Entries with the tag: Nikita Filatov
Yesterday, the Jackets acquired Anton Stralman from the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2010 entry draft.
Stralman is exactly what the Jackets needed, in theory. Here’s General Manager Scott Howson, on the subject:
“Anton fits a critical need on our roster,” Howson said. “He’s got puckmoving ability and power-play potential. He’s a right-(hand) shot, too, which is a nice bonus.
“He’s still a young player in the league, so he has a lot of upside, too.”
We have needed that right-handed shot for quite a while, and he has power-play potential.
Well with Huselius out…for at least Wednesday. The Jackets have a lot of offense to make up.
I think they can win these last three games, but the have to stay focused and play smart.
The lines, as usual get a shake up due to the injuries.
It was a tough call to bring Filatov up, a really tough call. I know that the Syracuse Crunch fans are in a tizzy over it. I was confused when the move was made this morning, but the more I think about it and the more I talk to people about it the more I understand the move - not saying I necessarily agree, but I understand.
Nikita Filatov was playing great hockey in Syracuse, a team that is fighting for its playoff life. Then we have the Columbus Blue Jackets - a team that has never tasted playoff hockey. They’re on the verge of making it, and well, they want Filatov, their number one draft pick in 2008 to be a part of that. Probably for a number of reasons, here’s just a couple of reasons why I think they’re doing this.
The Jackets ran into a hot Canuck team last night. It also didn’t help that the Jackets seemed like they didn’t care one bit about the game.
Thankfully the Jackets remain in sixth place in the Western Conference with another big game coming up tomorrow against the LA Kings.
The real story though, the trade deadline.
hate the deadline, can’t stand it. Last year was tough on the team and fans, as our ‘captain’ forced his way out. This season we are going to be buyers, which means we’ll be getting rid of some of the players that aren’t “necessary” for the playoff push. I have been trying to come up with a few guys, but nothing really sticks out aside from Backman. I highly doubt that we will have any takers for him.
I trust Scott Howson and his decisions, so I know that if we get a good deal for a quality center, he will take it, but won’t sell the farm. And, hopefully won’t give up too many draft picks doing it.
The kids are taking over. This team has been getting draft picks galore since joining the league, and now, it’s paying off. It all starts in net.
Pascal Leclaire - Steve Mason - Pazzy earned his spot last season, but this season has been all about Steve Mason. Mason who is leading the league in GAA (1.80) and shutouts (6), is playing like a veteran. He has settled the team down, and has been dependenable. Mason is doing what Pascal Leclaire did last season - only better. I know there is a lot of talk about trading Pazzy but unless it is for a big name center, I don’t see a point. We obviously don’t have the goaltender depth that we need, and it would hurt us more than help.
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Seriously? This team, is amazing. Still without the services of Nash, Brassard, and Klesla just to name a few, the Jackets pulled out a victory, that I didn’t think would be possible. The story of the night? Nikita Filatov. Forget for a moment, Steve Mason, I know, I know, it’s difficult. How good is this kid? Three goals tonight, against a great defensive team.
I have to say I am proud of the effort last night from the Blue Jackets. Steve Mason stood on his head. Unfortunately Rick Nash was injured, something that I didn’t get an opportunity to see except on replays.
Nash is out for the weekend…at least. So what do you do when your captain/best player goes down? You call up Nikita Filatov of course. Filatov is coming off a great World Juniors, and will definitely add something to our roster, I mean what can it hurt?
Good news! Derek Dorsett is back to practice. That is great news for our hockey club, he brings a real passion to the ice, you can tell he’s thankful to be in the NHL, and playing with these men. Passion is something that the team seems to be really lacking, so the sooner he is back, the better. Unfortunately he won’t be back in time for the game tomorrow.
Derick Brassard to the lineup tonight after having flu-like symptoms. Tom Reed said that he’s not 100% so it is likely that Manny Malhotra will still see some time on the goat line. I’m just glad he’s back, we were really missing his spark against the Oilers. Now he can go back to chasing the Calder!
Rusty Klesla is also out for the second game in a row. While it is disappointing, we have Ole-Kristian Tollefsen that is able to come in and play, and when he has been in, he has been solid.
The Blue Jackets can play 50 minutes of great hockey, but they haven’t proven that they can play a complete hockey game. Here’s Hitchcock on the game.
“For us to win we had to play 60 minutes full out of great hockey and we played 50 minutes (tonight), just like we did in Minnesota. It’s not good enough - you’ve got to win games 2-1.”
