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James Wisniewski's Russia-Switzerland-AHL saga offers lesson in the harsh realities of the NHL

TORONTO — James Wisniewski still doesn’t know how he ended up in Russia.

A year ago, he was earning $5.5 million as a power-play specialist who had once ranked top 10 in scoring amongst defencemen. 793 more words

Sports

TUMOBELO: osmifinále KHL 2016/17

Největší soutěž Evropy dospěla do vyřazovací fáze. Kdo jde z pozice favorita, kdo z pozice outsidera, kdo bude nejspíš bojovat o titul a kde se moje simulace rozchází s kurzy? 472 more words

Playoff

Draft Rewind Series: 2005

The Note Lives On Draft Rewind is a series of posts taking a look back to the past. Some draft picks by the St. Louis Blues… 670 more words

CHL Final is worth the watch tonight

There is an important game that will be played tonight and it won’t be played in North America — despite one of the teams having a controversial American nickname — but will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. 311 more words

From The Desk

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… 549 more words

News

German Rubtsov: Coming to America

*At this point it’s more like STAYING in America for the Flyers first round draft pick. 

The long awaited announcement has come for German Rubstov. 511 more words

Flyers

Jaromir Jagr Ties Mark Messier for Second Place with 1,887 Points

The “Ageless Wonder,” Jaromir Jagr reached yet another milestone on Tuesday night as the Florida Panthers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3 in a shootout, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.… 11 more words

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