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||Tarasenko chooses NHL, agrees to sign with Blues |
National Hockey League (NHL)
- After much uncertainty about his his immediate future, Russian right winger Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues)
has informed the Blues that he's coming to the NHL for the 2012-13 season.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong, who is in Toronto attending the NHL combine, received a call at 1:30 a.m. Central time from Tarasenko's Russian-based agent, Alexei Dementiev, confirming the decision. Dementiev also told Armstrong that Tarasenko would be calling him in a few hours, which happened at 6 a.m. Central.
"I was just sort of tossing and turning the rest of the night in anticipation of talking to (Tarasenko) and moving ahead," Armstrong said. "We spoke and it was 'Congratulations, we're excited to have you, I know it was a difficult decision.' I just wanted to let him know how happy we were to have him. He said he was very excited to be here."
(STLtoday.com article by Jeremy Rutherford) READ MORE
||Semen Varlamov: A Big Reason The Colorado Avalanche Are Looking So Good|
National Hockey League (NHL)
- Posting a 4-0 shutout against the potent Chicago Blackhawks, Semen Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche)
definitely proved his worth as net minder of the Colorado Avalanche.
In fact, over the previous three games Varly has played in he has proved that he has the potential to become the next great goaltender in hockey.
With his stellar play, Varlamov has Avs fans reminiscing about Patrick Roy.
Avalanche fans also hope the same holds true with Varly that happened with Roy’s first year; a Stanley Cup Championship. (AP article by Barry Gutierrez) READ MORE
||Unflappable Andrei Makarov earns rave reviews for play in goal |
U20 World Junior Championships
- Lorne Molleken and the Saskatoon Blades tried their very hardest not to miss an appearance by Team Canada at the 2012 world junior hockey tournament.
That included last week's heartbreaking 6-5 semifinal loss against the fiery Russian squad at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome.
But, of course, their interests were also invested considering their No. 1 goalie - Andrei Makarov - was thrown in to save the day against the Canadians, who were down 6-1 at one point.(Calgary Herald article by Kristen Odland) READ MORE
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