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  1. Question: Was Alexei Kovalev too talented for his own good?

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev

    Sure, Alexei Kovalev has some of the most impressive talent the NHL has seen over the last 20 years. But did his pure talent handicap the talent Russian over the last two seasons?

  2. Nikolay Zherdev is headed back to KHL, will sign with Atlant Mytishchi

    Aug 3, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    After getting little interest from teams in the NHL, Nikolay Zherdev is headed back to the KHL to play for his former team there and team up with fellow NHL exile Alex Kovalev.

  3. Alexei Kovalev officially headed to KHL

    Jul 29, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

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    After more than 1,300 NHL games and more than 1,000 points, Alexei Kovalev’s NHL career has probably come to an end. Today, he signed a two-year deal with the KHL’s Atlant Mytishchi.

  4. KHL calling: Brent Sopel headed to Russia; Alex Kovalev to follow?

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev

    When you can’t find a job in the NHL, heading to Russia and the KHL is sometimes the next best option. For Brent Sopel and, reportedly, Alex Kovalev, that’s just what it is.

  5. No parks, no problems: Nikolay Zherdev would be OK playing in Winnipeg

    Jul 29, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    Nikolay Zherdev is busy looking for a new NHL team to play for and unlike Ilya Bryzgalov, he’d be all right with playing in Winnipeg.

  6. Evgeni Nabokov will ‘stick things out’ in NHL this season, even if it’s with the Islanders

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    After refusing to play for the Islanders after they snatched him off the waiver wire in 2010-11, Evgeni Nabokov’s agent confirmed that the wayward netminder will play in the NHL next season. Of course, the question is: who will he play for?

  7. Nikolay Zherdev’s summer of waiting continues… But why?

    Jul 21, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    Nikolay Zherdev is a player who could help any team offensively… So why hasn’t he been signed by anyone yet and potentially headed back to the KHL?

  8. Florida won’t see Sergei Shirokov in a Panthers uniform for at least three years

    Jul 10, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT

    Sergei Shirokov

    While the Panthers were able to potentially pluck another young talent from the Vancouver Canucks in Sergei Shirokov, they’ll have to hope they’ve got a lot of patience to wait out his KHL commitment.

  9. Will Alexander Radulov return to the NHL next year?

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    From the “better late than never” file, the Nashville may see Alexander Radulov back in a Predators jersey as soon as the 2012-13 season. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had him as a back-up plan for Sergei Kostitsyn?

  10. Tomas Vokoun learns from Evgeni Nabokov’s example on when to say “yes” to a deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun

    Tomas Vokoun’s surprise (and cheap) signing in Washington showed that he learned a lesson after Evgeni Nabokov’s failed free agent campaign last year: When to swallow your pride.

  11. Penguins make official contract offer to Jaromir Jagr

    Jun 28, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    The Penguins are fully in on Jaromir Jagr now that they’ve made him an official contract offer. Will it be enough to bring him back to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2001?

  12. Varlamov wants to stay with the Caps, only if the price is right

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks

    Semyon Varlamov has told the Capitals that he’d like to stay in the NHL and sign an extension. The problem is that he’s not willing to take a huge pay cut from the KHL; and SKA St. Petersburg would reportedly offer approximately $4 million.

  13. Jagr’s camp contacts Penguins about a possible return to NHL

    Jun 21, 2011, 2:14 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr (C) of Czech Republic celeb

    Jaromir Jagr’s agent has contacted the Pittsburgh Penguins about a reunion… and the Pens are interested.

  14. Jaromir Jagr’s agent courting NHL teams; Another negotiating ploy with KHL?

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT

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    Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr is a free agent in the KHL yet again and while he’s busy looking around for a deal there, his agent is reaching out to NHL teams to gauge their interest and one team in particular is standing out.

  15. Blues 2010 first round pick Vladimir Tarasenko is staying in Russia next year

    May 25, 2011, 12:25 AM EDT

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    Vladimir Tarasenko

    Blues 2010 draft pick Vladimir Tarasenko will be staying in Russia for one more year at least. Should the Blues worry about him never coming to North America though?

  16. Report: Jaromir Jagr is not considering offers from NHL teams at the moment

    May 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Sorry nostalgic hockey fans: Jaromir Jagr’s agent said he’s not considering offers from NHL teams at this time.

  17. Pittsburgh homecoming for Jaromir Jagr? It could happen

    May 10, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    Is it possible we could see Jaromir Jagr return to the NHL next season with the Pittsburgh Penguins? You might want to dust off that old 68 jersey just in case.

  18. Ilya Bryzgalov would rather play in Russia than Winnipeg next season

    Apr 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov is an impending unrestricted free agent and he’s made a good home in Phoenix. If the team moves to Winnipeg next year, they shouldn’t count on having him return to the team.

  19. Blues officially sign Kyle Wellwood out of KHL

    Jan 17, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Kyle Wellwood

    The long awaited signing of Kyle Wellwood has gone down. Now the Blues wait to see if they get sniped on waivers again.

  20. Petr Prucha signs with KHL while Kyle Wellwood leaves Russia for the Blues

    Jan 12, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The KHL and NHL more or less traded mediocre forwards, as Petr Prucha left Phoenix for SKA St. Petersburg while Kyle Wellwood left Atlant for the St. Louis Blues.

  21. Miroslav Satan signs with KHL’s Dynamo Moscow

    Jan 8, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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    December 8th is a sad day for pun lovers in the NHL, as Miroslav Satan signed with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL according to reports.

  22. Evgeni Nabokov’s KHL contract terminated for ‘family circumstances'; which NHL teams might be interested?

    Dec 13, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

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    Evgeni Nabokov’s KHL contract has been terminated, supposedly for “family circumstances.” This makes him a free agent so we couldn’t help but ask: which NHL team makes the most sense for Nabokov? Vote for your choice in the poll within this post.

  23. Jiri Hudler’s return to Detroit isn’t going so hot

    Nov 24, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

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    A lot was made of Jiri Hudler returning to the Detroit Red Wings after a year away in the KHL. How’s his return to Motown going? Well…

  24. Alex Radulov signs ‘secret’ contract extension to stay in KHL until he turns 27

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

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    It’s been long enough that any dreams Nashville Predators fans had about Alex Radulov returning to the team are probably long forgotten. If they weren’t totally erased a few months ago, it seems just about official that he won’t play as a Predator ever again. That’s because the talented Russian winger will ply his trade…

  25. Where do third-string NHL goalies go when they’re not needed? Europe

    Oct 22, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Erik Ersberg

    If you’re a recently deposed former backup goalie in the NHL who was waived, what’s your next step for work? Turns out, playing in Europe is the answer.

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