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Nikita Filatov: “I am determined to get back to the NHL”

Nikita Filatov: “I am determined to get back to the NHL”

KHL News and Interviews
Nikita Filatov: "I am determined to get back to the NHL" (Photo © sportbox.ru) During an interview with popular Russian website Sovietskiy Sport Nikita Filatov, currently playing for CSKA and who recently got a call from Russian national team, talked about his future, about NHL players' participation to the Olympics and about the upcoming season. Nikita Filatov: "I am determined to return to the NHL next year. Surely the salaries are better in the KHL, but overseas the level of play is higher. I'll try to make the first team in the NHL. And I'll try getting on the roster for the World Championships too. I don't really think that NHL players won't come to Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Games. The best players in the world want to play there. And no one can force them out."
Nikita Filatov knocked down by Darcy Verot

Nikita Filatov knocked down by Darcy Verot

KHL News and Interviews
Nikita Filatov knocked down by Darcy Verot (Photo © boeboda.ru) NHL Blue Jackets forward Nikita Filatov, playing on a loan basis for CSKA of the KHL, was knocked down by Darcy Verot of Vityaz Chekhov in Monday's game between Vityaz and CSKA. After the famous bench-clearing fight Vityaz, a team having an enormous for the KHL amount of tough guys, didn't fight at all. There were rumors that players were told not to fight in order to calm down fans. The KHL even warned Vityaz to exclude the team from the league in case of another cancelled game. The peace didn't last long as on Monday Darcy Verot knocked down youngster Nikita Filatov with a cheap shot to the head and got a game misconduct. Here is the video of Verot's cheap shot on Filatov:
Prospects » WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev

Prospects » WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev (Photo © Getty Images) The debate around team Russia WJC disaster goes on. Right after the team's return in Russia many stories hit the media, the most interesting regarding Nikita Filatov and Vladimir Plyuschev relations. As we examined earlier in the Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC it looks like there have been a conflict between the coach and the captain. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you the most interesting quotes from a good sum-it-up article appeared at Bleacher report. Vladimir Plyuschev words: The main cause of our performance was my mistake in choosing the captain. A captain should be an example of how to behave on the ice, in the locker room and outside the arena. We trusted Filatov with the captaincy hoping...
Prospects » Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC

Prospects » Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC (Photo © Reuters) Team Russia's sixth place at the last WJC in Saskatchewan, Canada, was nothing short of a failure. It was the worst result of the team since 2001, when the team lead by Petr Vorobiev couldn't get any better than the seventh place on the home soil. That team, just like this one, wasn't short of talent, considering that the team's front men were the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Anton Volchenkov and Denis Grebeshkov. This year's roster included many talented players as well, like Nikita Filatov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Dmitri Orlov and others, but the tournament didn't really finish like expected and team Russia was left out of the medal round after five straight apparitions. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you top five reasons why Russia failed ...
Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC’s second match

Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC’s second match

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC's second match (Photo © The Canadian Press) With a phenomenal performance and 46 saves, goalkeeper Igor Bobkov left no way out to Finland as they couldn't score for the whole game despite a complete control of the match for more than two periods. Finland's inability to convert chances into goals costed them the game as Team Russia walked away with a comfortable 2-0 win in World Junior Championships' second match. Plyuschev team's now tops Group B ranking, sharing the lead with Sweden, with six points in two matches. In spite of Bobkov's one-man show, Nikita Filatov has been elected as player of the game for Team Russia. He did play a great game, assisting on Petr Khokhryakov's first goal of the night and scoring himself the sec...
Prospects » WJC Final roster released

