Caps sign Simeon Varlamov

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  1. Cush

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    http://capitals.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=332503
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  2. illogic

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    Did he change his first name?? If so, good move, although his new name sounds too much like simian. Still, better to be a chimp than a byproduct of the porn industry, I guess.
     
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    yeah he changed his name
     
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    semen..... ahahahah
     
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    What's his chances of making the opening night roster?
     
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    he could definatly grab a back up role seeing as of now its owned by Johnson if he has a good camp i think they will keep him around and let Kolzig help groom him
     
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    There's semen all over the Caps roster.
     
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    just call him Simon, seriously
     
  9. illogic

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    Not anymore there's not. There's some Semin and now some Simeon, but no Semen.
     
  10. Seachd

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    His name's Semen. Washington is just trying to be politically correct. They'll argue that they're just trying to make it more accurate, but if that's the case, why didn't they do the same for Ovechkin, Semin, etc.?
     
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    A very good sign. A bit surprising, but still very good. I actually think it is better for him to develop in North America and hope he sticks around in the AHL. Look at the Russian netminders who succeeded here (besides Khabi) - both Nabokov and Bryzgalov went through the AHL and became stronger for it. Some forwards or dman lose their ability in the AHL and have trouble adjusting back to Russian hockey, but most goalies who go back are actually stronger than when they left. So hopefully the whole bit about him being on a deal that could send him back to Russia is incorrect...unless they are confident to get him back next summer.

    Here is his profile btw: http://www.russianprospects.com/public/profile.php?player_id=514
     
  12. Avy*

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    Because idiotic roman alphabet havent letter Ё.
     
  13. Levizk

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    Perhaps at the trade deadline the Caps can pickup Miroslav Shahtahn. :sarcasm:
     
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    No, it's not.

    It's about a bad as translation as karel pilar, which is pronounced "pilash"
     
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    It's not a translation. And Pilar is spelled that way, because that's the way it's spelled, minus the diacritics, which, obviously, English doesn't have.

    So you tell me why Washington hasn't "changed" the spellings of Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin to match their changing of Semen Varlamov.
     
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    hototogisu Poked the bear!!!!!

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    I was always under the impression that it was up to the player to change/"Americanize" his name if he wanted...though I'm sure he was "advised" not to go with Semen.
     
  17. Avy*

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    Because this new spellings much much close to the true Varlamovs name. Simeon its "church" form of Semen, like Alexei and Alexeiy. And by the way you seriously think that Ladislav Nagy its really Ladislav NaGY, Kovalchuk its KovalCHUK?
     
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    Cемён is a lot closer to Semion or Semyon than to Semen and it's just kind of old name - Simeon.
     
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    No this only relating to Daniil "Danny" Markov.
     
  20. Seachd

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    Exactly. That's my point... it's not the pronunciation that matters. It's the spelling. English speakers can't pronounce Russian names 100% "correct" just like Russians wouldn't be able to pronounce North American names 100% "correct". So why worry about it? Spelling is usually the only constant available.

    I know how Nagy and Kovalchuk are pronounced... you don't see their spellings changed to reflect that, do you?
     
  21. hototogisu

    hototogisu Poked the bear!!!!!

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    Well I know the Kostitsyns changed theirs from the more-accurate "Kaststitsyn" to make it easier to pronounce. But, like I said, it was their choice...I assume it's the same for any player?
     
  22. Avy*

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    Take any translator and everywhere Семён spelling like Simeon.
     
  23. Avy*

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    Nominally Kostitsyn belarussian and in Belarussian his name spelling with "a".
     
  24. Robert Pahlsson

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    Do you recognize these names?:

    Sergej Fjodorov
    Sergej Gontjar
    Jevgenij Malkin
    Fjodor Tjutin
    Nikolaj Zjerdev
    Alexej Kovaljev

    It's the swedish transcribation... The english one is a little weird, Mr #91's name is certainly not pronounced Sir-Gay FedORov in russian! The old bulgarian king, they also use cyrillic letters, his name is Simeon. Maybe he should call himself King Semen of Bulgaria! :D
     
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    hahahah

    then you could just call him the semen king!:naughty:
     

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