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Kirill Kabanov to play in Swedish Elitserien

Kirill Kabanov to play in Swedish Elitserien

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Kirill Kabanov to play in Swedish Elitserien (Photo © Getty Images) Today it was announced that Kirill Kabanov signed a try-out contract with top Elitserien team Farjestad BK. The 19-years-old Russian winger was among the last cuts of the New York Islanders. To shed some light on this unexpected event, RHF talked with EliteProspect's admin Johan Nillson, a Swedish hockey expert. What is Kirill Kabanov's reputation in Sweden? You know that in Russia and in North America he had some problems, how is all this in a "neutral" country like Sweden? Kabanov is not overly known in Sweden, but for those that have indeed heard about him, I think they believe he is somewhat of a "problem child" with some diva tendencies. As we know Kabanov has a contract up to November 6th. What do you think, does he...
Kirill Kabanov drafted by New York Islanders

Kirill Kabanov drafted by New York Islanders

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Kirill Kabanov drafted by New York Islanders (Photo © Getty Images) With the 65th overall pick, the New York Islanders picked . He's the fourth Russian player to get picked in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft round after Alexander Burmistrov, Vladimir Tarasenko and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Kirill Kabanov, once thought to be one of the prime candidates for the 2010 Entry Draft #1 overall pick, has experienced a serious downhill fall after his departure to Canada this fall. According to agent Ilya Moliver, Kabanov's problems are caused by his father.
Kirill Kabanov’s free fall

Kirill Kabanov’s free fall

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Kirill Kabanov's free fall (Photo © cyberpresse.ca) Many pages have been inked about the once thought to be one of the prime candidates for the 2010 Entry Draft #1 overall pick, Russian , as he has experienced a serious downhill fall after his departure to Canada this fall. During the 2008-09 season the talented winger got the first taste of pro hockey experience skating in a bunch of regular season and playoff games (and getting knocked out by a hit from former NHL defenseman Vitaly Vishnevsky) with Spartak Moscow, then scored eleven points in the 2009 U18 WJC, being thus outscored by and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Getting to America He was then picked up in the 2009 CHL Import Draft by the Moncton Wildcats, and the first controversy arose. As Salavat Yulaev bought his KHL rights from Sp...
Announcing Russian Prospect.com

Announcing Russian Prospect.com

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Announcing Russian Prospect.com (Photo © Getty Images) We have started a new site dedicated to Russian prospects, RussianProspect.com. We have compiled a list of Top Russians for the upcoming draft along with players' profiles (History, Talent Analysis and Future). 1. , 9D 2. , 8.5B 3. , 8.5B 4. , 8.5C 5. , 8B 6. , 8C 7. , 7.5B 8. , 7.5C 9. , 7C 10. , 7C 11. Nikita Gusev, 7D For now the site has profiles for the top Russian players available for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but during the summer the site will be upgraded and it will have profiles of older and younger players, news, interviews and more scout reports, to give our readers the best coverage of Russian prospects available on the internet. The "Prospects" section of Russian Hockey Fans will be shut down.
Agent Ilya Moliver: “Kabanov’s problem is his father”

Agent Ilya Moliver: “Kabanov’s problem is his father”

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Agent Ilya Moliver: "Kabanov's problem is his father" (Photo © saintjohnseadogs.com) As widely reported in the last few days, and his agent JP Barry parted ways. "I wish Kirill all the best", Barry told The Hockey News. "It just wasn’t a fit. We advised him to seek other representation." The collaboration between Kabanov and Barry (whose agency works with, for example, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar) lasted a few months only. They helped Kabanov in the preparation toward the upcoming NHL Draft and the NHL Draft Combine. But they refused to work with him any longer. Before Barry there were three agents with whom Kabanov had parted ways, Don Meehan (and his Russian representative Sergei Isakov), Jay Grossman and Scott Greenspun (Alexei Kovalev's agent). Russian...
ISS Final Rankings: Tarasenko #4, Burmistrov #14, Kuznetsov #19, Galiev #24

ISS Final Rankings: Tarasenko #4, Burmistrov #14, Kuznetsov #19, Galiev #24

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
ISS Final Rankings: Tarasenko #4, Burmistrov #14, Kuznetsov #19, Galiev #24 (Photo © sportbox.ru) The International Scouting Services announced its final rankings for the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft. , playing for Sibir of the KHL, is the highest ranked European, having the 4th spot in the rankings. There are three more Russian prospects in the Top 30, they are: 14. (OHL, Barrie Colts) 19. (KHL, Traktor Chelyabinsk) 24. (QJMHL, Saint John Sea Dogs) The notorious has fallen out of the Top 30.