Kontinental Hockey League
Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.
Affectionately nicknamed “The Hobbit” by some, Zuccarello is a gifted offensive talent whose quick-moving legs, remarkable vision and skills on the puck can cause problems for any defense.
“(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders’ consent,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Kovalchuk has been playing in the Kontinental Hockey League, and is on the roster for the KHL All-Star Game set to take place on Sunday in Chelyabinsk. And therein lies the confusion.
A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly estimated that the league has lost $100 million in revenues from the canceled preseason.
Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.
Signing Alexander Semin will help ease the scoring Devils’ void left by the loss of Zach Parise to the Wild.
Before Game 5, Jagr called over to the legendary Devils goalie, “Hey, Marty, how does it feel to be 40?” It must feel pretty good — Brodeur is moving on.
For the Rangers, an already dark summer just became unimaginably worse. New York players struggled to comprehend a shocking loss to their sport after a chartered Russian plane carrying several NHL veterans crashed.
The far-reaching air disaster in Western Russia sadly claimed the lives of many celebrated former Rangers, Devils and Islanders representing Lokomotiv Yaroslav.
A jet carrying a top KHL team crashed while taking off Wednesday in western Russia, killing 43 people. Four names familiar to New York hockey fans were employed by Lokomotiv, and the team has confirmed that their entire main roster was on the Yak-42.
The Islanders have suspended goalie Evgeni Nabokov for not reporting to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Red Wings last week.
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