Is the Lure of the KHL Too Strong?

We all know that Alexander Medvedev is on a mission. As president of Russia’s KHL, he’s trying to put together the best possible league he can. Medvedev’s mission is the same as Gary Bettman’s is in regards to the NHL: build a brand that is successful and popular. In order to achieve his goals, MedvedevContinue reading “Is the Lure of the KHL Too Strong?”

Ilya Kovalchuk: Will He or Won’t He?

The Atlanta Thrashers are proving to be somewhat surprising starting the season. For one thing, they’re a team that’s actually winning. Many would argue that they, along with the likes of the Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes, should simply not be piling up the victories, but they are and fans in Atlanta have to beContinue reading “Ilya Kovalchuk: Will He or Won’t He?”

Fedorov Heads to KHL

Washington Capitals forward Sergei Fedorov is heading to the Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, signing a two-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Sergei’s brother Fedor also plays in the KHL, having spent last season with Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik. “I spoke with Sergei this morning,” Fedorov’s agent Pat Brisson said. “He’s indicated to me that he is finalizing everythingContinue reading “Fedorov Heads to KHL”

Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address

As has become tradition in the National Hockey League, boss Gary Bettman offered his vision of how things have gone throughout the past season and looked ahead to how some of the issues facing him and the league will be solved. As one might imagine, the major focal point of the address was the situationContinue reading “Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address”