Category Archives: 2017-18
“It might be necessary to make some unpopular decisions,” said KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko yesterday, after a meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport. Today, the league’s own Board of Directors met, and some thunderous decisions were indeed made — popular or unpopular, depending on one’s point of view. Read on, for a quick and preliminary look at those, and also some news of the KHL’s annual awards ceremony, which also happened today!
Much news this week in Russian women’s hockey, starting with some very exciting tidings on the international hockey scene! Read on, however, as we also have the conclusion to the amateur women’s hockey season in Russia, transfers news, and other such items (including an update on a kitten…).
As Team Russia trundles along at the World Championship (today’s 3-0 win over Czechia booked a Saturday semi-final date with old rivals Canada), the KHL has been moving forward with its plans for next season and beyond. The league’s top executives met on Tuesday, and the end product was some blunt speech from KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko on the subject of contraction, team debt, and the like. Read on, for some choice quotes from Chernyshenko, and some discussion thereof.
Monday marked the beginning of the annual free-agent season in the KHL, as contracts expired on April 30th and players began to change teams. The past couple of days have seen a large number of such transactions, far too many to discuss them all here (Elite Prospects is your friend in keeping track of all the moves). But read on, for a little look at just a few of the more significant trades and signings of the last 48 hours!
After a slow blogging week due to general business, this will be a “getting caught up on the KHL story” sort of post. Read on, for the last four teams standing in the hunt for the Gagarin Cup, the passing of a legend among Russian hockey journalists, and some early news about what the KHL will look like in 2017-18.