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  1. And here's a bit more about the tournament from the Capitals fansite ..... https://novacapsfans.com/2021/08/02/bogdan-trineyev-called-to-russian-national-team-for-2021-sochi-open/
  2. Yeah - I went from 16th birthday to 18th birthday from 6'3" to 6'6" (then added almost 1/2" subsequently, to top out at 199 cms) so is certainly possible. Weight seems to have similarly increased too, so is maybe correct. Team fotos should show, as he is the tallest on the team per those stats.
  3. Couldn't find Bure in the Alumni threads, so thought here might be appropriate given the Larianov connection ... https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1110061/bure-appointed-russian-ice-hockey-role
  4. Hey! My boy says "Hold my beer" One more season in the premier league and he's coming over to make waves and comlete Benning's master plan What is that, you ask? ......... lines infused with National pride. In no particular order: Sweden ....... Hoglander - Pettersson - Karlsson Canada. ....... Pearson - Horvat - Garland USA. .............Motte - Miller - Boeser Russia ...... .. Podkolzin - Zlodeyev - Zhukenov (filled by Klimovich until he signs)
  5. Didn't realize he was so big ... 6 feet 3.5 inches and 205 lbs ... that's taller and heavier than Malkin !!! (Hockey db lists him as 5' 11" .... I wonder if this is another Russian inflated stat like Podkolzin's)
  6. Not many players are picked up on waivers when teams are trimming rosters prior to opening night. A team that picks Gadjovich off waivers would have to expose one of their own (unless sending a waiver exempt player down) to become roster compliant, and we would have first dibs on any such player (the team that loses a player to waivers has the first claim on subsequent waived players)
  7. From The Province e-paper ..... https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/five-things-to-know-about-danila-klimovich-the-canucks-newest-top-prospect
  8. @Alflivessaid - quote ... "I think Podzilla should play with Petey and Bess. Podzilla will destroy anyone going near Petey!" Podkolzin seems to have been in just 2 fights ..... And
  9. MacEwen played several games in Utica as a center. Lind and Bailey were sometime wingers on his line
  10. Seattle's farm team will play in Palm Springs, California (Yeay!!!), but not until the 2022 -23 season. This winter they will share with Florida in Charlotte, N Carolina.
  11. European players want to play in the Olympics. Forgotten by a lot of N Americans is that many European players didn't grow up playing shinny and dreaming of scoring the winning goal in game 7 of the SCF. For them, it was scoring the winning goal that gave them the gold medal. I remember Zetterberg saying when Detroit won the cup (2008) that he was just as excited to join the Triple Gold Club as he was to hoist the Cup. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Gold_Club
  12. It's been discussed now for a few years (playing vs. practice) in the context of post-draft development in junior versus US college. It would be interesting to see over, say, a 5 year time span, whether top 6 forwards were composed of a majority of College/European players versus Canadian junior graduates. (and conversely, whether bottom 6, usually thought to be less skilled, defensive, bangers and crashers, are drawn mainly from Canadian junior ranks) Similarly with the defensive corps. What's the make-up there?
  13. But your 2nd division teams aren't owned by the premier clubs - no? Would be embarrassing if, for example, Canucks finished last but Abbotsford won the Calder Cup in the AHL, then defeated the Canucks in a playoff. (Or any other AHL club, for that matter. Imagine the Leafs and the Marlies both in the NHL) Would need the 32 team NHL to go to 2 divisions of 16 teams each, and I can't see the owners agreeing to that.
  14. No problem next year. Boeser has to be qualified at $7.5 million, maybe he negotiates more depending on his season. His $5.875 million comes off, as does Luongo's recapture of $3.035 million. Added ($8.910 million) that ought to be plenty unless he wins the Hart, or gets the Conn Smythe in the playoffs, or something wild like that happens.
  15. Don't know if Klimovich is considered one of those "favored athletes" but it wouldn't do any harm to expedite his - and his family's - arrival in Canada.... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58052144
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