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Old 09-26-2012, 07:29 AM
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I figured it would be a good idea to be able to track where the Bolts wind up during the lockout.

Hedman is going to Barys Astana in the KHL

Stamkos is in talks with HC Lugano in Switzerland but nothing definite yet.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:27 AM
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Good call.

I'm not so sure I like the idea of the guys playing in the KHL. Switzerland, Germany, Italian league, sure. Just seems like there's more injury risk in the K.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 AM
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FWIW, (and I don't remember where I read this), former Bolt Brandon Bochenski is said to be a vocal supporter of Barys Astana as a great place to live and play hockey.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:53 AM
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Good call.

I'm not so sure I like the idea of the guys playing in the KHL. Switzerland, Germany, Italian league, sure. Just seems like there's more injury risk in the K.
If I remember correctly, Vinny didn't have a favorable impression of the KHL eight years ago. I'm sure he has some influence on our players to not play over in the KHL. Not to mention the safety concerns over travelling.
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If I remember correctly, Vinny didn't have a favorable impression of the KHL eight years ago. I'm sure he has some influence on our players to not play over in the KHL. Not to mention the safety concerns over travelling.
I believe Vinny played for Ak Bars. I've only lived in Vladivostok for 3 months and no where else in Russia (although I had a weekend visit to Khaborovsk), but I imagine like America, it varies from region and city. Russia is a *very* different place than America.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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I've been to Lugano. It's a nice place. Highly recommend it, Stammer.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:49 AM
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Per Twitter,

Nate Thompson signs with ECHL Alaska Aces.

Not surprised at all.
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Not to mention the safety concerns over travelling.
I'm glad you did. Over there, flying is something you might not just end up on IR from doing

BTW danny, who's that in the crosshairs?
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:22 AM
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Gary Roberts. Back in the day, while playing with Toronto, he performed a couple of spectacular dives. I believe it was Chad who said he must have been shot by the X-O sniper, and thus the avatar was born.

I'm almost up to John Grahame's designated driver. I gotta think something up for that avatar.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:15 AM
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Cool, at first glance I thought it might have been Ovchokin in his new blue russky uniform, which if I'm not mistaken I thought I saw him wearing #20 ??

"If our salaries get slashed, I'll have to think about whether to return to NHL," he said, according to a translation by Slava Malamud of Sport-Express. :yay:

BTW his insurance cost is said to be 100k/mo. while Crosby's is a concussion-inducing 400k/mo.
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