October 14 2012 10:03AM
Across the Nations this week: the fantasy world some bloggers are living in, what the lockout is doing to careers, the value of a starting goalie, full team previews for every club in the NHL, how a trade 25 years ago is still powering the Pittsburgh Penguins, and much more.
October 13 2012 04:45PM
Four more KHL highlight packs for you, courtesy of our friends Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko, who have so graciously filtered through the cyrillic lettering and thick Eastern European accents to bring us an English version.
As they do most nights, of course, here as a regular feature at the Nations. Tonight, Mikhail Grabovski scores an OT winner for Red Army and Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has a beautiful tally. Enjoy.
October 12 2012 10:10AM
When you're selected 8th overall, you enter the picture with rather large expectations. In a vacuum, 48 points in 150 career games is not an acceptable scoring rate for an offensively gifted forward. But the problem with that is that you can't necessarily evaluate what Alex Burmistrov has done thus far in a vacuum, just by looking at his point totals.
From his 2010 draft class, 20 fellow first rounders have yet to lace up the skates in an NHL game. Of the ten that have, only Tyler Seguin and Cam Fowler have played in more games than Burmistrov. But for me, the most important fact to take into account is that he has yet to turn 21 years old.
While there are many casualties of the lockout - fans, employees, older players with only so much playing time left in their legs - the young Russian center may very well be one of its biggest beneficiaries. What can we expect from Burmistrov for not only this year, but the future as well?
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October 11 2012 07:29PM
Nail Yakupov's goal and assist were not enough as Slovan downs Neftekhimik.
October 10 2012 10:02PM
Fellow Nations contributer Andrey Osadchenko and I have started making highlight packs in English for the KHL youtube channel this season. Like them? We can make it a regular feature here at the Nations.