Prospects » WJC Final roster released

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
WJC Final roster released (Photo © fhr.ru) On December 25th, Russian national junior team head coach Vladimir Plyuschev named the final roster for the World Junior Championships. He took some drastic decisions as he decided not to call goalkeeper Alexander Pechursky, defenseman Kirill Yuriev, forwards Mikhail Fisenko and Dmitry Kugryshev. This is how the final roster looks like: Goalkeepers Igor Bobkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1991 Ramis Sadikov, Erie Otters, OHL, 1991 Defensemen Anton Klementyev, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL, 1990 Dmitry Orlov, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, 1991 Maxim Chudinov, Severstal Cherepovets, 1990 Dmitry Kostromitin, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL, 1990 Nikita Zaitsev, Sibir Novosibirsk, 1991 Nikita Pivtsakin, Avangard Omsk, 1991 Alexander Tarasov, HC MVD, 1990 Forwards ...
Prospects » Team Russia WJC roster released

Prospects » Team Russia WJC roster released

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Team Russia WJC roster released (Photo © Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) The roster for the World Junior Championships has been released today by head coach Vladimir Plyuschev and Russian Hockey Federation. Just as usual it looks like that the team's strongest area will be the offensive front, with many high quality forwards. The defense looks a bit thin and there isn't a clear starting goaltender. The team's leader will be Nikita Filatov. This is how the roster appears to be: Goalkeepers Igor Bobkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1991 Alexander Pechursky, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1990 Ramis Sadikov, Erie Otters, OHL, 1991 Defensemen Dmitri Orlov, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, 1991 Maxim Chudinov, Severstal Cherepovets, 1990 Dmitri Kostromitin, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL, 1990 Nikita Zaitsev, Sibir N...
KHL » Nikita Filatov: “Returning to Russia was my idea”

KHL » Nikita Filatov: “Returning to Russia was my idea”

KHL News and Interviews
Nikita Filatov: "Returning to Russia was my idea" (Photo © Associated Press) Nikita Filatov had an interview with eurosport.ru website in which he talked about his return, his opinion about his path towards the NHL and about his future. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the most interesting questions and answers. - How do you feel after the fly through ocean and within Russia? - Well, not bad. I’m adapting gradually. They say that the hardest thing is fly towards East. I landed from America and then at once even farer: Chelyabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Magnitogorsk. I was in Moscow for the last time on September 8th. - Was it hard getting to the games? - Nothing special. I knew all the guys and it helped me. When I met the team I wasn’t familiar only with a couple of guys. It was...
Extended WJC roster for Team Russia released

Extended WJC roster for Team Russia released

Russian Prospects Profiles, Reports and News
Extended WJC roster for Team Russia released (Photo © Shaun Best/Reuters) Today coach Vladimir Plyuschev released the extended list of the players called for the WJC. Nikita Filatov is there, as well as Evgeny Grachev, who recently has been ruled out by the Rangers. isn't part of the roster. The team will start the training camp in Novogorsk on December 7th and will go on until December 18th. This is how the roster appears to be: Goalkeepers Igor Bobkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1992 Alexander Zalivin, Dinamo Moscow, 1991 Ramis Sadikov, Erie Otters, OHL, 1991 Alexei Trifonov, Lada Togliatti, 1990 Defensemen Anton Klementyev, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 1990 Dmitri Orlov, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, 1991 Maxim Chudinov, Severstal Cherepovets, 1990 Dmitri Kostromitin, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL, ...
KHL » Nikita Filatov: “I might stay in KHL for one more year”

KHL » Nikita Filatov: “I might stay in KHL for one more year”

KHL News and Interviews
Nikita Filatov: "I might stay in KHL for one more year" (Photo © khl.ru) Nikita Filatov, who was loaned to CSKA Moscow by the Columbus Blue Jackets, keeps on doing great in the KHL. He played 4 games so far and amassed 8 points, scoring 4 goals and giving 4 assists. Filatov also managed to set a new KHL record, scoring 3 game-winning goals in 3 matches in a row. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of his interview published by Sovetskiy Sport, which he gave after yesterday's game against Spartak. - One can see that now you are playing as if you had wings on your back. Is it because you don't have to focus so much on defence in CSKA as you had to in Columbus? - Yes, it is. But I wouldn't say that I spend all my time in the offensive zone, I don't forget about the defence too. T...