Ak Bars interrupts Hartley-led Avangard's six-win series

Today, in the Continental Hockey League (KHL), Kazan “Ak Bars” beat Omsk’s “Avangard” 3: 2, ending the series of six victories of the team led by Bob Hartley. The first period of the match ended in a draw 1: 1, “Ak Bars” … The post “Ak Bars” ends the Hartley-led “Avangard” series of six victories first appeared on …
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Severstal forms fan engagement focused partnership with Fonbet

Russian ice hockey club Severstal has signed a four-year partnership with sports betting operator Fonbet, with the duo planning on leveraging the deal for fan engagement purposes. The agreement will see the duo collaborate on souvenir and gift giveaways across their respective social media channels and at the Cherepovets Ice...
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The real reason Vitali Kravtsov isn’t happy with Rangers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vitali Kravtsov’s situation remains status quo, though the backstory continues to evolve while the 21-year-old winger sits in a snit at home in Russia, suspended by the Rangers for his failure to report to the AHL Wolf Pack. Our latest information, provided by an individual with knowledge...
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Deep Blue Sea: ESPN establishing itself as go-to for hockey

Maybe it’s just because last season was so repetitive, but I find myself flipping over to the ESPN app to browse random hockey games more than I think I ever did in any of the years I’d been subscribed to NHLtv. I’m pleased with the experience so far in the season. My favorite part so far, though, has been seeing the way in which ESPN is committing to the sport of hockey itself.


Some surprising news out of the KHL Thursday after it was announced that Sergei Zubov, a Hockey Hall-of-Famer and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, was leaving his job as the head coach of Dinamo Riga after just six months. According to the league, Zubov and Riga mutually agreed to part ways. Zubov is apparently dealing with some family issues.

PHF announces streaming deal with ESPN+

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) formerly known as the NWHL announced a new media partner fro the 2021-22 season. After a successful run on Twitch for last year’s bubble tournament that burst the League will now be partnering with ESPN+ for all US broadcasts including playoff games and the All-Star game.

Sergei Zubov Leaves Dinamo Riga

Surprising news crossed European hockey early on Thursday morning. This time it was KHL’s Dinamo Riga that announced their head coach’s departure – Sergei Zubov was leaving the team for personal, family-related reasons. The following is a statement from Dinamo Riga team:. Sergei Zubov has decided to not continue his...

Edmonton Oilers News: Maksimov Contract Terminated

On Monday, The Edmonton Oilers placed forward Kirill Maksimov on waivers with the purpose of terminating his contract. This is the third and final year of his entry-level deal with the Edmonton Oilers and he was expected to play with the Condors in the AHL this season, but that will not happen now obviously. Maksimov was selected in the 5th round of the 2017 NHL entry draft, and since then has yet to play a game in the NHL, but put up 13 points in 53 games with the Condors during the 2019-20 campaign.

AHL Shuffle: 10/21/21

After a quiet night yesterday, the NHL is back in action with a slate of ten matchups this evening. With so many games on tap, there will be plenty of movement between the minor leagues, and we’ll keep track of all of it right here. Atlantic Division. The Florida Panthers...

Veteran C Artem Anisimov signs in KHL

After failing to earn an NHL contract, Artem Anisimov has left for the KHL. The 33-year-old center was in training camp with the Colorado Avalanche, but after being released earlier this month has now signed a one-year deal with HC Lokomotiv, his old team. It’s been years since Anisimov played...

ESPN+ adds rights to Premier Hockey Federation (the former NWHL)

Similar in its attempts to become a must-have streaming service for soccer fans, ESPN+ is attempting to become a must-have streaming service for hockey fans, regardless of how much of an NHL fan you may be. On Wednesday, ESPN+ and the Premier Hockey Federation announced that the PHF’s regular season...

2021 Canucks Top 25 Under 25: #5 Vasily Podkolzin

Welcome to the 2021 Edition of the Vancouver Canucks Top 25 Under 25 Rankings. The list includes all players born after January 1st, 1997. Seven staff writers (Beggsy, Westy, Kent Basky, CanucksAbbyFan2, Markus Meyer, Noah Strang, Harsunder Singh H) and two outside writers (Daniel Gee & Cam Robinson) cast votes for the project.

Wild suspend prospect Ivan Lodnia for failing to report to ECHL

There have long been expectations for Ivan Lodnia to get to the pro ranks in North America, and just when it seemed like he was finally there, it may already be over for the young forward. Lodnia, in the fifth year of his entry-level contract but just the first in which he planned to play within the Minnesota Wild organization, has been suspended indefinitely. Lodnia opted not to report to the ECHL’s Iowa Heartlanders after failing to earn a roster spot with the AHL’s Iowa Wild. The Athletic’s Michael Russo reports that the team has in turn informed Lodnia’s agent that he is on unpaid suspension until he agrees to play in the ECHL — or until the two sides decide on a mutual contract termination.

Islanders assign veteran forward Leo Komarov to AHL

It’s been quite some time since Leo Komarov suited up for an AHL game, but that’s exactly what may have to happen if he wants to continue to play professional hockey. The New York Islanders assigned Komarov to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after he cleared waivers earlier, activating Matt Martin from injured reserve to take his place on the roster.

Prospect Storylines To Keep Up With This Season

Now that the Chicago Wolves have begun their season, I feel that now is as good of a time as any to talk about certain storylines that I’m going to be paying close attention to this season. Whether it’s a player’s contract year, someone in need of development or something else, this should give you all an idea of some of the players that I’m keeping a closer eye on.