The Phoenix Coyotes kicked off their youth movement today by trading Mike Comrie to the Sens for prospect Alexei Kaigorodov. Kaigorodov ran afoul of Sens GM, John Muckler, when his bugged out and back to Roosha when assigned to the Binghampton Sens. When junior got home, he also made a point of badmouthing the Sens organization to a local reporter. USA Today has a nice track on Kaigorodov's travels this season.
The Coyotes will maintain Kaigorodov's suspended status, meaning they own
his rights but won't have to pay him until he returns to the NHL, perhaps, next
season. Kaigorodov is currently playing in Russia, as is Coyotes draft pick Enver Lisin and its hoped both are focusing on the defensive aspects of their game, which could provide Phoenix with a decent 1-2 punch next year.