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Pens do not sign D Anton Belov, Oilers do

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 8:47 am

Dmitry Chesnokov ‏@dchesnokov 33m
Belov's agent would not confirm he'll sign with the #Pens, but said the deal "with an NHL team" is close. (ITAR)

Dave Molinari ‏@MolinariPG 24m
Big, skilled. MT @dchesnokov #KHL Avangard D Anton Belov is looking to join #Pens this offseason (per SovSport). Avangard has released him.


26-year-old Russian defenseman who recently played for Avangard Omsk. Undrafted, 6'4", 185. Don't know anything about, but found this odd statline:

2011-12 Omsk Avangard KHL 50 0 6 6 30 2
2012-13 Omsk Avangard KHL 46 9 17 26 30 19
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby RxBandit66 on Thu May 30, 2013 9:08 am

Those stats represent a major offensive improvement over one season, but at 6'4" 185, he'll obviously need to fill out a little more to have success over here.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby mac5155 on Thu May 30, 2013 9:12 am

By big I'm assuming molinari means tall.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby columbia on Thu May 30, 2013 9:14 am

Bean pole territory.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 9:19 am

Yeah, he seems awfully light for such a big man.

I didn't catch any of the WC's games, so unfortunately I've never seen him play.

Well, maybe they only sign him to sing the anthems:

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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 9:20 am



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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby meow on Thu May 30, 2013 9:22 am

He weighs 211 lbs., not 185
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Crankshaft on Thu May 30, 2013 9:23 am

I'm shocked a defense man would sign with this organization when there are teams that really could use the defensive depth.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Shakes on Thu May 30, 2013 9:27 am

I love that when I googled "Avangard D Anton Belov," this thread was the first link.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 9:28 am

meow wrote:He weighs 211 lbs., not 185


Makes sense, but where did you find this?
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Shakes on Thu May 30, 2013 9:30 am

Crankshaft wrote:I'm shocked a defense man would sign with this organization when there are teams that really could use the defensive depth.


Right, have to imagine that's what turned off Sustr, who by the way the Baby Pens are playing against in the Calder Cup playoffs.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Steve Dave on Thu May 30, 2013 10:25 am

What's not to love about Belov?
He failed a drug test and kicked a Capitals prospect with his skate.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby meow on Thu May 30, 2013 10:38 am

Gaucho wrote:
meow wrote:He weighs 211 lbs., not 185


Makes sense, but where did you find this?

http://en.khl.ru/players/10176/
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Thu May 30, 2013 10:46 am

Steve Dave wrote: kicked a Capitals prospect with his skate.


"I once tried to stab a guy with my skate and I'm the only player to ever do that."
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby columbia on Thu May 30, 2013 10:48 am

But can he have as big an impact on the Pens as "Russian Sniper*?"


* What was that dude's name? :)
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 10:50 am

meow wrote:
Gaucho wrote:
meow wrote:He weighs 211 lbs., not 185


Makes sense, but where did you find this?

http://en.khl.ru/players/10176/


Seems reasonable. :thumb:
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 10:50 am

columbia wrote:But can he have as big an impact on the Pens as "Russian Sniper*?"


* What was that dude's name? :)


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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby SolidSnake on Thu May 30, 2013 11:18 am

He'll score the game winner in the SCF next season.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby pcm on Thu May 30, 2013 11:44 am

Ok here's what I found on him:

Assets:
Flaws:
Career Potential:

Anton Belov is Hot!
Points in 0 straight game(s).
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby pcm on Thu May 30, 2013 11:46 am

Ok, another site went a little bit further:

"A large defenseman, Belov is still an excellent skater. He can control the offensive game with his passing skills and hard shot. Could improve his defensive game."
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Steve Dave on Thu May 30, 2013 11:52 am

I found that Belov's likes are:
Long walks on the beach and puppy dog breath.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby The U on Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 pm

He was suspended for a pre-workout supplement that is not banned by the NHL. To say he was suspended for "DRUGS" is a bit misleading.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby canaan on Thu May 30, 2013 12:29 pm

"you're a superstar, belov"
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby Penspal on Thu May 30, 2013 12:42 pm

interesting tidbit, but until he actually sings, I'm filing this under "whatever" while I continue to go insane for the next Pens Playoff game!

I'm dying alive over here.
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Re: Pens apparently close to signing D Anton Belov

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Thu May 30, 2013 12:43 pm

Why does he have to sing?
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