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News and Notes from Europe

Hello readers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the hockey season and are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season! Remember the holidays mean the World Junior Hockey Championships are just around the corner, beginning on Boxing Day!

Now, some news and notes from various European leagues.

On the subject of the World Juniors, Team Sweden is hoping that the Edmonton Oilers will release Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson for the tournament. The Swedish rookie has collected 9 points in 25 games this year, while currently riding a three game point streak. However, the Oilers have already stated that they have no plans for releasing the talented winger for the tournament. On the bright side for Sweden, they do have the Ottawa Senators blue chip goalie prospect; Robin Lehner on their training camp roster, as well as the Phoenix Coyotes young defensive phenom; Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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Former NHLer’s in Europe Part II

This week we will continue to look at former NHL players who are now playing in Europe.
 
Jaromir Jagr
Avangard Omsk

Jagr is clearly not the offensive force that he was in his heyday with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he has become quite a mentor to younger KHL players, while recording 14 points in 19 games for sixth place Avangard Omsk. However, Jagr’s most impressive feat this year was leading an undermanned Czech squad to World Championship gold against a heavily favoured Russian squad that featured Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk and Gonchar.
 
Miroslav Satan
HC Slovan Bratislava

Satan is hoping to land another midseason NHL contract as he did with the Boston Bruins last year. In the meantime, Satan registered eight points during a three game contract with Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak league. Satan can still find the back of the net and may yet have another crack at the NHL.
 

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Talk Is Satan Will Be Signing With The Bruins

If you read between the lines from the Twitter of NHL Player Agent Allan Walsh, it sure sounds like his client Miroslav Satan is going to sign with the Bruins.

added 12/02/09 10:48am, Bob McKenzie tweets Satan has signed with the Bruins.

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Satan Talking Contract With Islanders

via Allan Walsh’s Twitter,

I can confirm we are currently in negotiations with the NYI on a contract for Miro Satan.

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KHL Interested In Signing Two Penguins

from Russia Today,

Two players from the Pittsburg Penguins, who took the Stanley Cup last week in a dramatic seven-game thriller against Detroit, may leave the U.S. for KHL this summer, Sportbox.ru reports.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk is interested in Czech Petr Sykora, who played 76 games for the Pens this season, scoring 25 goals and 21 assists.

The club’s contract with the player has expired and, according to his agent, the team is not going to offer him a new agreement….

Another Stanley Cup winner, Miroslav Satan, is wanted in Kazakhstan by Barys hockey club. The Astana team has ready offered a two year contract worth $6 million to the Slovak player.

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  Tags: khl, miroslav+satan, petr+sykora

Will Satan Help Pittsburgh Forget Hossa

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,

“Pittsburgh was smart to pick up Miro Satan because he’s a more complete player than Marian Hossa,” Adler says. “Hossa is a scorer, but so is Satan, except Satan knows even how to backcheck, AND he’ll know how to get Crosby into scoring positions and get the puck to him.

“Satan slowed down at the Island last season (just 16 goals in 80 games), but that doesn’t mean he he hasn’t got it any longer ... The Islanders stunk last season, that’s all.”

So two veteran hockey observers think Satan can do it. I’m not so sure, and I’ll get into that in a moment. It’s worth noting now, though, that Satan has defied negative expectations in the past.

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Satan Hopes Penguins Style Of Play Is A Fit

from Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

“Hopefully, I can fulfill everybody’s expectations,” Satan said yesterday as the team was finishing up its preseason physicals and medical tests.

Those expectations run fairly high for Satan, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract as a free agent over the summer.

For one thing, Satan is penciled in as the replacement for Marian Hossa, who signed with Detroit. That makes him the top candidate to be the new right winger for captain and top-line center Sidney Crosby. Coach Michel Therrien has said Satan will see time on that line.

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Penguins Sign Satan and Fedotenko

RDS (French) is reporting that both Miroslav Satan and Ruslan Fedotenko have been signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins—Satan for $3.5 million and Fedotenko for $2.25 million. 

Update 1:51pm ET: TSN confirms with the same details.

Update 2:38pm ET: Press release from the Penguins, re. Fedotenko, is below.

Update 3:15pm ET: Press release on Satan, also now added below.

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  Tags: miroslav+satan, ruslan+fedotenko

Miroslav Satan’s Career Timing

From Mark Herrmann at Newsday,

Timing is crucial for a big goal-scorer such as Miroslav Satan, who was just where he needed to be when he needed to be there in each of the Islanders’ past two games. His timing has been good ever since he grew up at just the right moment to be a hockey player in Slovakia.

As a boy in what was then Czechoslovakia, he never pictured himself in the National Hockey League because he barely knew there was such a thing.

“There wasn’t a lot of information before ‘89. After all the changes in Russia and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall, basically, the information stream opened up,” he said at Islanders practice Friday, the 18th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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