Friday, October 27, 2006
Introducing: Alexander Radulov
Another high-profile rookie has made his debut and scored his first goal in of the season. His name? Alexander Radulov, the younger brother of Igor Radulov, some guy who couldn't do much in a piss-poor Blackhawks organization.
Luckily for Alex, he didn't inherit his brother's sucktitude and lazy attitude and ALEXANDER RADULOV will be a name you'll get to know for years to come. Blessed with great hands and a nose for the net, Radulov loves to 'get his cookies' and brings the same enthusiasm for scoring goals as Pavel Bure and Alexander Ovechkin. Alex always seems to have a smile on his face, and really seems to be enjoying himself out there (the anti-thesis of a sourpuss like Yzerman)
After winning the Memorial Cup last year as a member of Patrick Roy's (boo!) Quebec Remparts, Alex was sent to the AHL after the preseason in order to refine his game.
Well, that didn't last long. In just 3 AHL games, Alex piled up 3 goals and 4 assists, leading the Nashville Predators to go 'Hmm, he seems to know how to produce. Let's bring him up'. In 2 NHL games so far, Radulov has 1 goal and is showing the kind of infectious enthusiasm that will spread like a positive flu of energy to the Preds.
Check out the video of his first NHL goal RIGHT HERE, BABY!
You can read more about Alex Radulov at Hockeysfuture.com
In other news, International Scouting Services (ISS), a group I used to do a bit of writing for, has released its preliminary Top 30 list for the next draft. It's great to see not one, but TWO Vancouver Giants, Michal Repik and Jon Blum, right up there.
ISS List at Hockeysfuture.com