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#121 aylbert

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:45 PM

He has to be happy right now compared to his situation in LA.

I just wonder if he could be had for cheap...  I wouldn't want to pay him anything serious just yet...  so maybe a 2 year deal; it's best for both sides in managing risk/reward.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:55 PM

He has to be happy right now compared to his situation in LA.

I just wonder if he could be had for cheap...  I wouldn't want to pay him anything serious just yet...  so maybe a 2 year deal; it's best for both sides in managing risk/reward.

He has to love it here, centering a top line like he wanted and he has a bunch of Russian guys to mentor him. Kovy Poni Volch Zubs, its a great locker room for the kid to be in.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

Steal STeal ! Man i love that kid
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:58 AM

Need one more Russian defenseman to roll out the Russian 5
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:20 AM

Need one more Russian defenseman to roll out the Russian 5

 

Another Russian on the team would just make it four...


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Guys, you even don't know about the players of your team :( Zubrus is NOT Russian, he's Lithuanian, Ponikarovsky is NOT Russian, he's from Ukraine.. And if you don't understand the difference, it's your problem.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:09 AM

Guys, you even don't know about the players of your team :( Zubrus is NOT Russian, he's Lithuanian, Ponikarovsky is NOT Russian, he's from Ukraine.. And if you don't understand the difference, it's your problem.

 

holy sh!t... i always thought Lithuanian was some kind of decease like being diabetic or something... the more you know :P


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Would it be historically acceptable to call them the USSR 5 then?


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

that works as a cute thing i guess but do we really need gimmicky names? if so call it the eastern block line.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

That goal last night was sick, did not see ESPN today, but had to be top 2 or 3 plays...


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

That goal last night was sick, did not see ESPN today, but had to be top 2 or 3 plays...

 

Uhhhh there were probably at least 10 mediocre, every day dunks last night in the NBA so probably not  :P


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

When I meant he is surrounded by Russians he is surrounded by guys who speak Russian. Poni and Zubs are not Russian but they speak Russian....



Guys, you even don't know about the players of your team :( Zubrus is NOT Russian, he's Lithuanian, Ponikarovsky is NOT Russian, he's from Ukraine.. And if you don't understand the difference, it's your problem.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

When I meant he is surrounded by Russians he is surrounded by guys who speak Russian. Poni and Zubs are not Russian but they speak Russian....

 

they all used to be Russia/USSR when the majority of them were born (except maybe Loktionov) so good enough 


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Nice move last night but let's not arrange the limo to Wells Fargo Bank just yet...he has a lot to prove.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

That goal last night was sick, did not see ESPN today, but had to be top 2 or 3 plays...

 

It was No. 2 on the SC top 10.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

they all used to be Russia/USSR when the majority of them were born (except maybe Loktionov) so good enough 

 

Stop being an ignorant American.

 

You don't make comments like that to people from the former satellites.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

Its just about time. I'd be comfortable with extending this kid right now. He has absolutely left Josefson in the dust and become a big part of this team. And for a 5th rounder? 

 

he's not really here to replace josefson. they are different types of players and were expected to be different types of players. josefson has never been a scorer in his career. he's a solid two way center that has good hockey smarts and knows where to be.

 

loktionov is a skill guy whose offense is supposed to carry him.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

Zajac, Henrique, Loki, Josefson...I'm liking our depth at C for years to come.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Loktionov looks to me like the perfect type offensive center to give weak minutes to. You have Josefson and Zajac to eat tough minutes as early as next year, ideally Henrique still moves to the wing.

Ponikarovski - Loktionov - Kovalchuk
Elias - Henrique - Clarkson
Josefson - Zajac - Zubrus
Carter - Gionta - Bernier

With goaltending I think NJ may be better up front then last year with progression

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Its just about time. I'd be comfortable with extending this kid right now. He has absolutely left Josefson in the dust and become a big part of this team. And for a 5th rounder? 
 
he's not really here to replace josefson. they are different types of players and were expected to be different types of players. josefson has never been a scorer in his career. he's a solid two way center that has good hockey smarts and knows where to be.
 
loktionov is a skill guy whose offense is supposed to carry him.

You're right about that, I was just talking about passing him on the organizational depth chart. I wasn't intending for it to come across as I was comparing the styles they play.
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