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Nabokov’s agent Isakov: “For Evgeny Russia isn’t an empty word”

Nabokov’s agent Isakov: “For Evgeny Russia isn’t an empty word”

KHL News and Interviews
Nabokov's agent Isakov: "For Evgeny Russia isn't an empty word" (Photo © Getty Images) After the announcement of Nabokov's signing with SKA St. Petersburg, Russian popular portal Sport day by day had an interview with agent Sergei Isakov, in which he talked about the negotiating with SKA, about Nabokov's family and about the length of the contract they signed with Alexander Medvedev's team. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. Isakov: "I met SKA's representatives more than once. At first we couldn't agree about some fundamental terms of the contract. So there were moments that should have been discussed in detail. But in any case I felt that if SKA would want to approach us again they would have done the right thing." - Surely a goalie of Nabokov's level would interest most of ...
Evgeny Nabokov signs with SKA of the KHL

Evgeny Nabokov signs with SKA of the KHL

Russian Players In NHL
Evgeny Nabokov signs with SKA of the KHL (Photo © Avelar/AP) Evgeny Nabokov has signed a 4-year, $24-million contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, as reported by the Russian newspaper Sovetsky Sport. In the 10 seasons he played in California he recorded a 293-215-29 record, with a 2.39 goals against average. He also was awarded with the Calder Trophy of the top rookie of the year in 2001.
Sharks to part with Nabokov

Sharks to part with Nabokov

Russian Players In NHL
Sharks to part with Nabokov (Photo © Avelar/AP) After 10 years and 563 games Evgeny Nabokov is going to part ways with the San Jose Sharks. As Nabokov's contract will run out next week, the team's General Manager Doug Wilson stated that the Sharks will walk away from one of the team's cornerstones players. Evgeny Nabokov will be the most interesting goalie in the summer's free agency. In the 10 seasons he played in California he recorded a 293-215-29 record, with a 2.39 goals against average. He also was awarded with the Calder Trophy of the top rookie of the year in 2001. Nabokov was interested in signing a new contracts with the Sharks, but now he'll have to find himself a new team. As the free agency will start on July 1st NHL betting will move from results to signings. As one of the t...
2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath

2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath

Russian National Hockey Team News
2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath (Photo © sovsport.ru) The 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament has probably been the biggest disappointing ever for Team Russia. The early quarterfinal elimination against Team Canada was the worst result ever. As soon as the tournament was over for Russia, we published the Top 5 reasons for this fail, now RussianHockeyFans.com judged all the players on the roster. Goalkeepers Ilya Bryzgalov: B+ He played a good game against Slovakia, but he got a L and thus he got benched in the following matches. He should have get more chances. Evgeny Nabokov: D In the first match against Latvia he didn't look too good, but it was an easy game. Against the Czechs he did his job, but in the quarterfinals he had just a terrible night. He should have been benched earlier. He...
Vladislav Tretiak: “Nabokov will start in the quarterfinal”

Vladislav Tretiak: “Nabokov will start in the quarterfinal”

Russian National Hockey Team News
Vladislav Tretiak: "Nabokov will start in the quarterfinal" (Photo © Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press) Team Russia's general manager at the Olympic Games, Vladislav Tretiak, gave an interview to Vitaliy Slavin of SovSport. Tretiak talked about the canceled practice on Monday, seriousness of Sergei Zinoviev's injury and the players' thoughts on a possible Russia-Canada quarterfinal. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. - Why did you cancel a practice on Monday? Tretiak: "The coaches decided to give the players time to recover. The ice practice was optional and nobody wanted to skate. Everyone went to the gym and rode bikes. By the way, we are not the only team to cancel a practice. The Americans and Swedes also did it." - But Team Canada practiced. And what an intense practi...
Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr

Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr

Russian National Hockey Team News
Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr (Photo © Alex Livesey/Getty Images) After the 4-2 victory against Czech Republic many players agreed that the Ovechkin hit on Jagr turned the momentum in Russia's favor. Team Russia players felt that this was the key event of the game and it helped their team getting the edge over Czech Republic. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of short quotes taken right after the game from Sergei Gonchar, Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeny Nabokov, Alexander Ovechkin and Anton Volchenkov. "Ovechkin has a very good physical play, that's why he always tries to pressure the opponents", Sergei Gonchar told Sport-Express. "Successful actions are always reflected to the team's morale. This was the case of today's game. I think ...
2010 Olympics: Russia – Czech Republic preview

2010 Olympics: Russia – Czech Republic preview

Russian National Hockey Team News
2010 Olympics: Russia - Czech Republic preview (Photo © Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Team Russia's opponent in the third round robin match of the 2010 Olympic Tournament will be team Czech Republic. The Czechs, lead by the evergreen Jaromir Jagr, feature a very good lineup with plenty of NHL caliber players. Russia has to skate past Czech Republic in order to secure the first seed in the Group B and get a bye into the quarterfinals. The Czechs are on the top of the standings with six points in two games. The Slovaks follow with five points, but they played three games. Team Russia will try hard to put the 1-2 defeat against Slovakia in the past. "It's always tough to lose, but it's good to have it happen now in the tournament," Alexander Ovechkin told espn.com. Most likely team Russia's li...
Team Russia latest news: Fedorov misses practice, Kovalchuk out of Malkin’s line, Nabokov to start against Czechs

Team Russia latest news: Fedorov misses practice, Kovalchuk out of Malkin’s line, Nabokov to start against Czechs

Russian National Hockey Team News
Team Russia latest news: Fedorov misses practice, Kovalchuk out of Malkin's line, Nabokov to start against Czechs (Photo © Shaun Best, Reuters) Here is the latest news from the Russian team at the Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver. Evgeny Nabokov will start in the game against the Czech Republic Igor Zakharkin, Russian coach to Pavel Lysenkov of SovSport: "We think that with Nabokov in the net our players feel more confident." Sergei Fedorov missed a practice Zakharkin: "Fedorov has an individual program. But he's alright, there is no injury." New lines in the game against the Czech Republic Zakharkin: "Maybe we are going to swap the center forwards. We think that Kovalchuk's efficiency should be higher. We remember what chemistry Malkin and Kovalchuk had at the World Championship 2008, but...
Russia gets the first Olympic win over Latvia

Russia gets the first Olympic win over Latvia

Russian National Hockey Team News
Russia gets the first Olympic win over Latvia (Photo © Getty Images) Russia got an easy win in the first game of the 2010 Olympics against Latvia. Team Russia didn't look overly impressive, most likely saving some energy for the games against better opponents. Alexander Ovechkin and Danis Zaripov scored two goals each in team Russia's 8-2 win. KHL players got the first two goals of the match. Danis Zaripov opened the score after a couple of minutes thanks a great pass by Sergei Fedorov, while Alexander Radulov made it a 2-0 game at 7:46. Alexander Ovechkin scored the third goal for Russia with only thirty seconds to go in the first period. In the second period Russia relaxed and left little room to Lavtia. They scored only one goal, with Evgeni Malkin. The third stanza has been more frene...
Olympics » Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time

Olympics » Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time

Russian National Hockey Team News
Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time (Photo © Getty Images) Team Russia's coach Igor Zakharkin gave a few interviews where he stated that Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) might play on the same line, and that goalkeepers Evgeny Nabokov (San Jose Sharks) and Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix Coyotes) will both play during the robin-round at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. Zakharkin on Ovechkin-Malkin to olympics10.ru - Is there a chance to see Ovechkin and Malkin playing on the same line? Zakharkin: "Maybe not since the very beginning but somewhere in the middle of the game or during power plays. We will think about it. We are also taking into account the fact that quite often Ovechkin plays on the left wing fo...