Later today in Russia (tomorrow our time) the KHL season gets underway!! It's Magnitogorsk versus Moscow Dynamo!!!! Mike Keenan's Metallurg team (that's Magnitogorsk) won the whole damn league last season (Keenan traded kaptain Trevorak Lindenov for a load of hay) with a bunch of Osala's, Uberov's and Tim Brent (!!!!!).  Last year the Dynamo had a lot of NHL calibre talent (hellooooo...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Q and A, Part 2

Hi all. Sorry for disappearing for a few days. I'd love to have a great excuse, but the truth is, I had writer's blog. Seriously. There's only so much you can write about a hockey team six weeks before the end of the players and the NHL entry in which the Oilers have no picks in the second or third round. To help me get over my writer's block, some of you have been...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Russian to bring in prospects

One of the things that makes the Oilers an interesting team is that they've drafted high for a number of years now, but there still remains an apparent lack of organizational depth. Perhaps. The Oilers had a terrible scouting up until 2007. It's too soon to say definitively if the situation has improved with the current scouting staff, but time is upon us to find out how they...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian Coach Makes Obscene Gesture at American Bench at World Juniors (GIFs)

Russia eliminated Team USA from the World Junior Championships in the quarterfinals on Thursday morning and they didn’t do it quietly. The reigning gold medal winners were sent packing following a 5-3 loss but, to make the loss even harder to swallow, the Russians weren’t necessarily humble winners. After Pavel Buchnevich‘s empty-net goal sealed the win, he skated by the American...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Scores One in Third, Beat Norway 11-0 by   Bradshaw Furlong

The game was really never in doubt as Russia blew out Norway by a score of 11-0. Anton Slepyshev, Nikita Zadorov and Vadim Khlopotov all scored twice and Alexander Barabanov, Nikita Tryamkin, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vyacheslav Osnovin and Damir Zhafyarov each netted one. The goalie combo of Andrei Vasilevsky and Ivan Nalimov combined for the easy shut out over the weak [...]
Via The Hockey House
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Team Russia Preliminary World Junior Roster by   Steven Ellis

Russia will enter the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships with lots of big game experience already. With names like Andrei Vasilevski, who will compete in his third world juniors, Mikhail Grigorenko, who will also compete in his third tournament after the Buffalo Sabres loaned him out, as well as Igor Ustinski, Andrei Mironov and Anton Slepyshev, who will all compete in their [...]
Via The Hockey House
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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