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  • Rumor: Vorobyov's agent is in talks w/ #Flyers.

    His teams season is over and his contract is up so since he has been vocal about coming over and that his ultimate goal is the NHL this is probably not a surprise ... if true.
    Reports out of Russia that Mikhail Vorobyov's agent is in talks w/ #Flyers. Assume it's about signing an ELC, or an ATO w/ #LVPhantoms.
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  • #2
    good news for a change......nice.

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    • #3
      This is good news. Hope we do see him end the season with the Phantoms...and start next year with them.

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      • #4
        Can he score?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by alxhj View Post
          Can he score?
          Here is the Scouting Report:

          "undersized two way forward..who put up impressive numbers in Juniors. Although he is defensive minded, he tends to not back check and is often caught out of position, leading to goals for the other team.Often gets physically manhandled in the corners when fighting for the puck. Is a poor passer and very slow on the breakout, despite his speed...

          projection:

          With the big club, expect him to have a 15 goal rookie campaign then get rewarded with a 5 year / 30M contract, after which we expect his production to decline significantly and wouldn't be surprised if he scores a goal every 20 or so games. There is a good chance he could be relegated to 4th line duty after signing a large contract with the big club, making him virtually untradeable


          :-)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alxhj View Post
            Can he score?
            Here is Charlie O'Connor's write up about Vorobyov in BSH's Midterm 25 Under 25 list (he ranked #22):

            It’s tough to think of a Flyers prospect more underrated by the general fanbase entering this season than Vorobyov. After all, he missed out on both the BSH staff’s Top 25 Under 25 list and the community ranking back in August, and that was despite scoring 23 points in 21 games in the MHL (Russian junior hockey league) and then spending 28 games in the KHL in his draft +1 season. Sure, the production in the KHL was nothing special (two goals, one assist), but the simple fact that he made it to Russia’s top professional league before even turning 19 years old was impressive enough to warrant at least some hype.

            His performance in the WJC just a few months ago finally earned him that well-deserved attention. Functioning as the top-line center for Team Russia alongside top Minnesota prospect Kirill Kaprizov, Vorobyov was one of the surprises of the tournament. He led all players with 10 assists, finishing tied for fourth in overall WJC scoring. The now-20-year old passed the eye test as well, flashing strong offensive instincts, a willingness to create chances from behind the net, and the defensive soundness that so impressed the Flyers prior to the 2015 draft. Kaprizov was the electric player on Russia’s top line who finished most of the highlight reel plays, but it always seemed like Vorobyov would kick things off with a smart read or slick pass to allow the play to happen in the first place.

            Vorobyov is now in his second KHL season, and he’s spent the entire season with Salavat Yulaev Ufa. His point totals (three goals, seven assists) again are not eye-popping, but remain perfectly solid for a 20-year old forward in the second-best league in the world. It was the WJC that gave fans a glimpse of what Vorobyov is capable of providing when given opportunity in addition to playing at an age-appropriate level, and the upside that he showcased was tantalizing. In fact, there’s a strong argument to be made that he is Philadelphia’s second-best center prospect in the pipeline right now, behind only fellow countryman (and 2016 first round pick) German Rubtsov. Vorobyov is likely at least a few years away from a real NHL shot, but there’s at least a chance he could come to North America as soon as next year and join the Phantoms. If so, I suspect his stock will take another substantial leap by this time in 2018.

            Charlie O’Connor
            http://www.broadstreethockey.com/201...robyov-allison

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alxhj View Post
              Can he score?
              More of a playmaker really.

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              • #8
                This is from today's Future Flyers Report by Tom Dougherty on CSN Philly.

                Mikhail Vorobyov, C, 6-2/207, Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
                Another Russian prospect could be making the jump overseas, as Vorobyov's season came to an end last week when Salavat Yulaev lost in the KHL playoffs. Shortly after Salavat's exit, reports started circulating that Vorobyov began negotiations with the Flyers.

                There are a couple possibilities here. He could come over on an amateur tryout contract -- much like Oskar Lindblom did last season -- and play the rest of the season with the Phantoms, and then return to the KHL next season should he decide to return to Russia for another season. He is a restricted free agent in the KHL, so he would have to sign another contract. There was speculation in late January he was interested in coming overseas next season, so the Flyers could be discussing an entry-level contract with Vorobyov as well.

                Vorobyov, a 2015 fourth-round pick, finished the 2016-17 season with three goals and 11 points in 44 games with Salavat Yulaev. Not eye-popping numbers on the surface, but considering as a 20-year-old in the KHL -- a league that is not kind to young players as evidenced with Rubtsov -- he averaged nearly 10 minutes, his numbers do impress.

                As a largely unknown prospect playing in Russia, Vorobyov may fall under the radar by some people, but the Flyers appear to be high on the center. Factor in his impressive showing at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships and you can understand why. It would not surprise anyone to see Vorobyov finish out the season at Lehigh Valley on either an amateur tryout or signing his entry-level contract by the end of the week.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by flyerdog View Post

                  Here is the Scouting Report:

                  "undersized two way forward..who put up impressive numbers in Juniors. Although he is defensive minded, he tends to not back check and is often caught out of position, leading to goals for the other team.Often gets physically manhandled in the corners when fighting for the puck. Is a poor passer and very slow on the breakout, despite his speed...

                  projection:

                  With the big club, expect him to have a 15 goal rookie campaign then get rewarded with a 5 year / 30M contract, after which we expect his production to decline significantly and wouldn't be surprised if he scores a goal every 20 or so games. There is a good chance he could be relegated to 4th line duty after signing a large contract with the big club, making him virtually untradeable


                  :-)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pit View Post

                    More of a playmaker really.
                    We don't have enough of those Pit

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