly loved the game (~10 minutes before the end of the 3rd period the crowd started to chant: "Мышкин, выходи!" [Myshkin, come out!], then as Myshkin refused to get in goal the chant changed to: "Мышкин приехал город посмореть, город посмотреть, город посмотреть!" [Myshkin came to see the town, came to see the town]; the whole Fetisov bench was laughing hard and tried to persuade Vladimir Later he revealed that he had a back injury). Besides, you could get all the gear very easy with almost no queues.
The ASG itself was great as well, especially the Master Show (Loko tribute, Anisin singing, Tarasenko's smart shootout atempt, a few new records). Though I probably drank a little bit too much
Kucherov scores! kind of an ugly rap around, but they all count. Great game today in Minsk. The lead switched twice, lots of nice goals including the last one by Linglet was very nice. Watch the highlights for this one if you get a chance.