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Old 04-03-2008, 01:56 PM
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Seems a Russian newspaper interviewed Filatov. Seems he categorically stated he wanted to be over here next year, either in the NHL, or a lower league. The most pressing question surrounding Filatov is can or will he come over here next year if drafted. If the article is accurate, this would answer that question.

If Tampa doesn't win the ping pong ball lottery, Filatov would merit strong consideration as their draft pick.

http://www.sports.ru/hockey/4440217.html
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:04 PM
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This would make me feel a little better about potentially losing the draft lottery.

While my first wish is for someone to step into the TB lineup next year (and it was interesting to hear EJ McGuire on the segment SSN showed last night say Doughty is the most NHL ready)... if he's serious about coming over, him spending a year in the CHL (preferably WHL IMO) wouldn't be the end of the world.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:06 PM
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What does it say about him being ABLE to break away from his Russian team?
Transfer agreement?
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:22 PM
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What does it say about him being ABLE to break away from his Russian team?
Transfer agreement?
I dont think so I have used an online translator but it only kind of makes sense and he mentions solving a problem but doesnt say what on the translation
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:24 PM
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Congratulations CT, on being glossed "Alex Kharitonov's balls". I hear they're big as a house.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:48 PM
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The other worry with Filatov is his size. He's 5'11'' and 165lb. (example: MSL -5' 9'' and 185lbs) He's got a ton of skills (apparently to some the most in the draft), its just a matter of if he can transfer them to the NHL level being such a light weight without getting too bashed up. I've read that he's working with a trainer on "bulking" up for next year. If he does beef up he should be able to step into the team. It'd be great to have another speedy winger with skill, and a left winger at that. Plus I'd hate to miss on someone who could be explosive like another current Russian rocket. If the guy did half of what Ovechkin is doing I'd be happy, but he should be able to do even more than that being in that he's on a team with a super star center.

I just have this sick feeling we'll get the #2 and Jay will take a defensemen and Atlanta will take Filatov and he'll put up a ton of points his rookie season.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:54 PM
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Congratulations CT, on being glossed "Alex Kharitonov's balls". I hear they're big as a house.
I do have some ukranian blood.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:02 PM
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What does it say about him being ABLE to break away from his Russian team?
Transfer agreement?
the russians aren't interested in the transfer agreement, so it'll take some palms getting greased, probably a lot. i'd be very wary of drafting a russian right now.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:41 AM
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Let's just get the #1 pick and take Stamkos.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:42 PM
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A loss tonight would be a good start toward that goal.
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