Pavol Demitra Heads to KHL

Former Vancouver Canucks forward Pavol Demitra has signed a contract with Yaroslavl of the KHL, ESPN is reporting. The 35-year-old Slovakian player may not suit up for another NHL team in his career, so his tenure with the Canucks may go down as his last stop in the National Hockey League. The deal with YaroslavlContinue reading “Pavol Demitra Heads to KHL”

Kovalchuk Saga Continues: Separating Myth from Reality

The world of hockey journalism has been going haywire – okay, so more haywire than normal – with the Ilya Kovalchuk saga. Sources have pieced together just about every deal known to man, with Kovalchuk heading to nearly every possible NHL team for anywhere from 1-17 years and for a cash value of anywhere fromContinue reading “Kovalchuk Saga Continues: Separating Myth from Reality”

Nabokov Heads to KHL

Evgeni Nabokov is the latest big name NHLer to head to Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. The KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg signed Nabby to a four year deal worth $24 million. Nabokov is coming off of one of his best NHL seasons in his career. He went 44-16-10 on the Sharks, which admittedly was partly dueContinue reading “Nabokov Heads to KHL”

Hasek Signs with Spartak Moscow

Dominik Hasek has signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. The 45-year-old netminder actually came out of “retirement” last year to play for Pardubice in the Czech league. After winning nearly every award imaginable in the game of hockey, Hasek pulled off a .921 save percentage and helped Pardubice winContinue reading “Hasek Signs with Spartak Moscow”

The End of HC Moscow Dynamo?

HC Dynamo Moscow isn’t the first KHL team to fold up this season, but it is the most significant. For fans, news that the Moscow team in the Bobrov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League is merging with HC MVD is heartbreaking. “In Russia, they’re probably the same as Montreal – it’s a historic team,Continue reading “The End of HC Moscow Dynamo?”