Morozov sets Russian record
Alexei Morozov of Ak Bars Kazan, the leading scorer in the Russian Superliga, had an assist in the first period of his club’s 6-2 victory over Metallurg Magnitogorsk last Tuesday, giving him 80 points for the season. That broke the single-season record for points at the top level of Russian or Soviet domestic hockey, set in 1980-81 by Sergei Makarov of CSKA Moscow.This happened a little more than a week ago, but considering it made little more than a footnote on this side of the ocean, I think it's worth reiterating.
Morozov is, I believe, an unrestricted free agent, and it really wouldn't be all that surprising if some team took a $3-million flyer on him given what he's accomplished with Ak Bars this season. The European leagues are all relatively low-scoring, and 80 points is unheard of given the lower number of games they play.
Anyway, he's a guy to keep your eye on when the July 1 free agency sweepstakes approach.