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PHOENIX-Earlier this morning, a Russian sports publication, Sport-Express, posted an article that...

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PHOENIX-Earlier this morning, a Russian sports publication, Sport-Express, posted an article that appears to have said that Phoenix Coyotes prospect Viktor Tikhonov had requested a trade from the Coyotes to another NHL Team. A source told me this morning that Tikhonov just wants to play in the NHL but no requests for a trade have been made. As we have stated in our previous article on the matter, Tikhonov’s priority right now is making the Coyotes opening day roster. The Sport-Express article looks to be just one of those ‘lost in translation’ situations where a father just wants what’s best for his son as opposed to a trade demand. ::Update:: The Coyotes got back to me via e-mail and it’s ‘not true’ that Tikhonov has requested a trade.

http://coyotes.azvibe.com/2010/08/19/did-tikhonov-request-a-trade-from-the-coyotes/