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Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators

Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators

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Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators (Photo © Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Sergei Gonchar signed a three year, $16.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. The contract includes a No Movement Clause. Gonchar, 36, played the latest five years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning the 2009 Stanley Cup. The veteran blue liner had 11 goals and 39 assists with Pittsburgh last season. Recently Gonchar stated that he intends to play until the 2014 Winter Olympics that will be played in Sochi, Russia. We'll see this fall if adding a world class, puck moving defenseman will increase the Sens' odds in sports betting places.
Evgeni Malkin: “We lost to Canada because we didn’t play like a team”

Evgeni Malkin: “We lost to Canada because we didn’t play like a team”

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Evgeni Malkin: "We lost to Canada because we didn't play like a team" (Photo © Shaun Best, Reuters) Russian star Evgeni Malkin gave an interview to Vasili Osipov of Sport-Express after the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers at the Madison Square Garden. In this interview Evgeni talked about the reasons of Team Russia's defeat to Canada at the latest Olympic Tournament, examined the differences between the management of the two national teams and tried to suggest some changes to get the revenge in Sochi. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the interview. "Believe me, I still can't understand what's happened at the Olympics, it was a big disappointment. In Vancouver there was an extraordinary atmosphere and the organization was top notch. But everyth...
Alexander Pechurski: “I played pretty well”

Alexander Pechurski: “I played pretty well”

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Alexander Pechurski: "I played pretty well" (Photo © AP Photo) Russian goalie Alexander Pechurski played his first game on Saturday and he was named 3rd star of the match thanks to his 12 saves in 35 minutes. In an interview with Russian website allhockey.ru he talked about his eventful weekend and his NHL experience. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. Alexander, I don't even know if I should congratulate you for your NHL debut or encourage you for your team's defeat... Pechurski: "Yeah, I have a lot of emotions. My first NHL match came as surprise. Marc-Andre Fleury got an injury and they asked me to arrive here (Pechursky played the night before in Tri-City, around 600 kms from Vancouver - ASR). My team mates supported me a lot and thus I wasn't baffled (smiles). I think I ...
Alexander Pechurski debuts in the NHL, makes 12 saves

Alexander Pechurski debuts in the NHL, makes 12 saves

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Alexander Pechurski debuts in the NHL, makes 12 saves (Photo © Reuters Pictures) Russian goalie Alexander Pechurski of the Pittsburgh Penguins played his first NHL match against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place on January 16th. The young goalie played a WHL regular season clash on friday night and then he has been signed by the Pens to a one-game amateur try out after their starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered from a broken finger and was forced out of the game. Pechursky had to play in Fleury's pads as the ones he wears in Tri-City don't meet NHL regulations. But even if he didn't use his own equipment, had to travel a lot and played in back-to-back games he showed that he is a NHL-bound player as he stopped 12 shots and has been named the match's third star even if th...
Sergei Gonchar: “Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics”

Sergei Gonchar: “Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics”

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Sergei Gonchar: "Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics" (Photo © Getty Images) Russian defenceman Sergei Gonchar of the Pittsburgh Penguins, whose inclusion in Russia's Olympics roster came as no surprise, talked about playing on one line with Andrei Markov of the Canadiens at the Olympics in Vancouver, main rivals of Team Russia, compared the Stanley Cup and the Olympic Games and said that he expected European referees to give more penalties. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of Gonchar's interview to Alexander Chekhov of Sport-Express. Q. What do you expect from the Olympic Games in Vancouver? Gonchar: "Just have a look at our roster and you will see what I expect. We have a great team and there is no other aim except the gold medals." Who would you like to...
Alexander Pechursky to join Tri-City Americans

Alexander Pechursky to join Tri-City Americans

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Alexander Pechursky to join Tri-City Americans (Photo © fhr.ru) 19 years old Alexander Pechursky decided to report to North America as he's going to play for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, according to allhockey.ru. Pechursky has been drafted by the US team in this spring's Import Draft with the 55th overall pick. Let's remember that Pechursky has been drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Pechursky, who won a gold medal at the 2007 Under 18 WJC, has played only one match with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL this year, and had a short stint in the MHL. Recently the club signed national team goalie Vasiliy Koshechkin and thus he lost his backup role. On top of that he'll represent Russia at the upcoming World Junior C...