Final: Torpedo 4 – SKA 3. A late comeback bid by SKA fell a goal short.
Michkov skated just 6:12 of ice time for the game over 11 shifts. Six shifts after the first period. Second lowest ice time among all SKA forwards, third lowest among all SKA players.
– Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) September 6, 2023
I have to admit that I don’t really understand what’s going on with Matvei Michkov at the moment. And I don’t mean that in a negative way.
After all, he was left out of the first two games of his club’s KHL season for unknown reasons. Yet he had been very good in the club’s preparatory games, even winning MVP of a 3-on-3 competition…
The Flyers prospect was in uniform today, and once again, it’s open to interpretation. Why do I say that?
Because, over the entire game, Michkov spent a paltry 6 minutes and 12 seconds on the ice. Daniel Brière must not be the happiest guy on earth right now…
At some point, SKA St. Petersburg will have to make a decision because Matvei Michkov is 18 and needs to play to develop, especially when we’re talking about a player with potential like his.
In the end, it’s the youngster’s progress that suffers. Like any other player, he has to earn his playing time and he has to do things the right way, which is probably not the case at the moment…
At least, I don’t see why the club would decide to punish him in the opposite scenario.
This doesn’t mean that the club should give him a free pass, but it does mean that they have to understand that it’s by playing that the kid will become a better field hockey player.
Martin Lapointe, before the draft, was told that Konyushkov “is an intelligent defenseman with a nice offensive upside”… And we have the proof with the following sequence:
Before drafting him, Habs director of player development & scouting Martin Lapointe reached out to his former teammate Igor Larianov who had coached Bogdan Konyushkov last year. He told Lapointe: “Bodgan is one of my smartest defensemen & has an impressive upside.” https://t.co/w3x6zrRwd6
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) September 6, 2023
I can’t wait to see if a solution will be found to “fix the problem”… Because right now, it’s a bit of a mess.
In a row
– Is it enough to qualify for the playoffs?
Calgary Flames projected lineup next year:
Extras: Zary, Kylington?
Ready for Playoffs again? pic.twitter.com/VV2MuQq2Xs
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) September 6, 2023
– There’s still a lot of work to be done.
An offensive engine for the Shawinigan Cataractes in the past, Xavier Bourgault knows he’ll now have to work on his defensive game to earn a spot in Edmonton.
Interview with the Oilers’ 1st-round pick in 2021. https://t.co/SCU3LBfLx3
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) September 6, 2023
– Love this.
Backstory: Throughout the FIBA World Cup, Team Canada staff, coaches and players have rallied around the theme of boxing – talking about landing body blows, tiring out opponents, and then knocking them out. Canada Basketball staff bought sets of gloves in Manilla and placed… https://t. co/aJ86zuq0v5
– Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) September 6, 2023
– I’d pay good money to go back in time.