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Fedor Fedorov breaks the glasses with a slapshot (video)

Fedor Fedorov breaks the glasses with a slapshot (video)

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Fedor Fedorov breaks the glasses with a slapshot (video) (Photo © Getty Images) Former Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers player, forward Fedor Fedorov, broke the glass during the warm-up before SKA St. Petersburg's KHL regular season game on October 16th against Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg. SKA eventualy won the home game with a 5-1 score, and Fedorov had one assist. RussianHockeyFans offers you a video of this curious incident:
Artyukhin’s contract with SKA confirmed

Artyukhin’s contract with SKA confirmed

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Artyukhin's contract with SKA confirmed (Photo © Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Evgeny Artyukhin's contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL has been confirmed and the player is now free to play, Russian press reports. The 27 years old forward's signing was delayed due to some heart problems risen during the first medical checks. Artyukhin, who will play with the #44, is set to debut with SKA today against Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Artyukhin has been drafted in the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2001 Entry Draft. In 199 NHL games scored 19 goals and 30 assists for a total of 49 points. He won a gold medal at both U18 and U20 WJCs.
Nabokov’s agent Isakov: “For Evgeny Russia isn’t an empty word”

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

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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

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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.
SKA offers Kovalchuk $14M per year

SKA offers Kovalchuk $14M per year

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SKA offers Kovalchuk $14M per year (Photo © nj.com) SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL has offered Ilya Kovalchuk a $42M, 3-year contract (which makes its $14M per year), as reported by Russian newspaper Sport-Express. In case Kovalchuk accepts the offer, he will also get a huge signing bonus. SKA has long been trying to get Kovalchuk (we wrote about this in November, December and February).
Alexander Medvedev: “I’ll talk to Kovalchuk’s wife”

Alexander Medvedev: “I’ll talk to Kovalchuk’s wife”

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Alexander Medvedev: "I'll talk to Kovalchuk's wife" (Photo © Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Alexander Medvedev's quest for signing Ilya Kovalchuk to a KHL contract for the 2010/11 season goes on, despite the recent trade that brought the Russian sniper to New Jersey. This is what SKA St. Petersburg's president said to gazeta.ru: Alexander Medvedev: "Atlanta already regrets that they parted with Kovalchuk. On the other hand New Jersey almost secured themselves a playoff spot. We are still considering to transfer Ilya to the KHL. I'm going to attend the game New Jersey - Philadelphia, I will talk to both Ilya and his wife after the match." Read also: SKA to offer Kovalchuk a contract? SKA of the KHL is interested in Kovalchuk
Zubov, Esche, Saprykin, Dallman in massive brawl, goalie fights defenceman

Zubov, Esche, Saprykin, Dallman in massive brawl, goalie fights defenceman

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Zubov, Esche, Saprykin, Dallman in massive brawl, goalie fights defenceman (Photo © khl.ru) Former NHL players Sergei Zubov, Robert Esche, Oleg Saprykin and Kevin Dallman took part in a massive brawl in a Sunday game between KHL's Barys Astana and SKA St. Petersburg. The game flared up in the end of the 3rd period when SKA scored a powerplay goal to make the score 5-1 to their advantage. The fans didn't get a chance to witness a goalie fight but instead they saw a goalie-defenceman fight, as Barys keeper Alexei Kuznetsov faced defenceman Alexei Petrov of SKA. Update To watch the famous Avangard-Vityaz 691PIMs fight go here: KHL game cancelled after bench-clearing fight, teams get 691 PIM
KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

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KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points (Photo © khl.ru) More than half of a season has passed in the KHL and it is time to tally up an interim total. Below are Top 5 lists of goal scorers, assists, points and plus/minus leaders. Among the highlights are Marcel Hossa of Dinamo Riga topping the scorers rating, Maxim Spiridonov proving his worth after a few bad seasons with 20 goals in 40 games, SKA linemates Maxim Sushinskiy and Alexei Yashin being assists leaders and Sergei Fedorov being the 3rd in plus/minus rating. KHL Top Goal Scorers 1. Marcel Hossa, Dinamo Riga, 24 goals in 37 games. 2. Alexei Morozov, Ak Bars, 20 in 34. 3. Maxim Spiridonov, Barys, 20 in 40. 4. Maxim Sushinskiy, SKA, 18 in 39. 5. Alexander Radulov, Salavat Yulaev, 18 in 36. KHL Assists Leaders 1. Alexei Yashin, ...
Sergei Zubov: “SKA could defeat any NHL team”

Sergei Zubov: “SKA could defeat any NHL team”

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Sergei Zubov: "SKA could defeat any NHL team" (Photo © Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) In the interview posted on KHL official site, SKA St. Petersburg's Sergei Zubov talks about the differences between the NHL and the KHL, gives his opinion on personal awards and compares veterans' and youngsters' contribution to a team's success. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the interview. Judging by last month's stats, your needed period of adaptation to Russia is complete. You can say that, I guess. I've spent the first two months to adapt to new hockey and new size rink. I've tried to understand the style of my team and of the opponents. Because of this I couldn't perform up to my possibilities. Now I am rather accustomed and thus I play well. My team helped me a lot – in the last fe...
KHL » Igor Makarov traded to Dynamo Moscow for Oleg Saprykin

KHL » Igor Makarov traded to Dynamo Moscow for Oleg Saprykin

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Igor Makarov traded to Dynamo Moscow for Oleg Saprykin (Photo © fhr.ru) After being a healthy scratch in the last few games with Dynamo Moscow, former Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and CSKA Moscow player Oleg Saprykin has been traded to SKA St. Petersburg for hot prospect Igor Makarov. Makarov was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft as 33rd overall pick. The quick winger participied to the Hawks' training camp a couple of seasons ago, but decided to get back to Russia after he failed securing a roster spot within the main team and apparently refusing to play in the AHL. This year Makarov's role has diminished a bit because of SKA's depth and thus he scored only three goals in twenty-five matches. Saprykin's season has been disappo...