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15 hours ago, WeneedLumme said:

I sure have a strong sense of deja vu in this thread. It really seems as if I have read all this mindless drivel before. Oh, yeah, it was in this same thread a year ago.

 

At this point last year the armchair GMs were frothing at the mouth over the fact that his average ice time per game had been less than 4 minutes and he had only skated in about 11 KHL games.

 

Fast forward to this year, and they are frothing at the mouth over the fact that his ice time is only averaging 12 minutes per game and he has played 19 KHL games.

 

Of course this year the same nonsense is even sillier, since even if the Canucks could buy out his contract, there is no NHL or AHL for him to be playing in. There is obviously NO place better for his development right now than exactly where he is.

 

 

AHL announced they will be opening up in Feb and like I said there are other options.

 

I appreciate your enthusiasm but you are wrong. Let’s chalk this up to a difference of opinions.

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1 hour ago, grandmaster said:

AHL announced they will be opening up in Feb and like I said there are other options.

 

I appreciate your enthusiasm but you are wrong. Let’s chalk this up to a difference of opinions.

In the words of Winston Churchill, "There is absolutely nothing worse than absolutism"

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A short, fun clip of Vasily with some stick tricks for the Russia Hockey social media channels! Looking pretty hyped and collected for the upcoming tournament!
 

 

 

Rough translation via Google/Twitter: "Look at the puck. And on the club (hockey stick - sp.)! And we will watch all of Vasily Podkolzin and the Russian national team together at the Karjala Cup, where our team will start on November 5."

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4 hours ago, Harvey Specter said:

A short, fun clip of Vasily with some stick tricks for the Russia Hockey social media channels! Looking pretty hyped and collected for the upcoming tournament!
 

 

 

Rough translation via Google/Twitter: "Look at the puck. And on the club (hockey stick - sp.)! And we will watch all of Vasily Podkolzin and the Russian national team together at the Karjala Cup, where our team will start on November 5."

 

Podkolzin and Pettersson are already connecting. 

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Hmm the Karjala Cup is the first part of EuroTour 2020-21 for the European national teams. Russia is sending basically their former junior team to play against men from other countries. Igor Larionov is acting head coach of the Russian national team for this tournament. This is quite an experiment...

 

From the Podkolzin's interview during press conference of Nov. 2:

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 It's great that we managed to get together as the team we played two years ago (Vasily means national junior team). This is a good chance for all of us to prepare ourselves and show our best qualities, to play attacking team hockey which we have always been able to play. I believe that this is inherent in us, the Russian players. So the emotions are the most positive. We have gathered as a team, and we believe in each other. We have a lot of motivation, we have something to prove to ourselves, to each other, and to the coaching staff.

Roman Rotenberg (left) is First Vice-President of Russian Hockey Federation and... GM of SKA, Saint-Petersburg, the Podkolzin's KHL club.

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18 minutes ago, Stierlitz said:

So most players in this Russian team are older than Podkolzin but Vasily is named captain of the team, this is pretty impressive...

Even more impressive with all the poor development in Russia :ph34r:

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12 hours ago, Stierlitz said:

So most players in this Russian team are older than Podkolzin but Vasily is named captain of the team, this is pretty impressive...

it really s. People need to take a breath, the Russians aren't looking to hamper this kids development, they see him as one of their best. 

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14 hours ago, Stierlitz said:

So most players in this Russian team are older than Podkolzin but Vasily is named captain of the team, this is pretty impressive...

Isn't Podkolzin's agent also the coach of the team? Not trying to take anything away from Podkolzin. But just saying. 

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2 hours ago, 10pavelbure96 said:

Oh man that poor development in St Petersburg has derailed his career so badly hes been relegated to captain of the junior team.../s

What does captaincy have to do with skill development? 

 

Nolan Baumgartner was captain. 

woo

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6 hours ago, CallAfterLife said:

Isn't Podkolzin's agent also the coach of the team? Not trying to take anything away from Podkolzin. But just saying. 

Igor Larionov used to be agent before accepting full time job with the Russian Hockey Federation. BTW the federation bosses tried numerous times for several years to get Larionov involved with the Russian national teams in some capacity and finally this happens.

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On 11/3/2020 at 7:09 PM, Stierlitz said:

So most players in this Russian team are older than Podkolzin but Vasily is named captain of the team, this is pretty impressive...

Saw all of Russia's games last year in person.  Podz wouldn't shut up on the bench and was blatantly obviously a leader in that group.  Very well deserved.

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10 hours ago, wildcam said:

Podkolzin named Captain for U20 tourney starting tomorrow Nov 5th. I hope he has a great tournament, will deterring lots for world U20 team...

The Karjala Cup is a men tourney.   The other participating teams are apparently not too pleased with Russia's decision to send only U20 players.  

 

At practice yesterday he was skating on a line with Afanasyev and Khusnutdinov. 

 

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10 minutes ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Russia being one of the youngest (if not the youngest) in the Karjala Tourney.

 

Russia slaughters a veteran laden Finland team, 6-2. Podkolzin finishes off with two assists (1 primary assist, and 1 secondary assist).

 

Russia is icing their U20 team to the displeasure of the other teams.  It's a men tournament.  The Czech have invited 8 x U20 players.  Sweden and Finland have no U20 players on their squad.  Their U20 (and U18) players were supposed to play exhibition games in Malmö but they have been cancelled due to a couple of positive Covid-19 cases on the Swedish team.  Persson was going to participate.  

 

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