Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by habs1988, Jul 1, 2006.
What is happening with Stanislav Chistov? What is his potential?
The Ducks are in talks with him, and are willing to give him another go in the NHL if the money is right. Potential, top line LW to bottom six powerplay specialist. I think with the new rules and style of play will halp him, I can see him being a second line LW.
What the hell is up with that kid anyway? He had the potential to be and I'm not joking here, the best Russian born player ever. He lost a year of development but seems to either have regressed or stalled year in year out. He did well for Metallurg, let's just hope he builds on that.
but yesl.. he had great potential.
before they came on to the scene he was hailed as the next great Russian prospect. Hell Red Line had him ahead of Kovalchuk in one of their pre-draft rankings. You have no idea how crazy sick this kid was talented. When was the last time a 5'9 forward was drafted into the top 5?
Motivation problems ... things came a little easy that first year. He probably figured all you gotta do is show up, play a few games, and go to the Final. Showed up out of shape, and never really got back on track.
I've also heard that he's got some personal issues, but they're only rumored so I won't mention specifics.
Lets not milk a bull, Chistov was never pegged to be better than Kovalchuk nor was he ever such. Calling him potentially the best Russian-born player ever is quite silly as well, even Ovechkin and Malkin lack that sort of potential. Chistov always had the potential to become and still maintains the potential to become a very good 1st line LW.
It was probably Redline shouting most of the hosannas from the rooftops but I wish I could dig out some of those old scouting reports to prove how high people thought of him. The gist of these reports basically stipulated that he may be the greatest prospect Russia has ever produced. He was on par with pre-accident Viatcheslav Kozlov in terms of talent (maybe not hype). I can't really vouch for that lofty comparison but I did see him quite a bit before he was drafted and he was my favourite prospect for awhile.
I think he still has a chance to become a very good player with the new NHL rules and it appears he matured a bit in Russia judging from some of his comments..
I think its safe to say that he has failed to meet expectations thus far. However he is still a decent player, and writing him off as a bust on his 2nd NHL season is going too far as well. He has an NHL future or at least an awsome RSL career ahead of him.
With Lupul out, Anaheim now really needs Chistov to come back first from Russia, and secondly from were he was after his rookie season in the NHL.
I was ranked ahead of Kovalchuk for one month...one. They loved him, yes, but let's not make it sound like they had him ahead of IK in their draft guide's final rankings, because they didn't.
First they need to sign the transfer agreement, which they still have not done.
How would this effect Chistov coming back over? I thought the transfer agreement was for newly drafted players and not ones that had already been over here and played a few seasons then gone back to Russia?
He was given a QO...Im pretty sure he just needs to agree with the Ducks on a number and thats it.
Isn't it all but official?
Thats why I was aking. It makes no sense to me that a team would have to pay transfer fees 2 times on the same player.
You'd think so... but the turmoil within the Russian Hockey Federation and the opposition of some clubs has become immense. Hopefully it all settles, but the Malkin signing was definetly premature by a longshot.
Are you really Stanislav Chistov??
I was pretty impressed by that too.
I believe, the transfer agreement applies any time an NHL team wants to bring a player from Europe when it nullifies their European contract. Chistov was UFA in the RSL... and thus you're right, the fee doesn't apply.
However, I think if he had an active contract - the Ducks may have been subject to a transfer fee. Or am I wrong?
Look not all Russian, Swedes, Czechs, Fins, and others are keen to leave their home countries and families... I don't completely blame them... I'm not particularly happy to be away from North America myself. And I will likely return when I can.
So with the kind of $$$ that some of these guys can make in Russia and Europe now... it's not always a motivation to win the Stanley Cup. For those that it is... it's clear cut.
Morozov is a PRIME example... big talent, yet lacks the motivation to make it happen.
Plays 58 games and makes 2.5M+ and can stay at home. Not everyone is a Larinov or Kovalchuk or Ovechkin.