Isles' Visnovsky Remains In Slovakia; Frustration Begins To Brew As Season Nears"(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.
Hartnett: Devils' Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done Ilya Kovalchuk's desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Kovalchuk Remains On KHL All-Star Roster; Will He Go To Devils' Training Camp?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.
Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR NightmareA 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.
NHL Deputy Commissioner: The League Has Lost Roughly $100 Million In Revenues 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.
Hartnett: NHL Stars Bolting For Europe, Expecting Long LockoutSome of the NHL's biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.
Silverman: Devils' Coaching Staff Additions Will Help, Signing High-Scoring Semin Will Help MoreSigning Alexander Semin will help ease the scoring Devils' void left by the loss of Zach Parise to the Wild.
Hartnett: Martin Brodeur And Jaromir Jagr, A Tale Of Two 40-Year-OldsBefore 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.
Rangers Struggle To Find Words After Friends, Ex-Teammates Die In KHL Plane TragedyFor 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.
Hartnett: Reflections On Former NHL Stars Taken In Russian Air DisasterThe far-reaching air disaster in Western Russia sadly claimed the lives of many celebrated former Rangers, Devils and Islanders representing Lokomotiv Yaroslav.
Plane Carrying KHL's Lokomotiv Crashes; Ex-NHL Locals Among 43 Confirmed DeadA 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.