9/12 Recap: Lagacé points as Sags sag

RW Jacob Lagacé scored a breakaway goal and added an assist as Chicoutimi dropped their season opener to Drummondville, 6-3. The Sags were short on firepower in this one, playing without a few NHL camp participants including Nicolas Deschamps (ANA), Joel Champagne (TOR), and Charles-Antoine Messier (VAN). Regardless of the loss, it's encouraging to see the fifth-rounder produce in his teammates absence. The Montreal Junior debuted this evening, falling to the loaded Quebec Remparts by a 5-1 score. T.J. Brennan (4 SOG) assisted on the lone Junior goal, while a frustrated Luke Adam finished a team-low -3 despite registering the first shot on goal for the former Fog Devils franchise. Ex-Sabres property Benjamin Breault paced the Remparts with a pair of goals and an assist to earn the game's #1 star. Jordon Southorn (4 SOG, 2 PIM) was an unsavory -4 as visiting PEI got smoked by Moncton, 8-2. Chosen in the 4th round last June, the 18-year old rearguard will wear the "A" this season for the Rocket. All four players will now trek west for a week to partake in the rookie portion of Buffalo's training camp. Three games into the KHL season, Kazan blueliner Vjacheslav Buravchikov is +3 and has yet to notch a point. Under contract to his Russian club, the 2005 pick will not travel to North America for camp. In the same boat is eight-year afterthought Artem Kriukov, whose second season with SKA St. Petersburg just got underway.
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TD
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Saturday, September 13, 2008 ×

Can we safely say that none of the three (Denis Ezhov included?) Russians are going to show up in the NHL?

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Saturday, September 13, 2008 ×

I'm not giving up on Kriukov yet. I'll be watching the SKA games on sportbox.

http://video.sportbox.ru/VidySporta/Hokkej


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Kris Baker
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Saturday, September 13, 2008 ×

I think it's safe to say so. There's really no point in budgeting any space for them moving forward. If something breaks and one or all decides to come, that's fine, but I don't see anyone in the Sabres org counting on it.

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, September 13, 2008 ×

Kriukov is 26 and has posted more than 10 points in a season just twice since he was drafted. Maybe his ship hasn't fully sailed yet, but I don't see much value in chasing the guy down for an NHL contract at this point.

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