It looks almost certain now that Sergei Shirokov is coming over to Vancouver. Via russianprospects.com:
Canuck’s newcomer Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) released some words to Soviet Sports:
I’m leaving for the NHL with a clean conscience, I always dreamed to play in the world’s strongest league. There are no resentments with CSKA, before the session I had a talk with head coach Sergei Nemchinov and we understood each other. I will soon leave to take part to Vancouver’s development camp.