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NHL » Ivan Vishnevskiy traded to the Atlanta Thrashers

NHL » Ivan Vishnevskiy traded to the Atlanta Thrashers

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Ivan Vishnevskiy traded to the Atlanta Thrashers (Photo © Getty Images) Ivan Vishnevskiy has been traded yesterday from the Dallas Stars to the Atlanta Thrashers. Most likely Vishnevskiy, who has played only five games in his NHL career, will be demoted to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. The Dallas Stars obtained Finn goalie Kari Lehtonen, while the Thrashers added a further fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft. Native of Barnaul, Russia, Vishnevskiy reported to North America in the 2005/06 season, when he was picked up in the CHL Import Draft by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and he spent three seasons. He was then drafted in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars. He played most of the last couple of seasons in the AHL.
Sergei Zubov: “SKA could defeat any NHL team”

Sergei Zubov: “SKA could defeat any NHL team”

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Sergei Zubov: "SKA could defeat any NHL team" (Photo © Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) In the interview posted on KHL official site, SKA St. Petersburg's Sergei Zubov talks about the differences between the NHL and the KHL, gives his opinion on personal awards and compares veterans' and youngsters' contribution to a team's success. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the interview. Judging by last month's stats, your needed period of adaptation to Russia is complete. You can say that, I guess. I've spent the first two months to adapt to new hockey and new size rink. I've tried to understand the style of my team and of the opponents. Because of this I couldn't perform up to my possibilities. Now I am rather accustomed and thus I play well. My team helped me a lot – in the last fe...
KHL » Sergei Zubov: “NHL and KHL are almost the same”

KHL » Sergei Zubov: “NHL and KHL are almost the same”

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Sergei Zubov: "NHL and KHL are almost the same" (Photo © khl.ru) Former NHL defenceman Sergei Zubov, currently playing for SKA St. Petersburgh of the KHL, answered to fans' questions on Russian site sportbox.ru. He talked about his moving from Dallas to St. Petersburg, differences between NHL and KHL, what would his dream team look like and his chances to play on the Olympics in Vancouver. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the most interesting questions and answers. - You returned to Russia after living in America for so many years. Do you see any changes here? - Not many. Of course such cities as Moscow or St. Petersburg have improved a lot. But that's just superficial changes, a lot remains the same. - Why did you move from the Dallas Stars to SKA? - My contract with Dal...