The rumor that is making the rounds around the Sens Blogosphere is that General Manager Dictator Bryan Murray is possibly interested in Maxim Afinogenov, the former Buffalo Sabre. That’s right, after every Sens fan had a heart attack after the signing of Alexei Kovalev, Melnyk and the Murrays have the sheer audacity to bring in yet another Russian. At least Kovy can play defense, this guy wouldn’t play defense for his boner. Excuse me, I need to go puke.
Checking out Maxim’s stats, the only injury-free year he has had in his entire career as a hockey player was the 2001-2002 season. So 8 years ago. Unless he finds a time portal, he’s not getting healthier anytime soon. The only two seasons he had more than 40 points was the 2005-06 and 2006-07 season . What’s that, oh yes, the seasons Buffalo had a monster offense in Daniel Briere, Chris Drury, Ales Kotalik, a healthy Tim Connolly, Derek Roy, JP Dumont, Jochen Hecht, Jason Pominville, and Paul Gaustad.
If the Sens sign him, I will be distraut. As previously mentioned, not only is he one-dimensional (seriously, Heatley anyone?), but he’ll be too caught up with his lover, tennis player Elena Dementieva.