Tag Archive for Andrei Loktionov

Training Camp Opens on Saturday

The Monarchs Training Camp roster consists of 16 forwards: Andy Andreoff, Marc-Andre Cliche, Richard Clune, Robbie Czarnik, Justin Johnson, Brandon Kozun, Stefan Legein, Andrei Loktionov [AWOL in KHL - Q], David Meckler, Jordan Nolan, Brian O’Neill, Tanner Pearson, Nikolay Prokhorkin [status unknown -Q], Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal.  There are also seven defensemen on the roster: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, Nick Deslauriers, Thomas Hickey, David Kolomatis, Jake Muzzin and Slava Voynov.  Netminders J.F. Berube and Martin Jones round out the Monarchs Training Camp roster.

Loktionov omission is unconscionable

Andrei Loktionov played 39 regular season games for the Kings, and 2 more in the playoffs. The cut-off to qualify to get your name on the cup is 41 regular season games, or one game in the Finals. Loktionov didn’t dress in the Finals, so I was prepared for the news that his name wouldn’t…

Don’t do it, Andrei!

The Fourth Period :: Los Angeles Kings :: Kopitar to play overseas Loktionov, 22, reportedly agreed in principle to a deal with HC Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL, and an official contract is expected to be ironed out in the near future. However, Loktionov’s agent, Igor Larionov, told TFP that report was not true…

Kings Waive Nobody Today

Per Rich Hammond (yesterday), the Kings had yet to decide if they were going to put any of their prospects on waivers in order to assign them to Manchester before the Lock-Out deadline. The NHL and NHLPA had made a special agreement that teams could put players on waivers this week (normally, the waiver period…

Shorter RudyKelly, and looking into AHL streaming

Because there is a lock-out coming and because I don’t have anything better to do, I took RudyKelly’s even-handed and well-reasoned commentary ont he “on-going” CBA negotiations, and ran it through Microsoft Word’s auto-summarize tool. I told Word to reduce it to a ten sentence summary. This is the result. RudyKelly: F the Owners Hey, owners: fuck…

Why I prefer to just say no to Doan

Going into next season with the roster intact (which, by the way, is some kind of miracle) is a silver lining inside a cloud no-one is talking about yet. The conventional wisdom is that a huge contributing factor to Stanley Cup hangover is the fact that the team has just played 100+ games compared to most teams’ 82, and have had only a few weeks to recover, compared to half a year. Players are banged up. Old players, exponentially so.

Whither Clifford?

Of the six left wings mentioned — Brown, Penner, Gagne, King, Nolan and Clifford — one of them (Gagne) is almost certain to leave after next season (if he can even make it through 2012-13 healthy), and another (Penner) is not any kind of lock to return after next year either. I would say, actually, that since neither Clifford or Nolan ought to be considered top-six forwards (you can make an argument for King, though he fits anywhere), really we’re talking about whether there’s room for all three of Clifford, Nolan and King in the bottom six. We can just remove Brown, Gagne and Penner from the equation.

How many prospects make it? How long does it take?

Short version: Two or three out of every ten picks will turn into a viable roster player. One, maaaybe two, of those will be someone special. And it takes two or three years from the draft for the player to develop, sometimes less, sometimes more. Long version: Class of 2000 (GM Dave Taylor) Alex Frolov…