Future Considerations


Kabanov a MAINEiac
October 28, 2010, 7:50 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

The Kirill Kabanov saga is over.

At least, for the Moncton Wildcats.

Since making him the seventh overall pick in the 2009 CHL Import Draft, the Wildcats have had headache after headache with the enigmatic Russian forward.

That problem now belongs to the Lewiston MAINEiacs.

Moncton dealt Kabanov to Lewiston in exchange for 17-year-old goaltender Jordan Kennedy, second and fourth round picks in the 2011 QMJHL Draft, a fourth round pick in the 2012 QMJHL Draft, as well as the MAINEiacs first round pick in the 2011 CHL Import Draft.

Kabanov played in just two games for the Wildcats, recording no points and registering six penalty minutes. Kabanov missed nearly a month of the season after returning to Russia to attend to a family emergency. Continue reading



Burmistrov staying in Atlanta
October 28, 2010, 7:27 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

The Atlanta Thrashers are keeping 18-year-old forward Alexander Burmistrov.

The eighth overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in June will play in his tenth game of the season, kicking in the first year of his three year entry-level contract and all but securing a spot in Atlanta’s lineup for the duration of the season. Continue reading



Isles return Niederreiter to Portland
October 28, 2010, 7:01 pm
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By Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

The clock struck midnight on Nino Niederreiter’s NHL season Thursday as the New York Islanders returned the promising Swiss prospect to the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.

Niederreiter was returned by the Islanders after a nine game audition, recording one goal and one assist during that span. Had Niederreiter played a 10th game, the first year of his three year entry-level contract would kick in. Continue reading



Could Kabanov represent Russia in Subway Series?
October 28, 2010, 1:39 am
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

The Russians are coming.

And with a little help, they could cause a handful headaches for the Canadian Hockey League.

With the Subway Super Series set to get underway in under two weeks time, the Russians unveiled their roster for the event (To view Team QMJHL Rosters, click HERE. To view Team OHL Rosters, click HERE. To view Team WHL Rosters, click HERE).

Typically the Russians will add native players from whichever league they are facing. Last year for example, Belleville Bulls sniper and current Atlanta Thrashers forward Alexander Burmistrov suited up for Russia in their series against the OHL, or Calgary Hitmen import Misha Fisenko alongside his fellow Russians against the WHL. Continue reading