Found August 27, 2012 on Section 303:
News broke this past weekend that Dynamo Moscow of the KHL would try to sign Alexander Ovechkin were there to be a lockout when the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA expires on September 15.You may remember in 2004-05, when the NHL became the first major professional sports league in North America to cancel an entire season, many players traveled overseas to lace up their skates. Nashville Predators back-up netminder Chris Mason was one of those players.“It was kind of making the best of a tough situation,” Mason recalled. “But it was an experience that I really cherish. I got to go live in Norway for a year and I look back fondly on that. ”As he should. Mason suited up for Vålerenga and went on to lead the league in goals against average (1.79). He then backstopped them to a Norwegian Championship title, posting a 10-1 record with a 2.01 GAA during the playoffs.Other than Norway’s UPC-ligaen, options for locked out NHL players include the KHL in Russia, SM-L...

Not one Preds fan should ever hate Bettman

It is the summer of 2007, and talks of the Nashville Predators being moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was starting to heat up. Perspective new owner of the Predators and CEO of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie was going to move the team to Hamilton. However, Balsillie's arrogance got him in trouble. Even before the final decision was made on whether or not the Predators were going...

Who’s ready for more BIG NEWS? The Predatorial is teaming up with Sam’s Sports Grill in Murfreesboro!

So yesterday we here at The Predatorial announced that we were going to be one-half of the brand new hosting squad for HasBeenSport’s famed Monday Night Forehand podcast. Well, are you ready for some more awesome news? The Predatorial has teamed up with Nashville’s #1 Sports Bar, Sam’s Sports Grill, to host a series of Nashville Predators away game viewing parties at their...

Russian team wants to sign Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin is coming off the worst season in his 7-year NHL career, but that’s not stopping a Russian team from pursuing him in case of an NHL lockout. KHL defending champion Dynamo intends to try and sign the Capitals star. “We will talk with Ovechkin. It will be up to the head coach,” Dynamo GM Andrey Safronov said on Saturday, according to Ria Novosti. The CBA between...

Alex Ovechkin Draws Interest From Former Russian Club in Case of NHL Lockout, But Team President Balks

When the last lockout hit the NHL in 2004, 388 players went to Europe, filling the ranks of the foreign leagues while the labor dispute continued in the U.S. If NHL players and owners fail to reach an agreement for this year's season, the same thing could happen again. One player who could be in high demand is Russia's Alex Ovechkin, who played with Moscow Dynamo in 2004...

Dynamo May Want Ovechkin During The Lockout

from RIA NOVISTI, KHL champion team Dynamo will try to hire Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin in the event of an NHL lockout, Dynamo general manager Andrey Safronov said Saturday. The NHL’s collective contract between the league and the NHL Players’ Association is due to expire next month, with no replacement in place, setting the scene for a lockout. “We will talk with...

“Ovechkin Isn’t Necessary”

from RIA NOVOSTI, Signing Alex Ovechkin in the event of an NHL lockout is unnecessary and would bring “no prestige”, the president of a KHL team linked to the Washington Capitals star told R-Sport on Sunday. The NHL’s collective contract between the league and the NHL Players’ Association is due to expire next month, with no replacement in place, setting the scene for a...

Handicapping the Opening Night Lineup

Although it appears that the Caps’ season will not start on time because of a work stoppage, it’s getting near that time where we look forward to the new season and what it could bring.  As such, I’ve put together a projection of how Washington’s opening night roster and lineup will be. 1st Line: Ovechkin-Ribeiro-Johansson – I outline this completely here, but in my opinion...

Monday morning links

 Fox Sport photo  According to Todd D. Milewski of USCHO, there “could” be two NCAA championship games at the Frozen Four starting in 2014 if the NCAA committees signs of on it. This would mean that the men’s Division I and Division III “could” take place on the same weekend at the same arena. Let me just say that I am not a fan of this idea one bit. ...
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