Thursday, June 15, 2006

Some player news

According to an article by Dave Molinari in the Post-Gazette, Aleksey Morozov is going to play in the NHL this upcoming season, after playing quite well in the Russian Super League. The article doesn't really say anything new, other than Ray Shero has said that the Penguins are interested, but will be conscious of the cost. Morozov's agent, for his part, has said that they're not against playing for the Penguins, but they want to be paid.

Alskesy, in my opinion, is the kind of player that could thrive in the new NHL, providing he has worked out his issues with confidence and consistency. His results in the Super League would seem to indicate that he has. This could make him quite popular on the free agent circuit.

What does all of this add up to? Unless there is no substantial interest in Morozov, thus allowing his asking price to slip quite a bit, don't expect to see him in a Penguins uniform this season.

One other tidbit - the Pens signed someone named Micki Dupont, whose rights they held. I can't see this being anything other than another player for Wilkes-Barre.

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