Amazingly, this news flew under the radar this weekend:
(Chris) Simon, who finished 2007-08 with the Wild, has reportedly inked up with struggling Vityaz Chekhov, a team guided by GM Alexei Zhamnov (who played one season with Simon in the NHL with Chicago in 2002-03).The team features NHL cast-offs Alexander Korolyuk and Igor Radulov as well as former Ranger mistake Boris Mironov and Islander luminary Oleg "Kill Yourself" Kvasha. Simon the Barbarian will be joining former minor league goons Nathan Perrott and Darcy Verot (511 PIM in 43 games last year for Vityaz!!!) in lowering the class of the Russian side even further. But, from what I can see here, he will fit right in!!
Ya vas nenavìzhu Simon. Dosvidanya.