Tyutin’s Presence in Kazan Under Question

By Max Dostoevsky

Tyutin’s resence in Kazan Under Question

Players movement update

Fedor Tyutin has signed two-year contract with AK BARS KAZAN. By doing so Rangers’ prospect found himself in the middle of
controversy, as SKA SAINT-PETERSBURG management presented to PHL’s Arbitration Committee an agreement reached with
Tyutin’s NHL right holder – the New York Rangers. According to agreement in question Tyutin is loaned by NHL club to
Saint-Petersburg team until the end of the current season. Therefore under the IIHF/NHL agreement Ak Bars has no rights dress
Fedor in RSL action without Ranger’s permission.

As we reported last week, Tyutin canceled his contract with SKA exercising a clause that allows him to leave club if coaching or
GM change takes place.

Arbitrary committee will now decide where talented rearguard will play this season. From NY Rangers standpoint Saint-Petersburg
seems to be preferable venue, since due to SKA’s lack of depth on defense Tyutin shall receive premium ice-time there. While
despite being (Ak Bars’ assistant coach) Vladimir Plyuschev’s favorite Tyutin isn’t guaranteed to play top roles in Kazan.


Avangard Omsk franchise produced a few great prospects in recent years. However some of it’s finest and dearest young talents
may be on the trading block. Avangard’s GM Anatoly Bardin recently let his colleagues know that he’ll be willing to deal youth for

“With the departure of (Oleg) Shargorodsky to Kazan we badly need an experienced rearguard,” – says Bardin. “For the sake of it,
we’re ready to trade some of our young forwards.”

Avangard is very deep up front, therefore talented kids like Alexander Golovin (CHI), Andrei Taratukhin (CAL), Konstantin
Baranov (PHI) and Anton Kurianov (eligible for ’03 NHL draft) are doomed to get their ice-time on Avangard’s farm team based in
third division.

There have been rumors of the deal between Omsk and Sibir involving Golovin and Kurianov in exchange defender Sergei Voronov.
Apparently the deal went dead at the last moment, as Novosibirsk side refused to part with its top rearguard.

Of late our sources indicate that Taratukhin and Kurainov may end up in High League on loan basis and that Nizhnekamsk’s
Neftekhimik is interested in acquiring Golovin.

Bottom line – players in question clearly surpassed farm’s level of play and the time is right for them to get examined at a higher
level. It would be especially interesting to see how Golovin fares when he’s given a chance to play in the Superlegue.


Starting today until Friday the 9th of November RSL clubs may modify their rosters. Bellow listed all the latest transfers. (For full
information regarding all the transactions see TRANSFERS section).

19-year old forward Alexander Blokhin will play in Nizhnekamsk until the end of the season. Blokhin joins NEFTEKHIMIK on loan

SKA SAINT-PETERSBURG traded D Evgeny Gribko to SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK for D Andrei Kozyrev (CHI). St.Petersburg club
signed contracts until the end of the season with free-agents RW Alexander Galchenyuk, F Sergei Makarov, F Dmitry
Sergeev, F Rinat Khairetdinov and D Sergei Semin.

SPARTAK MOSCOW loaned F Artyom Vostrikov (CBJ) from LADA TOGLIATTI and acquired the rights to forward Andrei
Troschinsky (STL) from METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK. Moscow club also got hold on loan basis of D Mikhail Chernov from AK
BARS and F Maxim Rybin (ANA) from SEVERSTAL, Maxim’s brother Artyom is one of team’s top forwards this season.
SPARTAK released several players to make room for the newcomers. Among them are forwards Anton Starovoit, Maxim
Potapov, Dmitry Semenov (DET) and Pavel Agarkov (DET). Veteran Agarkov is currently practicing with SIBIR. Moscow side
expressed interest in Yaroslavl’s Alex Suglobov (NJ) and Ivan Nepryaev (WAS), but competition is high for the two young gems
as several RSL teams would like to loan them.

Veteran D Oleg Mikulchik, member of Belarus National team at Nagano ’98 and Salt-Lake ’02 OG, traded by MECHEL

METALLURG MG signed 33-year old LW Dmitry Khristich. Metallurg’s core of former NHLers may get another addition, as LW
Valery Kamensky is also rumored to head to Magnitogorsk.

LOKOMOTIV YAROSLAVL loaned D Evgeny Korolev from NHL’s NY ISLANDERS. Loan extends until the end of the season.

SEVERSTAL loaned until the end of the season D Evgeny Shaldybin, F Oleg Antonenko and C Andrei Pchelyakov to

AK BARS loaned until the end of the season D Remir Khaidarov and D Denis Sokolov to MOLOT-PRIKAMIE PERM.

DINAMO MOSCOW signed F Johan Lindstrom. Of late 27-year old Swede played in Germany.

AMUR KHABAROVSK signed Montreal’s draftee D Gennady Razin. Razin played several years in Canadien’s farm system.

— Max Dostoevsky