Jan 6, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT
KHL fans enjoyed watching a wealth of locked-out talent, but saying goodbye could be rough.
NHL.com’s Slava Malamud points out that NHL players represented 15 of the league’s 34 All-Star selections, including eight of the 12 starters. Replacing that kind of star power is nearly impossible, but Pavel Datsyuk kinda rubbed it in by scoring this ludicrous shootout goal in CSKA’s 3-2 win on Sunday:
Let’s all welcome Datsyuk back to North America, shall we?
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 20
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- It’s San Jose Sharks Day at PHT 25
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 31
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5