Metallurg and Lev are playing in Gagarin Cup finals 2014 (metallurg.ru)

Metallurg Plays Lev in Gagrin Cup Finals

On the eve of the Gagarin Cup finals between Lev (Prague) and Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Oleg Mosalev, KHL-TV commentator, shares with THW community his impressions from the semifinals and expectations for […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · KHL
KHL Quarterfinals Over, the Semifinals Not Hard to Forecast

KHL Quarterfinals Over, the Semifinals Not Hard to Forecast

KHL star commentator Oleg Mosalev is back on THW to explain the logic of the KHL finals and Gagarin Cup competition. THW: Hello again, Oleg. So the semifinals have just […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments · KHL
KHL Play-offs in Progress with New Stars and a Handful of Surprises

KHL Play-offs in Progress with New Stars and a Handful of Surprises

With the KHL quarterfinals well underway, the HockeyWriters have addressed Oleg Mosalyov, twice best KHL-TV anchorman, for comment and analysis of the regular season and the finals. THW: Let’s speak […]

Rob Davison with the European Trophy cup (RedBull/GEPA-pictures)

Hockey Champions League Not Worthwhile for NHL

There have been renewed rumblings about a hockey Champions League tournament in the vein of UEFA’s soccer Champions League. The idea is not new, having been discussed many times in […]

KHL Power Rankings – Weeks 5 & 6

KHL Power Rankings – Weeks 5 & 6

KHL Power Rankings – Weeks 5 & 6 We are about 1/5th of the way through the season and there is definitely some separation between the best and the worse […]

by · October 10, 2013 · 0 comments · KHL, Power Rankings
KHL Power Rankings – Week 3/4

KHL Power Rankings – Week 3/4

First off, an apology on this late post.  The plan is to put this out there weekly on Tuesdays, but with only two games a week it is difficult to […]

by · September 24, 2013 · 0 comments · KHL, Power Rankings
A. Palovaara (The Lion Chronicle)

Analyzing Jokerit’s Move to the KHL

As the KHL continues its quest for global dominance, one of Finland’s most renown franchises is slated to join the Russian-based league for the 2014-15 season. The controversial move has […]

by · September 19, 2013 · 0 comments · International Hockey, KHL
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KHL Power Rankings – Week 2

The season is officially one week over, but most teams have only played two games.  Record is important in how the teams move, but their first ranking also played into […]

by · September 10, 2013 · 0 comments · KHL, Power Rankings
Karri Ramo (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Save Us Karri Ramo, You’re Our Only Hope

  “I don’t have to tell you things are bad…everybody knows things are bad.” – Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie Network. The upcoming 2013/2014 season is going to be […]

by · September 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, KHL, NHL Goaltending
The Emergence of the KHL is Good for Hockey

The Emergence of the KHL is Good for Hockey

With the Kontinental Hockey League season now in full swing, now is as good a time as any to revisit the discussions surrounding the Russian-based professional league. While there has […]

by · September 8, 2013 · 0 comments · International Hockey, KHL
Rob Davison with the European Trophy cup (RedBull/GEPA-pictures)

Why NHL Players Go Overseas

As a hockey fan have you ever thought about why your favorite player jumped ship from North America to one of the premiere professional leagues in Europe? Player agent Darryl […]

by · September 5, 2013 · 3 comments · International Hockey, KHL
KHL Power Rankings – Week 1

KHL Power Rankings – Week 1

The KHL 2013-2014 season kicks off today with a rematch between last year’s two finalists:  Dynamo Moscow and Traktor Chelyabinsk.  St. Petersburg SKA grabbed the first edition top spot as […]

by · September 4, 2013 · 1 comment · KHL, Power Rankings