Found June 10, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Having surveyed Russian hockey websites on a daily basis since Pavel Datsyuk joined Russia’s World Championship team, I’ve read quite a bit of scuttlebutt about Alexander Radulov’s situation, and here’s the “short” (by Russian standards; this is “long” in English) version thereof: Despite the fact that the composite Dynamo Moscow II/HC MVD team won the Gargarin Cup, the KHL’s contingent of Moscow-based teams (Dynamo, CSKA, Atlant Mytischi, Vityaz Chekhov) haven’t had the kind of ownership and/or sponsorship heft of the KHL’s powerhouse teams like SKA St. Petersburg or the Ak Bars Kazan, so Vladimir Putin helped the petroleum and natural gas giant Rosneft ink a huge sponsorship deal with CSKA Moscow, the old Red Army team which dominated Russian hockey in the 80’s and early 90’s. Continue reading "The long story about Alexander Radulov and Brooks on the Rangers’ interest in acquiring his rights"

Radulov's departure will affect Suter, Weber

The Predators made their first big move of what will prove to be a crucial offseason. Nashville announced that it will part ways with right wing Alexander Radulov and hopes to trade his rights to another NHL team. Radulov is also expected to pursue signing in the Kontinental Hockey League. It's not necessarily surprising that the Predators decided to do this. Radulov came back...

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So much for an uneventful start to the offseason. The Bruins didn't even make it to the July 1 opening of free agency before big news broke. Heck, they barely made it to the start of June, with the bombshell of Tim Thomas' decision to sit out the upcoming season being confirmed by general manager Peter Chiarelli on a conference call originally designed to discuss the re-signings...

Ryan Suter - Not Worth The Hype

The same two guys have been on our mind for the past few months. Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.  Suter and Parise.   These are the golden tickets this summer. If we don’t get at least one of those two, puppies will be kicked.   Kittens thrown.  And turtles flipped.  Kenny, think of the turtles. Now, you don’t have to convince me on Parise.   Not only has he lead his team...

Top 15 moments of the 2011-12 Preds season: #14

This is a multi-part series where we countdown our Top 15 moments of the Nashville Predators’ 2011-12 season.—#14 :: FIVE FOOT NOTHING RYAN ELLIS SENDS 6’2″ WAYNE SIMMONDS FLYING He had been in the league for less than a month, had already tallied his first point, scored his first goal and was even a plus-player. But on January 14, in front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena...

Report: Alexander Radulov Not on Detroit Red Wings’ Radar

Red Wings GM Ken Holland recently said that he would look into the possibility of trading for the rights to pending free agents, but Nashville apparently won't be getting a call about Alexander Radulov. Continue reading →

Farewell, Fang Faction

Back in February of 2011, a professor of mine asked me if I would like to contribute to a Nashville Predators blog. Of course, I was excited, and I joined a fellow MTSU student, Seth, in the creation of a Predators blog for Bloguin. If you’re one of the original fans of the site, you probably remember Seth (he went by “Streeski” in most of his posts). He’s the guy who held...
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