Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thrashers Reportedly Sign Prospect Zubarev

According to Dmitry Chesnokov's Twitter feed, "Zubarev's agent told SovSport the player received an offer of a two-way contract from the Thrashers. Zubarev is expected to sign by weekend."

Andrei Zubarev, you may recall, was drafted by the Thrashers in 2005. That was the infamous Crosby draft in which Atlanta traded down from 8th (Devin Setoguchi) to 12th (Marc Staal) and traded down again to pick 16th and took perennial NHL All Star Alex Bourret.

Central Scouting ranked Zubarev the 10th among European skaters that year, but he was taken 187th over all. He has played in Russia and the KHL ever since. According to, in this latest KHL campaign with Atlant, Zubarev "established his role as a full-time defenseman - appearing in 55 regular season games for Atlant and scoring 7 goals wih 9 assists and was +11 with 58 PIM. He also played in four playoff games with no points and 2 PIM and an even plus/minus."

It is a good thing that this is a two way deal, as I am guessing a +11 and 16 points in 55 KHL games won't translate very well to the NHL.


j_barty_party said...

What's wrong with his KHL numbers? He produced given the top 4 minutes on a good Mystichi club. First time he gets the minutes and you want to shit on his potential.

Have you seen him play? Ever?

Just sayin'...who's got the picture of Brett's cock!?

Give it!

Mortimer Peacock said...

Wonder how the media would react to Brett's cock-photographing ways if this story turns out to be true. Would he get the Tiger Woods treatment, with sex addict rehab and documentaries galore? I wonder...

j_barty_party said...

These are the most important issues of the day! Not Prop 8 or any of that oil spill nonsense!

Jay said...

Brett has good taste, that's for sure. Plus, really, Jenn Sterger actually looks like a younger version of his wife. The "She reminded me of you" defense might work with this one. He was just lonely in NY, that's all. Plus, from what I've heard, Mrs. Favre isn't all sweet and innocent herself.