Flames ink Yelesin

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    The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Alexander Yelesin to a two-year entry-level contract.
    The 23-year-old native of Yaroslavl, Russia, had four goals and six assists in 55 games for his hometown club Lokomotiv in the 2018-19 Kontinental Hockey League season.
    Yelesin has eight goals and 11 assists over 109 career KHL games.
    The right-shot defenceman was named to the 2019 KHL all-star game in January.

    Discuss.
     
  2. crackdown44

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    Hopefully he’ll be a good third pair option on the right side and we can bounce the Stone contract this summer
     
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    6'0" 195 lbs., fast, truculent, and owns a 102 MPH slap shot. I expect him to challenge for the 3rd pairing spot as I expect TJ to be traded. Andersson or Hamonic would move up. If Yelesin doesn't make the team out of camp, Stone will be on the 3rd pairing.
     
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    I don't expect him to play a single game in the NHL to be honest. Depth for Stockton, and that's fine, guys on two-way deals should at least be super motivated.
     
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    Should’ve signed Putin
     
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    5th in defenceman scoring on his team. Three out of the four guys ahead of him?

    Nakladal, Rafikov, and Staffan Kronwall
     
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    He's obviously no Lidstrom but we need some crunch on the roster and from all accounts he can deliver that.
     
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    Think he would be the first Russian Flame since Saprykin should he make the big club.
     
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    With this signing, I truly believe that we should start planning the 2nd round playoff parade. With such time to plan it will be a magnificent party. We can have a King and Queen of the 2nd round and a stick in the stone (some broken bones), a "Fans of the Round Table", pocket dawg eating contests and a fine scotch tasting...

    BOOK IT!
     
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    Huh?
     
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    Ok.
     
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    Of all the KHL guys who have been signed recently, he is one of them.
     
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    Once in awhile you find posters who are fun and these special people encourage each other in a positive way and create a fun environment where posters can smile while communicating. But not this day... This day we got Deen.
     
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    Huh?

    Maybe make sense and I will communicate back without being dumbfounded at what I am reading.
     
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    From what I’ve heard he’s an absolute beast. Defensive defenseman. Almost had twice as many hits as anyone in the KHL so he should accel in NA
     
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    Yes because it’s all about offense
     
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    I think you’ve missed the point of that post completely...
     
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    Nakladal is a former Flame, Kronwall is a former Flame, Rafikov was a Flame draft pick in 2013.
     
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    Some would even say Nakladal was our 4th best defenceman.
     
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    I’m aware of that, I was just trying to make a joke. I hope he turns out better than any of them did.
     
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    How would we bounce Stone without Yelesin playing a single game?

    IMO, this move feels kinda like a Prout replacement. Stockton player on the short list to join the bigs when there are injuries.
     
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    I hope Rushan Rafikov comes over eventually. Dope name.

    Yelesin is going to be our franchise D.
     
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    If anything, it's a Hogstrom / Taomarina replacement.

    Stone is expendable because the Flames finished with 10 NHL capable defensemen on the roster. Before Yelesin
     
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    If Brodie and Hamonic are back then we already have three very strong right D. Stone was already expendable, Yeselin just adds insurance on the right side if he’s a capable third pairing guy

    Plenty of time to start him in the AHL and see if he adjusts to NA style hockey
     
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    Brodie and hamonic are probably on their last year as a flames...traded, fa or Seattle

    The flames probably sold yelesin that ..do good one year and you are in the nhl..we have room
     

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