KHL: Datsyuk frustrated, Ovechkin and Backstrom score then collapse, and more

Steve Dangle
December 20 2012 09:08PM

 

Privyet, y'all.

A light day in the KHL today (just two games), so we've added packs from two of Wesnesday's games that you might have missed.

Enjoy!

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Permanent Decertification Is Certifiable

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December 20 2012 10:12AM

Decertification is certifiable

The momentum is growing. Every day the calls to decertify or otherwise disband the NHLPA are growing. And I don't mean from NHL players.

No, hockey fans and media alike are now so fed up with what passes for collective bargaining in the NHL that they want to blow up the entire system. We're not talking just decertifying for the purposes of forcing the NHL to actually make a deal under threat of anti-trust lawsuits, i.e. what the NHL is alleging and what the NHLPA surely intends to do.

No, there are now calls to permanently abolish the NHLPA and in so doing completely free up all restrictions to player movement, including the NHL draft.

Personally, I'm not so sure this is a great idea...

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WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2012 09:07AM

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.

The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.

Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).

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The KHL's Back! And Malkin Nets a Hatty

Steve Dangle
December 19 2012 10:44PM

 

The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang!

We have five games for you right now, and we'll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th.

Enjoy!

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Gillis & Gilman Speak: Canucks State of the Union Update

Jeff Angus
December 19 2012 08:00PM

Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Assistant GM Laurence Gilman were on the TEAM1040 on Wednesday afternoon with Don Taylor. The interview was wide-ranging and about as candid as could be expected from the two. They covered essentially all of the major issues surrounding the team right now, from the lockout, to Ryan Kesler’s injury status, to Alex Edler’s development, and more.

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