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#1 norrisnick

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:31 PM

Wings have signed Sergei Kolosov/Siarhei Kolasau to an entry level deal.

http://www.mlive.com...rospect_ko.html

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:29 PM

While reading ESPN's transaction overview for today, I stumbled over the following line:

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Detroit Red Wings Signed defenseman Siarhei Kolasau to a two-year contract.


Who the *bleep* is this guy?

If I would judge him just by his name, he is Grand Rapids-bound, for sure...
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:31 PM

assuming its true..

i read an articale about between Jasper and anotehr guy at draft day and they ended up taking jasper because they thought they could get the other guy to a try out..

maybe this is the otehr guy?

AFTER LITTLE REASEACH

its Sergai Kolosov.. belrusian hard hitting dman

Edited by Dump-N-Thump, 25 June 2008 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:31 PM

Definitely Grand Rapids bound. The fact that hes a Dman just reinforces the fact that we're gonna have a logjam on defense in the big leagues.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

STRENGTHS
A big, physical bruiser ... Frequently hammers people into the boards ... Clears the crease with his excellent size and strength ... Good mobility, particularly considering his size ... Decent point shot.

WEAKNESSES
Poor decision-making when moving the puck ... Puck skills need work ... Inaccurate shot ... Extremely raw defenseman who is still finding his way defensively ... Rarely kicks in offensively.

PROJECTION
Kolosov is a rarity in the Red Wings system a big, physical force with a mean streak. He is extremely unproven, but the Red Wings signed him anyway in the hopes he can make an impact once he gets to a higher level. They expect him to challenge for AHL duty in 2008-09.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

Here's his profile from Red Wings Central
"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (Son of a Wing @ June 26, 2008 - 01:35AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's his profile from Red Wings Central


Now that link clarifys a lot...

The Belarusian transcription from the Kyrillic alphabet can be really ugly sometimes. My first thought was "What, we signed a guy from Polynesia? Do they even have ice sheets down there?" huh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:44 PM

If he gets a shot in GR that'd be great but I wouldn't be suprised to see him ECHL bound

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:44 PM

His career highlight is completely obliterating some American kid at the WJC when Belarus managed the upset and beat USA. I believe that's Belarus' lone win at the WJC in a long long time.

There used to be a video floating around, but I'm not sure if you can still find it.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (skacore @ June 25, 2008 - 07:44PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If he gets a shot in GR that'd be great but I wouldn't be suprised to see him ECHL bound


I would think he would. Quincey won't be down there, and Ericsson possibly won't either.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:51 PM

Well, if he's big and physical, than that's good enough for me. The last thing we need is another undersized defenseman.

My hunch tells me he's the next Chris Pronger. biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (skacore @ June 26, 2008 - 01:44AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If he gets a shot in GR that'd be great but I wouldn't be suprised to see him ECHL bound


Do we currently have an ECHL affiliate, by the way? Toledo is not an option since the Storm franchise went dormant because of arena issues a few years ago. The team will return as the Walleye, but not before 2009-10...

As for Kolasau, he wouldn't have been signed for an entry level contract if he will not see time in GR sooner or later.

Edited by German Red Wing, 25 June 2008 - 06:56 PM.

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#14 norrisnick

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ June 25, 2008 - 06:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, if he's big and physical, than that's good enough for me. The last thing we need is another undersized defenseman.

My hunch tells me he's the next Chris Pronger. biggrin.gif


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:08 PM

I found the clip and am uploading to youtube as we speak...


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:04 PM

THANK YOU NORRIS NICK..

i expecet this kid in GR next season.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:07 PM

He needs to put on some weight if he's going to be a bruiser in the big league.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:22 PM

He's been a prospect for a while now. When the transfer agreement fell apart the concensus was that prospects fell into two groups- one group of countries would require a signing by july 1st or the prospect became a free agent. The second group, of which our last interesting but unsigned european prospect, Axelsson, is a part of, is a little trickier. It looks like this second group will be treated like a defected prospect- meaning we'd hold their rights indefinitely, just like the old days. I might be murky on the exact details- but that's the general idea.

Anyway, the concensus among the brass was apparently that this Kolasau is worth keeping because he's a rare comonidy in the Wings' system- a big brusing defender who enjoys smashing faces, but he wasn't among the best prospects in terms of earning a contract. The situation with the transfer agreement kind of forced their hand, I guess, and he played decently on a Belrusian team during the worlds a few months ago.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (German Red Wing @ June 25, 2008 - 08:12PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now that link clarifys a lot...

The Belarusian transcription from the Kyrillic alphabet can be really ugly sometimes. My first thought was "What, we signed a guy from Polynesia? Do they even have ice sheets down there?" huh.gif laugh.gif


It's Cyrillic.

btw I've heard that name before., Sergei Kolosov. I've definitely heard of him.

Belarussians are good hockey players. I believe the brothers Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn originally come from Belarus (if I'm not mistaken)

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (Dabura @ June 25, 2008 - 08:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He needs to put on some weight if he's going to be a bruiser in the big league.


That was his weight when he was drafted 4 years ago. I'd say there's not a chance in hell he's below 200lbs at this point.

Here he's listed at 6'3" 202lb.
http://www.eurohocke...gi?serial=58002

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