I was just perusing the web for Avalanche prospects and I came across this article about Denis Parshin from a year ago. Whether his anger is still intact enough to accept playing in the minors is up for debate but with the probable loss of Darren Haydar from Lake Erie, wouldn't it make sense for them to try and pursue Parshin now?
Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche): “Well, I’ll play in the minor leagues” (translation from Soviet Sport)
“Alas, Nemchinov didn’t want to reach a compromise. During the off-season my agent talked to him. I’ve asked him to explain that if CSKA can satisfy my financial conditions, I’m ready to remain.
He firmly said no. That was absurd: my agent started lowering the requests, but Nemchinov opposed. He only wants that sum promised on April 30th during our first – and only – meeting before the court decision. He didn’t call me even once, in spite he does have my number.
Why Nemchinov doesn’t consider a trade?
A trade will happen later, according to his words. But at first, he said, I should sign a contract. But after all a trade can happen also next year. Or they won’t trade at all. However, now it’s possible to trade players without contract. We suggested him a number of possibilities which we saw as profitable for CSKA. Nemchinov rejected. I’m under the impression that for him it’s a matter of principle.
Do you think you’ll go overseas now? According to sources from Colorado, they don’t wait you there.
Well, then I’ll play in the minor leagues. It might be useful to improve.