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Putin’s Russia And Gangsterism In The KHL

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Winston Churchill This quote would impress an intelligent high school senior. It’s the most banal statement about Russia that […]

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Burmistrov Bolts for Russia

The Winnipeg Jets will be without Alexander Burmistrov for the foreseeable future. Burmistrov is returning to his home city in Russia to play for the Kontinental Hockey League’s Ak Bars […]

by · July 10, 2013 · 2 comments · Winnipeg Jets
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Mozyakin Tops KHL Players of the Week

Each week, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) salutes their Players of the Week. The top forward, defenseman, goaltender, and rookie are selected based on their statistics and performance, as determined […]

by · January 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · KHL
Evgeni Malkin was on his way to NHL stardom from a young age. Seriously though, look at those mitts.

Malkin and Datsyuk Lead KHL All-Star Game Voting

The KHL All-Star Game is slated for the weekend of January 12-13 in Chelyabinsk, home of the KHL’s Traktor.  The starting lineups for the annual event were selected via fan balloting, […]

by · December 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · KHL
KHL Players of the Week – November 9

KHL Players of the Week – November 9

Each week, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) salutes their Players of the Week.  The top forward, defenseman, goaltender, and rookie are selected based on their statistics and performance, as determined […]

by · November 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
NHL Lockout Diary:  I Watched a KHL Game

NHL Lockout Diary: I Watched a KHL Game

Dear NHL Lockout Diary, Today is Day 7 of the NHL lockout. The past few days have been ugly for fans that still hold out hope for a resolution soon. […]

by · September 22, 2012 · 4 comments · KHL
NHL Lockout Rumors: Russian Edition

NHL Lockout Rumors: Russian Edition

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeny Malkin will play in the KHL this season should there be a NHL work stoppage. Talking to Russian Sport-Express newspaper, Malkin said he would return to […]

by · August 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Parity gives way to KHL powers in Conference Finals

Parity gives way to KHL powers in Conference Finals

In its first three seasons, the Kontinental Hockey league had two champions, Ak Bars Kazan (2008-09, 2009-10) and Salavat Yulaev Ufa (2010-11). With the former knocking out the latter in […]

by · March 25, 2012 · 4 comments · International Hockey, KHL
Radulov to decide on NHL return, KHL to play games in Brooklyn

Radulov to decide on NHL return, KHL to play games in Brooklyn

Radulov facing NHL decision Alexander Radulov is still thinking about a return to the NHL to fulfill the final year of his current contract, making him a restricted free agent […]

by · March 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL, Nashville Predators, NHL Rumors
Is Alexei Emelin the Best First-Year Player in the NHL?

Is Alexei Emelin the Best First-Year Player in the NHL?

  The name Alexei Emelin has been but a whisper in the Bell Centre rafters since the Montreal Canadiens selected the young Russian with the 84th overall selection in the […]

Defending KHL champs eliminated, Metallurg forces Game Seven

Defending KHL champs eliminated, Metallurg forces Game Seven

The Kontinental Hockey League will have a new champion at season’s end. Defending Gagarin Cup champion Salavat Yulaev and its superstar Alexander Radulov have been eliminated from the playoffs. Meanwhile, […]

by · March 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL
Missed opportunities in KHL’s Eastern Conference

Missed opportunities in KHL’s Eastern Conference

Top-seeded Traktor has joined Avangard in the second round of the KHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs after ousting Yugra in five games. Meanwhile, Ak Bars and Barys both failed to end […]

by · March 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL