Mad City Mike wrote:Pitts wrote:Just like they did with Jagr so many years ago. A Russian speaking wing would be great. And, it looks like Gonchar was brought in for much more than his offensive play.
I have no problem with them finding a Russian winger for Malkin. I would have a huge problem if that winger is Morozov. There is nothing in the way that Morozov plays the game that I want Malkin emulating. He would only pick up bad habits by watching and listening to Morozov. No, if they bring in a Russian winger, it has to be someone who knows how to play the NHL game, not the RSL game.
I wonder if Anaheim would take Surovy and a 2nd rounder for Chistov? Surovy could still turn out to be a good 2nd line wing and our 2nd rounder will be #31 this year which is a very good pick.
Chistov has pretty much said he will never play for Anaheim again and he also played for Mattalurg this past season with Malkin. Not sure if they were linemates but they are familiar with each other.