Top KHL players Viktor Tikhonov (left) and Artemy Panarin (right) are fleeing to the NHL next season. The SKA forwards, according to a source close to the club, have a 95% probability of leaving Russia. Both players' contracts expire at the end of the season.
Panarin is second in KHL scoring with 26 goals and 36 assists, for 62 points in 53 games. The 23 year old was not drafted by a NHL team
via CSKA Moscow Facebook page
The Russian hockey world is in mourning today with the death of their greatest ever coach. Viktor Tikonov has died at the age of 84. Tikhonov had been in hospital since the end of October. The reasons for his hospitalization and whether it was related to his death are still not known.
The news was broken early on Monday morning by the KHL.
MOSCOW (AP) The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84.
Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks.
Under Tikhonov's leadership, the...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014
The most decorated head coach in the history of Russian professional hockey, Viktor Tikhonov, has been rushed to hospital according to Russian media sources. The nature of the visit is not yet known.
Legendary Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has been urgently hospitalized, according to Russian media
— Gabrielle T-F (@gabrielletf) October 31, 2014
The NHL regular season has yet to officially start, but the Russian-based KHL season has been in full swing for the past month now. The top team with the best record is SKA St. Petersburg who are lead by former New Jersey Devil forward Ilya Kovalchuk and Arizona Coyotes first-round bust from 2007, Viktor Tikhonov.
I’ve been catching a few KHL games to pass the time...
In front of a very pro-Russia crowd in Minsk, the Russians came away with the gold medal in a dominating 5-2 win over the Finns as they finish the tournament undefeated. Russians Sergei Bobrovsky and Viktor Tikhonov won Best Goalie and Best Forward of the tournament, respectively. Russia out shot the Finns, 39-26 in the game as Pekka Rinne did [...]
via World Hockey.com
With the 28th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft, the Phoenix Coyotes selected Viktor Tikhonov. Tikhonov turned out to be one of the biggest busts in the teams’ short history. He spent only one season with the Coyotes before being sent to the AHL to play for the San Antonio Rampage the following season.
Tokhonov never made it back into the majors, at least...