Tag Archives: KHL

How Much Can Brian MacLellan Be Blamed For This Summer

 This summer has been tough for the Capitals and Caps Nation. As General Manager Brian MacLellan put it, the Caps have the Stanley Cup hangover without the Stanley Cup. 

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Report: Galiev Close to KHL Deal

Something to smile about? There may be, finally, light at the end of the dark tunnel for Stan Galiev. Aivis Kalnins, a KHL insider, had first reported this morning that Galiev may be close to signing with Ak Bars Kazan. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Did the Caps make the right move on Kuzy’s new deal?

 The Capitals have made some big headlines in the last week and a half. One, if not the biggest, surprise was Evgeny Kuznetsov’s monster contract. The 25-year old Russian signed an 8-year contract that will pay him $62.4 million ($7.8 … Continue reading

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Breaking – The Utterly Uncharmed Life of Stan Galiev

HERSHEY, PA – Stan Galiev, the sometimes dynamic Russian whose hockey career in North America had more twists and turns than an old country road, just got sucker punched again – this time by the KHL.

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Dietz Takes His Game to KHL

Darren Dietz, who appeared in 39 games with the Hershey Bears this season, has signed with Barys Astana of the KHL. The defenseman left Hershey in a swap with the Texas Stars in March.

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Former Capital Wojtek Wolski Returns to the Ice After Severe Injury

Photo: Getty Images Eight months ago former Washington Capital forward Wojtek Wolski suffered a neck injury in KHL play that put his future in question. It wasn’t just a neck injury, as he suffered two broken cervical vertebrae, spinal cord trauma, … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Wins in Relief on Friday the Thirteenth

When the Caps drafted Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov in the first-round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, they did so with the hope that he would develop into their goalie of the future. Throughout this season, he has played fantastic, … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov weighs in on Nikita Kucherov

In case you haven’t heard, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning is rumored to have been offered a contract by CSKA Moscow. The 23-year-old Russian was drafted 58th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011, but had a … Continue reading

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Remembering the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Plane Crash Victims Five Years Later

Photo: The Hockey Writers Five years ago today, the hockey world was turned upside down when the plane of KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff, killing the entire team. NoVa Caps is remembering the victims and the effect … Continue reading

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Semin, Samsonov Win the KHL’s Gagarin Cup

Photo: KHL After his was contract terminated by the Montreal Canadians this past December, Alexander Semin decided to leave the NHL after 11 seasons in the league to return home to Russia to play in the KHL. 

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