Konstantin Barylin, Atlant (KHL)
Vasily Koshechkin, Severstal (KHL)
- Picking Nabby over Bryzgalov is currently almost mind blowing stupid but hey, maybe Bykov is still drunk from the KHL championship party
- Barylin's Atlant played in the Gagarin Cup final but lost to Ufa. Barylin's SV% in the playoffs was 92,8. Koshechkin's was 94,6% but due to a 1st round elimination he only played 6 games.
Vitaly Atyushov, Metallurg Mg. (KHL)
Nikolai Belov, Neftekhimik (KHL)
Dennis Grebeshkov, SKA (KHL)
Dmitry Kalinin, Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
Konstantin Korneev, Ak Bars (KHL)
Dmitry Kulikov, Florida Panthers
Ilya Nikulin, Ak Bars (KHL)
Fedor Tyutin, Columbus Blue Jackets
Aleksei Emelin, Ak Bars (KHL)
- Nikulin is always dangerous, he finished the regular season with 6+35 in 49 games.
- I could think of better defenses but that shouldn't be too bad. Unless Nabby continues to be shaky...
Maxim Afinogenov, SKA (KHL)
Evgeny Artyukhin, SKA (KHL)
Alexander Burmistrov, Atlanta Thrashers
Konstantin Gorovikov, OHK Dinamo (KHL)
Aleksei Kaigorodov, Metallurg Mg (KHL)
Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils
Nikolai Kulemin, Toronto Maple Leafs
Aleksei Morozov, Ak Bars (KHL)
Alexander Radulov, Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
Vladimir Tarashenko, Sibir (KHL)
Aleksei Tereschenko, Ak Bars (KHL)
Danis Zaripov, Ak Bars (KHL)
Sergei Zinoviev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
- Obviously the offense is not as good as it could be NHL additions, but that squad has quite a lot talent and firepower in it.
- Radu and Kovy can decide the games almost by themselves, Afinogenov's skills should be known among hockey fans, as should Morozov's. Zinoviev and Zaripov aren't exactly useless with the puck either.
- It'll be interesting to see what Burmistrov and Kulemin can do. And especially what Tarashenko can do.
- Do not mess with Artyukhin. The team is otherwise so loaded with talent, of course they need a madman to balance it...
Source - Russian Hockey Federation