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|13 ноября 2006
Чистов обменён в «Бостон».
Неудачно выступающие в нынешнем сезоне «Бостон Брюинз» добавили в свои ряды российского форварда Станислава Чистова, выменяв его из «Анахеема» на право выбора в третьем раунде драфта 2008 года.
23-летний Чистов, блистательно начавший карьеру в 2003-04 гг, в текущем сезоне не попадал в основой состав «Уток» и провел за команду всего одну игру. Кроме того, он отыграл три матча за фарм-клуб в АХЛ, забросив одну шайбу.
В прошлом году Станислав защищал цвета магнитогорского «Металлурга» в российской суперлиге, набрав 32 очка (11+21) в 47 матчах. Этим летом он заключил двухлетний односторонний контракт с «Анахеемом» на общую сумму в $1.6 миллиона долларов.
«Он не большого роста, но обладает хорошей скоростью, отменно владеет клюшкой и его очень нелегко сбить,» - такую оценку Чистову дал генеральный менеджер «Бостона» Питер Чиарелли. «Его умение играть в атаке довольно притягательно».
По оценке бостонской прессы, Чистов может хорошо вписаться в третье звено «Брюинз» с Филом Кесселом и Петром Тенкратом.
Hunting for offense, Bruins snag a Duck
By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff | November 14, 2006
WILMINGTON -- While Peter Chiarelli is still aiming to upgrade his goaltending, the first-year Bruins general manager bolstered his front line yesterday, plucking winger Stanislav Chistov from the Anaheim Ducks.
The 23-year-old Russian left wing, obtained for a 2008 third-round pick (the draft choice that came with Paul Mara from the Phoenix Coyotes for Nick Boynton), has played in only one game for the Ducks this season. Anaheim took Chistov with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, the same year the Atlanta Thrashers nabbed countryman Ilya Kovalchuk with the No. 1 selection (the two, who are the same age, played together in international competition).
Chistov could be the left wing on a third line next to Phil Kessel and Petr Tenkrat when the Bruins play the Washington Capitals tomorrow.
"He's not tall, but he's thick, strong, and has a very good stick," said Chiarelli, who noted also that Chistov is a good skater. "He makes good moves in small spaces. He's an opportunist. He's got various offensive traits that are attractive."
Last year, the 5-foot-10-inch, 193-pound Chistov played in the Russian Super League, collecting 11 goals and 21 assists in 47 games for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, but expressed an interest in returning to North America. On July 10, Chistov signed a two-year, one-way contract with Anaheim for $800,000 per season.
At the start of this season, Chistov failed to crack the Anaheim lineup. On Oct. 31, he was assigned to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim's AHL affiliate, for a three-game conditioning stint. During that stretch, the Bruins scouted Chistov -- the Pirates played at Hartford Nov. 1, then played back-to-back home games that weekend -- and concluded they could use the wing's playmaking and goal-scoring abilities.
"He's an offensive player, so he has to play with offensive players," said Chiarelli. "He can both distribute and finish. He's an exciting player. He's going to be a little rusty because he hasn't played."
As shown by his top-five draft selection, Chistov was once considered among the elite Russian prospects, but he has yet to fulfill expectations. Chistov's best big-league season was 2002-03 when he had 12 goals and 18 assists in 79 games for Anaheim. Chistov played the 2004-05 lockout season for Cincinnati in the AHL, putting up a 15-23--38 line in 79 games.
"He ended up being a poor fit for us," said Anaheim GM Brian Burke, who originally floated Chistov for a second-rounder. "There is nothing -- I repeat, nothing -- wrong with this player. But he didn't have a great training camp, and then we had the start we had. We felt the best thing for us and Cheesie was to find him a new home.
"He's a good hockey player and a good kid. I think it's important for organizations to deal professionally, and if there's a bad fit, help a kid find something that works."...
The trade came on the same day the Bruins assigned Yan Stastny and Matt Lashoff to Providence. Stastny (0-1--1, 11 games) was playing fewer than 10 minutes per night as a fourth-liner and needed more ice time, according to Chiarelli.
Lashoff (0-1--1, seven games) showed promising skills -- speed, vision, puck movement -- when he was first called up Oct. 25 after injuries to Brad Stuart and Andrew Alberts. Lashoff was first paired with Zdeno Chara. But the rookie struggled with his positioning recently, taking consecutive hooking calls against the Ottawa Senators last Saturday.
Stastny practiced yesterday at Ristuccia Arena. Lashoff did not participate in the session.
"I wasn't looking for it to happen," said Stastny. "But I can't go down all bitter. I'm going with a positive attitude. I'm going to play some hockey. I think I played all right, but I'm going down to play some more. I know what I can do. I'm going to do what I've got to do to get back up."
