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08:27 AM ET 09.07 | Viktor Tikhonov's timing seems always to have been a bit off since being drafted No. 28 overall in 2008. He played with his former team in the KHL for part of 2009-10 and logged 82 games with the San Antonio Rampage during the past three seasons. And just when he was on the brink of being recalled by the Coyotes last season, he shattered a finger while blocking a shot. ... When training camp opens Sept. 16, Tikhonov will be getting what he looks at as a make-or-break chance. "Absolutely," said Tikhonov, who is skating with several other players this week at informal sessions. "Especially for me, you don't know how long you're going to be a prospect, so this could be the last chance right here."

The Arizona Republic

Dave Tippett, Icon Sports Dave Tippett, Icon Sports
September 7, 2011  08:39 AM ET

A shattered finger?? Holy fricken cow....imagine what that x-ray looks like....yikes...

September 7, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A shattered finger?? Holy fricken cow....imagine what that x-ray looks like....yikes...

The fact that we have a story about a Coyote player instead of the usual team-will-move-or-won't-move thread surprises me even more than what the x-ray of a shattered finger might look like.

September 7, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Hope he is completely recovered. Be different, and enjoyable, to see threads about the team, players, performance..........rather than the lease.

September 7, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hope he is completely recovered. Be different, and enjoyable, to see threads about the team, players, performance..........rather than the lease.

Amen to that.

Still its only been three years and he did have that injury. It is probably more a case of him losing a substantial amount of money if he doesn't kick it in gear now.

September 7, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Tikhonov will be getting what he looks at as a make-or-break chance.
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To block or not to block?...That is the question.

Hey...wait a minute...is the kid somehow related to The Victor T former coach of the Red Army?

September 7, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Tikhonov will be getting what he looks at as a make-or-break chance.================================================To block or not to block?...That is the question.Hey...wait a minute...is the kid somehow related to The Victor T former coach of the Red Army?

Grandson.

September 7, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Grandson.

Wow. Soviet Hockey Royalty.

Speaking of which: A jet carrying members of the Lokomtiv Yaroslavl (KHL) team went down - Killing 36 people.

Listed as part of the team: Brad McCrimmon (coach,) Riley Armstrong (Colby's brother,) Karel Rachunek, Karlis Skrastins and Pavol Dmitra. The team has yet to address this tragedy or list any losses.

September 7, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Wow. Soviet Hockey Royalty.Speaking of which: A jet carrying members of the Lokomtiv Yaroslavl (KHL) team went down - Killing 36 people.Listed as part of the team: Brad McCrimmon (coach,) Riley Armstrong (Colby's brother,) Karel Rachunek, Karlis Skrastins and Pavol Dmitra. The team has yet to address this tragedy or list any losses.

Just another reason I never fly if I have to leave the ground.

September 7, 2011  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Tikhonov will be getting what he looks at as a make-or-break chance.================================================To block or not to block?...That is the question.Hey...wait a minute...is the kid somehow related to The Victor T former coach of the Red Army?

Yes, his grandson.

September 7, 2011  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Wow. Soviet Hockey Royalty.Speaking of which: A jet carrying members of the Lokomtiv Yaroslavl (KHL) team went down - Killing 36 people.Listed as part of the team: Brad McCrimmon (coach,) Riley Armstrong (Colby's brother,) Karel Rachunek, Karlis Skrastins and Pavol Dmitra. The team has yet to address this tragedy or list any losses.

Yes, I saw this. Almost made me puke my breakfast out. Another heavy toll on hockey fans summer. Uggghhh!!!! I say ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 7, 2011  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Just another reason I never fly if I have to leave the ground.

Still working on the teleportation device?

September 7, 2011  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Still working on the teleportation device?

Just happy to stay put actually. Never feel the need to put on my travelling shoes..

September 7, 2011  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Never feel the need to put on my travelling shoes..

...Love the travelling. Hate the flying - not that I'm afraid of flying - I just don't like to be told to grab my ankles in the name of national security. It's gotten out of hand.

September 7, 2011  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...Love the travelling. Hate the flying - not that I'm afraid of flying - I just don't like to be told to grab my ankles in the name of national security. It's gotten out of hand.

Love the travelling, hate the tourists.

September 7, 2011  01:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

not that I'm afraid of flying

Extremely strong dislike here.

September 7, 2011  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...Love the travelling. Hate the flying - not that I'm afraid of flying - I just don't like to be told to grab my ankles in the name of national security. It's gotten out of hand.

LMAO. I fly every week and I'd be afraid of those folks who like to grab their ankles!

Seriously, it is annoying to fly a lot these days. A lot of what is being done is to win the last war. I don't mind most of the stuff, but I do think 'political correctness' makes a lot of the stuff going on more encroaching than it needs to be. I also think the Israeli methods of speaking to passengers and detecting anomalies is a good step too. Oh well..........security steps are here to stay I'm afraid. At least for the rest of my life.

September 7, 2011  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

...security steps are here to stay I'm afraid. At least for the rest of my life.

I don't mind "security". If the population at large believes security is required then it should be effectively addressed.

I simply dislike it when a person 1/2 my age, with 1/3 the schooling and 1/4 my IQ (who's conventiently toting a Glock) forgets their place, and treats me with discourtesy. I loathe discourtesy.

To quote The Duke: "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."

September 7, 2011  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I don't mind "security". If the population at large believes security is required then it should be effectively addressed.I simply dislike it when a person 1/2 my age, with 1/3 the schooling and 1/4 my IQ (who's conventiently toting a Glock) forgets their place, and treats me with discourtesy. I loathe discourtesy.To quote The Duke: "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."

I agree of course. But I fear it won't change, or even get noticeably better, for a long time, if ever.

September 7, 2011  02:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

...Love the travelling. Hate the flying - not that I'm afraid of flying - I just don't like to be told to grab my ankles in the name of national security. It's gotten out of hand.

Used to fly for work all the time back in the 90's. All sorts of planes going and coming from all sorts of airports. Loved every second of it. Even the dicey times were interesting. Glad I don't do that now. Not that the extra security would bother me, but the airlines idea of customer service is laughable these days.

 
September 7, 2011  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Just happy to stay put actually. Never feel the need to put on my travelling shoes..

So I should feel quite honoured then. :-)

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