Since last season, Kirill Kabanov is no longer with the defunct QMJHL Lewistown MAINEiacs... as you probably know, he was picked up by the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
Thats all well and good, but the big question is: What the heck is going on with him now?
Kirill was sent down by the Isles, but apparently he has no where to technically be sent down TO. The problem is that his junior team already reached their quota of two International players for their 2011-12 season... so there is currently no spot on the team for our Kabanov.
I read rumors he may be headed to the SEL, but I really do not understand how that would work.
Kabanov really should be playing right now. He ended last season on such a positive note, it is important for him to start building on that ASAP. But instead, Ive heard that he was hanging around NVMC opening night in a suit, chatting it up with people. Sure he is great at that (and obviously really likes it) but I think we can all agree that is not whats best for him right now. (I think we can also all agree that he really, REALLY wants to be with the Islanders team right now.)
Kirill said on FB not long ago that his agent is working on where he is going to play... but nothings happened so far as far as I know. So- is Kirill getting traded? (By his junior team, NOT the Isles!) Will they trade one of their other Euros? Will they give Kirill permission under these special circumstances to play in the AHL? Will he go to the SEL? What do you think will happen and what do you think would be best for him as a player and for his own personal development?