The Bruins also recalled Brian Finley from Providence -- the netminder got the win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Sunday -- and assigned Mike Brown to the AHL club. Finley practiced with the big club at Ristuccia yesterday.
Brown had been recalled to Boston from the ECHL's Long Beach Ice Dogs Sunday to fulfill the mandate, under the league's collective bargaining agreement, to have two goalies on the roster. Finley was told after Boston's 4-3 win over Ottawa Saturday that he'd be sent to Providence to replace Hannu Toivonen, who sprained his left ankle while playing for the P-Bruins the same night.
"I thought it was harder going down," said Finley, who allowed three goals on 19 shots Sunday. "I had to adjust to the speed. It's a lot faster up here. I was looking for the fastball and I got changeups. But I got the win, which is most important. A couple of goals went off the boys in front."
Since last Tuesday, Chiarelli has cleared nearly $1.4 million from the Bruins' roster with various transactions.
"It puts us in better position," Chiarelli said. "But it doesn't signal anything."
Brad Stuart (foot) and P.J. Axelsson (undisclosed injury) sat out yesterday's practice. Coach Dave Lewis said both might be available for tomorrow's game . . . Finley had good things to say about rehabbing defenseman Mark Stuart, who played in two of the P-Bruins' three games over the weekend. "He looked really good," said Finley. "That's the first time I've seen him play. I think he'll be up here very soon." Chiarelli said Stuart still needs more time in Providence before he's brought back to Boston . . . Nathan Dempsey tried on a pair of new Nike Bauer skates after practice. "If it's at all possible, these might make me even faster," joked the defenseman. "But they look cool. That's all that really matters."
Chistov sent to Boston
By Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Ducks General Manager Brian Burke said he wouldn't give up on Stanislav Chistov when the first-round pick opted to play in Russia last season, and held to that statement in signing the young winger to a two-year, $1.6-million contract in July.
On Monday, Burke decided the 23-year-old forward was worth giving up.
Chistov, who had languished on the bench since the start of the regular season, was sent to the Boston Bruins for a third-round draft pick that the Ducks have the option to use in 2007 or 2008.
The trade was part of a busy day for the retooling Ducks. They also dealt physical left wing Todd Fedoruk to Philadelphia for a fourth-round pick but quickly found a replacement in forward and ex-King George Parros, whom they acquired from Colorado for a second-round pick.
The Ducks officially ended their association with Chistov, who was their fifth overall pick in 2001, after it became apparent he did not fit the player mold Coach Randy Carlyle covets.
Chistov appeared in a game only once, playing 4 minutes 9 seconds last week against Pittsburgh after a brief conditioning assignment at the club's minor league affiliate in Portland, Maine.
"Obviously, we didn't get much out of him this time around but that's not his fault," Burke said. "I think it's important that the organization deals with poor fits properly. There's no reason not to give this kid a chance to play somewhere else."
A rookie standout in 2002-03, Chistov slumped in his sophomore season and was sent to the minors. Chistov, however, was thought to have the best shot at filling the spot vacated by Joffrey Lupul, who had been traded to the Edmonton Oilers over the summer. It didn't work out that way. Rookie Ryan Shannon beat him out for the job.
The writing was on the wall when Chris Kunitz sat out the Ducks' victory over Minnesota on Sunday because of a hand injury and veteran Travis Green was inserted into the lineup, not Chistov.
"Training camp was just OK," Burke said. "He had a nice first day and then it just fizzled. Randy gave Cheese a shot first and he felt the results were not convincing."
Chistov's agent, Jay Grossman, said Burke and Bob Murray, assistant general manager, were up-front about his client's prospects when he signed the contract.
"They created an opportunity for him to go somewhere when there wasn't a place for him," Grossman said. "Unfortunately for Stanislav Chistov, he was playing on quite a strong team right now. We feel that he's a good player and he'll have the opportunity to prove that."
19 октября. Chistov Is Ready, Waiting // Los Angeles
20 сентября. Chistov Thinks Big in Return // Los-Angeles
24 ноября. Chistov takes minor detour to Cincinnati
Orange County Register
20 ноября. Нападающий «Цинциннати» Станислав Чистов:
Пока в суперлигу не собираюсь // "Советский Спорт"
19 октября. Chistov Is Ready, Waiting // Los Angeles Times
20 сентября. Chistov Thinks Big in Return // Los-Angeles Times
24 ноября. Chistov takes minor detour to Cincinnati // Orange County Register
20 ноября. Нападающий «Цинциннати» Станислав Чистов: Пока в суперлигу не собираюсь // "Советский Спорт"