KHL Update: Ovechkin, Kovalchuk, and the Top 10 Goals & Saves of the Week

Steve Dangle
October 16 2012 07:43PM


So apparently the NHL season might start on November 2nd. Until then, keep your fingers crossed, sit back, and check out these KHL videos! 

We have the Top 10 goals and saves of this past week, as well as highlights of Kovalchuk slinging sauce in SKA's 7-3 win, as well as Ovechkin doing good stuff and not-so-good stuff.

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NHL offers the players a 50/50 split

Jonathan Willis
October 16 2012 11:21AM

According to multiple reports, the NHL has made a new offer to the players’ association during their meeting today. One portion the proposal is the offer of a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue with the players.

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Player notes from the Marlies loss to Lake Erie

Gus Katsaros
October 16 2012 09:01AM

An opening season win, on the strength of sizzling power play, firing three goals turned ice cold and blanked in a dozen opportunities.

The power play was a point of contention last season. With a static umbrella formation with little movement and net presence, the Marlies power play became easy to defend against, and ended up scoring 10 goals on 84 opportunities in the playoffs (11.9%), including a 2-for-26 run in the Calder Cup Finals.

A difference in the structure had two point men and a lot of the puck movement down low. When either point men Jake Gardiner or Mike Kostka jumped in down low, they had coverage and support. 

Sunday's showing against the Lake Erie Monsters showed the tendency of players trying to force the play when there are few options, and how it evolved as the game wore on and urgency became a factor. This was evident most in the Marlies star blueliner and forwards, Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri.

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Steve Dangle
October 15 2012 10:12PM


Privyet, homies! Steve Dangle again with Andrey Osadchenko doing highlights showing today's KHL action. Lots of guys you know playing and having an impact - Evgeni Malkin, Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski, Nail Yakupov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Karri Ramo, and more.


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James Reimer on ice with Vancouver Canucks

Cam Charron
October 15 2012 12:19PM

Is there a trade imminent???

Although Brad Ziemer and Ben Kuzma are two totally different people, they have similar sounding names and thus easy to mix up. However, they work for competing news outlets and both have independently reported that James Reimer is practicing with the Vancouver Canucks at UBC.

What does it all mean?

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