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Andrei Markov and Maxim Afinogenov like to joke

Andrei Markov and Maxim Afinogenov like to joke

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Andrei Markov and Maxim Afinogenov like to joke (Photo © allhockey.ru) Habs' Andrei Markov and Thrashers' Maxim Afinogenov liked joke when they played for Dynamo Moscow of the KHL in the 2004/05 season, according to their former partner Yakov Rylov. Rylov gave an interview to Russian site sports.ru where he recollected some stories with Markov and Afinogenov. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of some parts of the interview. "Once Max Afinogenov made a bad pass and [Dynamo's head coach] Krikunov exclaimed: "What are you, blind?". The following day the team gathered in a room for the game analysis. Max took a seat in the first row and put on strong glasses. You know, the ones that enlarge your eyes considerably. Krikunov came in and started laughing. At one moment there were r...
Alexander Avtsin: From Vympel to Montreal

Alexander Avtsin: From Vympel to Montreal

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Alexander Avtsin: From Vympel to Montreal (Photo © Bernard Brault, La Presse) RussianHockeyFans.com offers you the translation of an article about Alexander Avtsin published on Russian site Sport day by day by Roman Sergeev. The story sheds some light over Alexander's biography and also contains quotes from Alexander himself, his agent and his coaches. It’s not the first time that this week’s top KHL rookie, Dynamo Moscow player Alexander Avtsin didn’t get a chance to play for Vladimir Plyuschev’s national team. He thus directed his anger to his hometown club as this week he scored two goals and one assist, being picked up as first star in both matches. Avtsin’s career began in Moscow’s district of Perovo, in the central-eastern part of the city, where he used to play for the local team “...
Alexander Avtsin KHL rookie of the week

Alexander Avtsin KHL rookie of the week

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Alexander Avtsin KHL rookie of the week (Photo © Kp.ru) After notching his first KHL goal on Friday during a 4-0 home win against Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and scoring the game-winner against SKA in St. Petersburg two days later, Dynamo's player and Habs' prospect Alexander Avtsin has been named KHL rookie of the week. Let's remember that he also had an assist in the game against Neftekhimik. In the two games played he finished +3 and had around 7 minutes of average ice time. The other awarded players were goalkeeper Vitaly Eremeev (Dynamo Moscow), blueliner Vitaly Atyushov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) and forward Mikelis Redlihs (Dinamo Riga).
Alexander Avtsin scores his first goal in KHL

Alexander Avtsin scores his first goal in KHL

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Alexander Avtsin scores his first goal in KHL (Photo © championat.ru) Dynamo Moscow forward Alexander Avtsin, drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, scored his first KHL goal. On December 11, 2009, Avtsin scored his team's fourth goal in a game against Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. Dynamo won 4:0. "I think it was my best game in Dynamo jersey. I scored a goal, our line got some points too. We will work even harder. Now I feel great not only because I scored but also because the whole team played great," said Avtsin to a Russian site Championat.ru after the game. Below is the video of Avtsin's first KHL goal.
Andrei Markov eyes return on ice

Andrei Markov eyes return on ice

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Andrei Markov eyes return on ice (Photo © Montreal Gazette) After a long injury, finally Montreal Canadiens' superstar Andrei Markov started eyeing his return on ice, even if it won't be that soon, probably not earlier than New Year's eve, "surely before the Olympics", using his own words. Let's remember that the defenseman got injured on the season's opening night when he had a collision with team mate, goalie Corey Price and he got a teandon slashed by Price's skate. He needed a surgery and a long rehabilitation program, but now it looks like it's going to end rather soon. Markov had an interview with Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, Russian Hockey Fans offers you a resume: I felt it in my ankle, I just bent over and saw the cut. At the time I wasn't thinking it was too bad. It's p...