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WINNIPEG -- Scratch one restricted free agent off the Winnipeg Jets negotiation list. Kelvin Herrera Jersey . Alexander Burmistrov has parted company with the NHL, at least for now. Burmistrov, who fell out of favour with coach Claude Noel for a time last season, has signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of Russias Kontinental Hockey League. "Through our conversations and correspondence with Alex and his agent, it became apparent Alex had a desire to continue his development as a young player in the KHL," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said in a brief statement Monday. "He remains a very talented player within the Jets organization and we will continue to monitor his progress and development going forward." The Jets retain his NHL rights. He was earning $1.5 million a year and was one of 13 players on the list of restricted free agents the Jets have been negotiating with in recent weeks. The 21-year-old centre had just four goals and six assists in 44 games last season, after spending the lockout with the Jets farm team in St. Johns, N.L., where he had two goals and nine assists in 22 games. He also spent time riding the Jets bench last season, perhaps because Noel wasnt happy with his slow adoption of the more north-south style of play he was encouraging. The coach kept his reasons to himself. Burmistrov is a native of Kazan, Russia, and played one game for Ak Bars in 2008-09, before leaving to join the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. He didnt get long in the OHL to develop his skills. The Atlanta Thrashers made Burmistrov the No. 8 pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft and inserted him into their lineup the next season. More than a point-a-game player in the OHL, Burmistrov never had more than 28 points in an NHL season. The way Burmistrov was handled is in sharp contrast to the way current Jets management have handled centre Mark Scheifele. He was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft, but after watching him in action the Jets opted to leave him with the Colts. In 2011-12 he had 23 goals and 40 assists for Barrie plus another 12 points in the post season. He upped than in 2012-13 when he had 39 goals and 40 assists in the regular season and another 41 points in the post season, as he led the Colts to within one game of qualifying for the Memorial Cup. With Sheifele out with an injury for that final game, the Colts ended up losing Game 7 of the OHL final 3-2 to the London Knights. Scheifele, now 20, is expected to crack the Jets lineup this season. Alcides Escobar Jersey . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. 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Of all the eye-catching numbers coming out of Qui Nguyens victory in the World Series of Poker Main Event early Wednesday morning -- the $8 million first prize, the nine-hour heads-up duel, or even the 6,737-player field he outlasted -- perhaps none is more surprising than this:He is 39.The former Alaska nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player is the oldest winner of the $10,000 No Limit Hold `Em tournament since 2007, snapping a string of eight straight 20-somethings to grind through the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the annual gambling festival.To see somebody like him win, its going to give more people hope, said Ryan Riess, who won the 2013 Main Event at the age of 23. Theres going to be a lot of guys that may be in their 40s or 50s who may have been discouraged seeing all the younger players win.A Vietnam native who lives in Las Vegas, Nguyen eliminated San Francisco poker pro Gordon Vayo on the 364th hand of the final table at around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday to end an 11-hour session that followed an 11-day run in July to winnow the field down to a November Nine. Over three straight nights this week, Nguyen played more than 18 hours, including 200 hands from shuffle up and deal on Tuesday afternoon to the confetti cannons that celebrated his winning hand.Its absolutely a grueling grind, said Jason Somerville, who won a $1,000 No Limit Hold `Em bracelet in 2011, at 24, and has finished in the money at the Main Event twice. Remember that youre not just playing long sessions: Youre on the biggest stage in poker; youre under the bright lights. That whole thing is a pressure cooker like none other in poker. Its really unique in life.From its origins in barrooms and basements, poker has emerged as a billion-dollar business -- the World Series of Poker alone includes 69 events over 51 days in which 107,844 entrants played for $221,211,336 in payouts. As the game grew, it attracted not just older Texans in cowboy hats but young chess, math and computer prodigies who played thousands of hands online in the time it would take traditional gamblers to play one-tenth as much.Thats enabled younger players to compete with -- and even surpass -- their more experienced competition. Young player say their age gives them the stamina necessary to outlast fields that now run in the thousands.Phil Hellmuth was 24 when he won the Main Event for the first time in 1989 (in a field of just 178), but five of the eight winners since 2007 have been younger than that, including 2009 winner Joe Cada, who was about a week shy of his 22nd birthday.Somerville noted that Nguyen was only 39.Its not like hes 65, which would really be surprising, he said.Nguyen didnt take the traditional route to the final table. Nor did he make his name playing online like the younger generation of players.Instead, he used his earnings at the nail salon to finance a baccarat habit that busted him before he turned to poker. With only one WSOP finish in the money and less than $53,000 in career tournament earnings heading into the Main Event, he was one of the least accomplished players at the final table.But Nguyen used an aggressive style that forced VVayo to fold a better hand dozens of times down the stretch until his stack had dwindled and his choices were limited. Jorge Soler Jersey. He kind of played like a 20-something. He was very aggressive, very courageous, said Somerville, who has more than $6 million in earnings -- about one-third online and the rest in live tournaments. Theres a lot of ways you can be successful in poker. Theres not just one way to do it. But theres no shortcut to putting the hard work in: studying, practicing training. You really have to put in the hours.Nguyen and Vayo did that -- all in one night.More than 10 1/2 hours into the final session, Nguyen held a 5-to-1 chip advantage when he was dealt a king and 10 of clubs. Vayo got a jack and 10 of spades and pushed in his last 53 million chips.Nguyen quickly called.The two players stood together at the rail to watch the five shared cards come out.The flop -- the first three community cards -- was a king-nine-seven, giving Nguyen a pair and Vayo the possibility of a straight.Then came an inconsequential two, followed by an equally harmless three.Nguyen was the winner.The two players hugged, and Nguyens supporters bounced over the rail to celebrate with him.In addition to one of the biggest prizes in poker, Nguyen receives a $50,000 bracelet made from 427 grams of white and yellow gold and more than 2,000 diamonds and rubies totaling more than 44 carats. The centerpiece opens like a locket to house the hole cards from the winning hand.Im so excited. I dont know what to say, Nguyen, wearing his trademark raccoon baseball cap, said on the TV broadcast. I just tried to remind myself to never give up, to never give up. It was tiring, it was tough, but I wanted to stay aggressive and never give up and thankfully for me it worked out.Vayo earned $4,661,228 for finishing second. Hes 27 -- the youngest player at the final table.Cliff Josephy, a 50-year-old former stock broker who was the oldest of the November Nine, was eliminated in third place and collected $3.45 million.Daniel Negreanu, a six-time bracelet winner who is 42 but known as Kid Poker, said older winners could become more common because of laws against online poker in the United States.Without the ability to play poker online, younger players have a more difficult time amassing the experience necessary to be competitive at the highest levels, he said. The barrier for entry for younger players is more significant today as a result. Until that changes, you can expect the average age of the winners to increase along with it.But Riess said he didnt think the presence of two older players among the final three was an indication that the trend toward younger winners is going to reverse any time soon.Its definitely wide open, Riess said. There are a lot of great players that are older and a lot that are younger. But as a whole, I think the younger players are still ahead of the game.If the over-under was 30, for next years Main Event, he said, I would bet the under.---This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of Ryan Riess. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '