BY: Adam Gavriel
Let’s start with the simple understanding that when depending upon Google translating an article from Russian to English there could be some slight nuances, and maybe even who phrases not exactly written as they were meant to be.
Given that ground rule, according to cska-hockey.ru New York Rangers defensive prospect Mikhail Pashnin was selected by Lokomotiv, yes that Lokomotiv, after the KHL agreed to a makeshift expansion draft in order to rebuild that devastated organization. Remember, this is the Lokomotiv club that was struck by tragedy earlier in the season when the charter plane carrying their team crashed. The plan had been for the 6’, 187-pounder from Chelyabinsk, Russia to play for in North America, either with the Connecticut Whale or the Rangers themselves in the upcoming 2012- 2013 campaign, however it would certainly appear as though that might change now. Pashnin will finish the current season with CSKA Moscow. The soon to be 23 year old has three goals and three assists for six points and sixty PIM in 46 games this season.
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BY: Bruce Berlet
It’s the dog days of August for Major League Baseball, and the NHL isn’t far behind after a bevy of activity following the start of free agent frenzy on July 1.
The New York Rangers won free agency’s biggest prize in former Dallas Stars center Brad Richards, who hopefully can revive right wing Marian Gaborik and the power play.
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BY: Bruce Berlet
The Connecticut Whale likely will have another young candidate for the blueline this season.
Mikhail Pashnin wasn’t scheduled to play for the New York Rangers in the prospects tournament next month, but that could change after the 22-year-old defenseman decided to continue his career in North America.
The Rangers’ seventh-round pick in 2007 will not renew his contract with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia, opting to go to New York to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL, according to CSKA general manager and former Rangers forward Sergei Nemchinov.
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