Sorted by higher Total Points, Goals, Assists,Penalties In Minutes, lower number of Games Played and alphabetical order.
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|Alexander Barkunov||Yaroslavl Russia 35 5+1=6 8 / 2 0+0 2|
Despite only playing for the second team last season Barkunov stepped right into the lineup of the first team this year and
played great hockey. He started out very good with two goals in his first two games and his offensive play and hard work
made up for his lack of experience. Faded a little after the WJC and was a healthy scratch in all but two playoff games.
Played in three tournaments with the Russian J20 team (1+3 in 14 games) including the WJC in Russia there he was one of
the better defencemen on a Russian team that finished 7th. With a senior-season under his belt he will hopefully be a factor
in both the regular season and the playoffs for Yaroslavl next year.Grade:
A perfect nickname for this towering Russian prodigy who has played his third season for the Sudbury
Wolves. Last season Alexei Semenov was named OHL defensive defenseman of the year and by all accounts this season should result with the same accolads.
A steady marked improvement in all aspects of his game will give him a legitimate chance of cracking the Oilers roster next season.His most appealing attributes are a perfect fit for the needs of the present Oilers blueline. His best qualities include his devastating open ice hits and menacing presence in front of the net. Alexei also provides a excellent shot from the point and would be an excellant alternativeon the second powerplay unit along side Tom Poti. Whats even more appealing to the Oilers managemnt is his wing span and mobility will make it near impossible to beat him one on one.A nice progression in his point total over the last two seasons give the coaching staff reason to believe some of that talent will come forth to the next level.99-00 GP-65 G-9 A-35 Pts-44 Pim-13500-01 GP-67 G-21 A-42 Pts-63 Pim-10600-01 Playoff’s Gp-12 G-4 A-13 Pts-17 Pim-17Adding Semenov to the mix could allow the Oilers to have 3 solid units on defense and pair the two offense defense with a solid efensive partner without tearing up the Jason Smith and Igor Ulanov duo. By pairing Alexei Semenov and Tom Poti together it would allow Tom to be more offensivly creative without having to worry about the backend. Plus an added bonus is since both of them are young they wi Read more»
IHL NEWSThe Manitoba Moose are cashing in on the rise of former goaltender Johan Hedberg, who is making a name for himself – and the Moose – while guarding the nets for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their current NHL playoff battle with the Washington Capitals.A career minor leaguer, Hedberg became an immediate fan favourite after posting a 7-1-1 record for the Penguins down the regular season stretch, then securing the starting role for the playoffs.“They’re buying anything that has `Hedberg’ on it,” said Tim Scott, the Moose vice-president of marketing, communication and corporate development.“They’re buying Moose antlers. They’re buying $300 US game jerseys. They’re buying Moose foam No. 1 hands. They’re looking for Moose-call horns.
“It’s turning out to be fun, that’s for sure.”It’s also turning out to be profitable, while generating exposure for the Moose across North America.
That’s largely due to the fact that Hedberg is still wearing his Moose mask in Pittsburgh.Scott believes the sale of Moose gear will grow exponentially in Pittsburgh – where the fans chant “Moose” every time Hedberg makes a big save – if the Penguins advance further in the NHL playoffs.“It’ll continue because this Moose mania was created by the fans,” Scott noted. “It wasn’t created by the team or a marketing guy.”For example, the Moose have just sent the Penguins 200 Hedberg playing cards in exchange of a game-worn, autographed Mario Lemieux jersey, which they will probably auction off for Read more»
On April, 12th, 2001, was the time to start the biggest event for the Under-18 teams in the
season. The Under-18 WJC began in the Finnish cities of Lahti and Heinola on that day. The
Czech team appeared in the Group B along with teams from Russia, Sweden, Norway and Germany.
Those were the opponents they had to beat if they wanted to win the group. All the players
were eager to jump into the action and show something to the NHL scouts, but the main task
remained the victory of the team.
There was one change on the roster during the last minute. Peterborough Petes Lukas Krajicek
suffered a shoulder injury recently, which prevented him from playing at the Under-18 WJC.
He was replaced by Ondrej Danicek, 2001 eligible defenseman who played this season for the
juniors of Zlin. Danicek is a steady defenseman with good positional play, good passing skills,
but only average shot. But he did fit into the team quite well, he played at most of the
tournaments of the Under-18 teams this season.The first opponent were the Russians, a team stocked with NHL prospects. Ilya Kovalchuk shouldn’t
be picked lower than second at this year’s draft, Stanislav Chistov is a projected top 5 pick,
Alexander Perejougin could also slip into the first round just like the goalie Andrei Medvedev
and the defense boasts top prospects Fedor Tyutin or Viktor Uchevatov. Russia is the hottest
favorite at this WJC and a solid game with them would boast the Czech confidence a lot.But it didn’t look like that. Igor Grigorenko scored a shorthanded marker in the last minute Read more»