October 17 2012 08:57AM
A lot can happen in four years. Every four years we have a leap year, we get to watch the spectacle that is the Winter Olympics, and we're treated to the World Cup. Four years is also the length of time a running back in the NFL tends to remain relevant.
For these purposes, though, the four year window has a different sort of significance. It has been four years since the much-heralded 2008 NHL entry draft. On June 20th, 2008 we witnessed 12 defensemen get taken in the first round, with four of the first five picks being blueliners.
Taking a defensemen that high is a questionable strategy, given what we know about their developmental curves and success rate of panning out. But it's hard to argue with the results of this particular draft.
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October 16 2012 07:43PM
So apparently the NHL season might start on November 2nd. Until then, keep your fingers crossed, sit back, and check out these KHL videos!
We have the Top 10 goals and saves of this past week, as well as highlights of Kovalchuk slinging sauce in SKA's 7-3 win, as well as Ovechkin doing good stuff and not-so-good stuff.
October 16 2012 11:21AM
According to multiple reports, the NHL has made a new offer to the players’ association during their meeting today. One portion the proposal is the offer of a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue with the players.
October 15 2012 10:12PM
Privyet, homies! Steve Dangle again with Andrey Osadchenko doing highlights showing today's KHL action. Lots of guys you know playing and having an impact - Evgeni Malkin, Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski, Nail Yakupov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Karri Ramo, and more.
October 15 2012 09:52AM
This past week, I wrote about the fact that despite the NHL being locked out, there are things going on that should peak the interest of Jets fans. One of the main attractions that I mentioned are the St.John's IceCaps, who just kicked off their 2012-13 season.
The team is filled with intriguing Jets prospects, that could easily be called upon to make an impact in Winnipeg once the season finally starts. One of those guys is Carl Klingberg, who was one of the leading point getters for the 'Caps last season.
I had the opportunity to talk to him recently, about a medley of subjects.
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