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Alexander Avtsin: I hope to play some pre-season games

Alexander Avtsin: I hope to play some pre-season games

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Alexander Avtsin: I hope to play some pre-season games (Photo © cyberpress.ca) During a pre-season intrasquad scrimmage, Habs' prospect Alexander Avtsin played on a line with Mike Cammalleri and had one goal and one assist. Everyone note that the 20-years-old player managed to learn good English in just one year. And now he knows what the team needs from him. He also fairly judged himself, saying that it’s too early to talk about the NHL, and most likely he will spend another season in the AHL. "I've spent half of the summer in Moscow, then I left to Montreal to get ready for the new season, I had a strengthening program", Avtsin told in Russian. “I worked with a group of players gathered by my agents. There were many Czech and Slovak players, like Havlat, Michalek" You did look good in C...
Ramo on NHL, goalie fighting, move to Habs, ties with Tortorella

Ramo on NHL, goalie fighting, move to Habs, ties with Tortorella

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Ramo on NHL, goalie fighting, move to Habs, ties with Tortorella (Photo © Getty Images) 24 years old Karri Ramo is one of the top KHL goalies. His NHL rights were recently traded to the Montreal Canadiens and he's expected to join the Habs during the next summer as his deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL will run out on the next April 30th. In this interview with Ilya Elchaninov of sports.ru Ramo talked about his future plans, about his past experiences with Tampa Bay and about life in Russia. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. You played under John Tortorella. Is it true that he considers you late at the practice if you arrive only two minutes before its start? Ramo: "He always wants you perfectly on time. John always says playes to come earlier. If we agreed to meet, let's s...
Alexander Avtsin parts with Dynamo Moscow

Alexander Avtsin parts with Dynamo Moscow

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Alexander Avtsin parts with Dynamo Moscow (Photo © rds.ca) From RussianProspect.com Alexander Avtsin and Dynamo Moscow decided to break the player's contract as he wants to try and get a spot with the Canadiens, as reported by Sport-Express. During the last couple of months there was a lot of speculation around Avtsin's contract as he was under contract with Dynamo, but now he decided to report to North America. Avtsin, 19, will skate in next week's rookie camp with the Habs, and then will skate in the main team's training camp in late August. The promising right winger had three goals and six assists with Dynamo last year, but a wrist injury in January prematurely ended his season.
Dynamo’s GM: Avtsin is under contract with us

Dynamo’s GM: Avtsin is under contract with us

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Dynamo's GM: Avtsin is under contract with us (Photo © khl.ru) In spite of the recent news it looks like Alexander Avtsin will spend the 2010-11 season in the KHL with Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo's General Manager Andrei Safronov declared through the team's official site that all the young players remain property of the new formed OHC Dynamo and all contracts are valid. "At the end of May the KHL confirmed that all the contracts with our players are valid. Our youngsters will stay. Avtsin and Dvurechensky have a contract up to April 2011 and 2012 respectively. Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes) and Andrei Plekhanov (Columbus Blue Jackets) are among the group of players that will skate in the team's training camp in Belarus. We will part with Pavel Valentenko. He has a big contract and we can't af...
Alexei Emelin: “I’ll think about NHL next year”

Alexei Emelin: “I’ll think about NHL next year”

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Alexei Emelin: "I'll think about NHL next year" (Photo © Getty Images) Habs' prospect Alexei Emelin, 23, declared to Sovietskiy Sport v Tatarstane (via sports.ru) that he'll think about the NHL only next year. Alexei Emelin: "I'm under contract with Ak Bars Kazan for the next season. I'll think about the NHL next year." Recently Emelin has been awarded with Best Defenseman of the KHL Finals honor and skated in the 2010 World Championship in Germany.
Alexander Avtsin leaves KHL, joins Canadiens

Alexander Avtsin leaves KHL, joins Canadiens

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Alexander Avtsin leaves KHL, joins Canadiens (Photo © Getty Images) Alexander Avtsin is going to join the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL this summer, as reported by sportbox.ru The 19 years old wing spent the latest season with the Dynamo Moscow of the KHL, scoring nine points in 30 regular season games, before picking up a wrist injury that shut down his season in late January. Most likely Avtsin will start the 2010-11 campaign with the Canadiens' AHL affiliates, the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Alexander Avtsin: “Playing in the CHL makes no sense to me”

Alexander Avtsin: “Playing in the CHL makes no sense to me”

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Alexander Avtsin: "Playing in the CHL makes no sense to me" (Photo © khl.ru) Alexander Avtsin is without a doubt one of the highest touted prospects from Russia. Unfortunately he is not playing now because of a hand injury, and will come back most likely only in one month. In this interview with Olga Alexandrova, appeared on the official Dynamo Moscow's site, Avtsin explained why he decided to remain in Russia for this season, discussed his own current season's performances and he also told how he met his girlfriend Milana. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. Alexander, are there other athletes in your family? Avtsin: "Yes, my mother is a runner. She used to be a distance runner as she competed in 800 and 1500 meters. My mom really wanted that I became a sportsman and she was ...
Markov to Price: “We don’t need you here”

Markov to Price: “We don’t need you here”

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Markov to Price: "We don't need you here" (Photo © Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) After the Habs lost 4-3 in an overtime to the St. Louis, Russian defenceman Andrei Markov had something to say to their goalie Carey Price. According to the TEAM990 radio, Markov told Price "If you are not going to play with heart, stay home. We don't need you here." The same radio station reported that some players supported Markov while some part of the team sided with Price. The Montreal Canadiens didn't comment on the situation yet.
Alexander Avtsin: “I could have been useful at the WJC”

Alexander Avtsin: “I could have been useful at the WJC”

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Alexander Avtsin: "I could have been useful at the WJC" (Photo © RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev) Habs' prospect Alexander Avtsin was surprisingly left off the Russian WJC squad and in this interview appeared on Sports.ru he discussed the WJC outcome, tried examinating the reasons of his exclusion from the team and admitted that he could have been useful for the Russians. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the interview with Avtsin. On the morning of January 3rd, Team Russia's fans were shocked as the national junior team just lost to Team Switzerland. Who did tell you about this result? Avtsin: "We were on our way to Khabarovsk when my mom texted me about the result. We were landing and I read her messages." Did this upset you a lot? Avtsin: (Pause) "Of course this upset me, it c...
Alexander Avtsin: “For now I’m a Dynamo player”

Alexander Avtsin: “For now I’m a Dynamo player”

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Alexander Avtsin: "For now I'm a Dynamo player" (Photo © Sport Express) The latest winner of the Rookie of the week award, Alexander Avtsin, during an interview published on KHL official site, talked about his first goals in pro hockey, about the upcoming WJC and about his plans for the next season. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation: Q: Alexander, you’ve been awarded with rookie of the week honors. You started playing successfully only midway through December, while at the start of the season there were a lot of expectations on you Avtsin: "The season isn’t over yet, we are only at its middle. We only need to go on till the end, win as much games as possible and fight to get the best results. I’m really satisfied for the award. Getting into pro hockey wasn’t an easy deal. Som...