We controlled most of the game. The Ducks got on the board first, and then Andrew Murray got a shorthanded opportunity, he missed, but given another opportunity he gave the puck to Novotny, and we scored our first shorthanded goal of the season. Then, the goat line went to work, Brassard scored with assists going to Chimera and Voracek. We were winning 2-1 until halfway through the third period, then our world collapsed, or so it seemed.
Wow. That’s all I can say after the home opener against the Nashville Predators. But, before I get into the game, I have to thank Alanah for posting about Peca’s suspension for me (I will have more on it tomorrow), while I was away. I really appreciate it.
The game started off great, with an amazing tribute to Mr. Mac. It was a little sad, but I think it definitely got the boys, especially those who have been here for a while motivated to get the win for him. Mr. Mac would have loved tonights game, everyone (aside from Preds fans I’m sure) left happy. Hitch described the game best when he said:
“It felt bizarre. It was entertaining as hell and wildly exciting and that’s probably what it’s going to be for a little while - a few more like this and they are going to put us in the loony bin. It’s exciting. We’re never going to be out of a game with this team.”
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Nikita Filatov is being recalled, and will be playing in the home opener on Friday!! This is HUGE news for Blue Jackets fans, and of course it doesn’t come without a cost. Jared Boll is out with a head and neck issues, I’m with Portzline when he says Boll hasn’t been right since the fight in Dallas.
Now, onto the game last night. We had a good night on the power play, we were able to score two goals, which is a great thing. HOWEVER, when your power play allows TWO short-handed goals you have a serious problem on your hand. Pascal Leclaire wasn’t as good as he should have been, but he can’t be blamed for all the goals. The Jackets were able to keep the penalties they took at a minimum, but that did not help.
I had every intention of talking more about the Malarchuk and Peca situation, but with the death of Alexei Cherepanov it all seems so irrelevant. He was too young to die, and had so much ahead of him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the New York Rangers organization.
On that horrible note, here’s what is going on in the world of the Blue Jackets.
Nikita Filatov was assigned to the Syracuse along with Derek Dorsett. Aaron Rome, Craig MacDonald, and Derek MacKenzie also cleared waivers and are being assigned to the Crunch.
The Russian Federation hasn’t processed Filatov’s papers so that he can play for the Sudbury Wolves. Filatov is able to be called up at any time by playing for Syracuse. It’s going to be interesting to see how he does down there. I have no doubt he will do well, but it’s always fun to watch a player develop. With both Filatov and Dorsett being assigned to Syracuse that means that Manny Malhotra might be ready to go Friday, even though he didn’t practice today.
Rookie Nikita Filatov was all over the ice on Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He scored the first goal of the game, and then ended up with the game winner in the shootout.
The Blue Jackets fell behind 4-2 in the third, and with less than three minutes left Jake Voracek and Jason Chimera scored fifteen seconds apart to tie the game up. Fredrik Norrena was in net for for the first two periods, then Dan LaCosta was called in for the third. He stopped a Jason Blake breakaway and was solid in the shootout stopping all the shots he faced.
Nikita Filatov made his long awaited debut. It was a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, but he’s still happy, that he played at least.
“I was so excited because I was waiting for this moment for a long time because of my injury. I’m happy because it was my first game, but to lose is not so good emotions.”
It’s okay Nikita, it was only a preseason game, you will have many more games to play, and win in.
Nikita Filatov will take the ice tomorrow night against the Buffalo Sabres. It should be a good game, it’s always loud when the Sabres are in town. And we are icing a team with mostly regulars. Here’s the lineup for tomorrow night:
The Blue Jackets have a tendency to lose players due to injury more often than not. Derick Brassard is not an exception to that, the young center who was destined to play with Nash and Huselius, is suffering from flu like symptoms. But, according to Puck-Rakers it could be code for something else, like a concussion. Not good news. Let’s hope it really is flu like symptoms and not a concussion.
Also, Maksim Mayorov is being assigned to Syracuse. The Syracuse Crunch start their practices today.
The Blue Jackets will be battling with the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night at home, and it is possible that Filatov will make his debut, if not tomorrow then definitely Friday. More later.
The Blue Jackets crushed the
Chicago Blackhawks last night. The Jackets scored seven goals on the Blackhawks newest number one goaltender, Cristobal Huet, while the Hawks only managed to score one against Pascal Leclaire. The night sounds pretty good doesn’t it? It wasn’t without its faults though, Raffi Torres decided to drop the gloves with Ben Eager. Torres went down and separated his shoulder, he is expected to be out six weeks. This is not good news for the Blue Jackets, although it does allow for one of our prospects to take his place, yes, including Filatov, who is able to play nine games before being sent down to the minors. But, before we get into that, let’s get into the game.