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NHL equivalency has become a popular tool used to evaluate prospects by accounting for the quality of the league. For example, a prospect who is playing in the KHL should put up different numbers than a players in the Swedish junior league or an American in the USHL based on the difficulty of scoring in that particular league. 457 more words


KHL Playoffs: To the Finals!

Through the first couple of rounds, the 2014-15 Gagarin Cup Playoffs had largely failed to provide much in the way of nail-biting drama.  There had certainly been wondrous moments, good or bad depending on one’s affiliations, but only a single series out of twelve had made to seven games, and only two others had gone as far as six.   1,381 more words


KHL team in Sochi, key part of city's Olympic legacy, has not paid its players in more than two months

MOSCOW — The Kontinental Hockey League team in Sochi, a major part of the Russian city’s legacy from last year’s Winter Olympics, has not paid its players in more than two months. 438 more words


KHL club Sochi hasn't paid players in two months

Some troubling news out of Russia — HC Sochi, a first-year expansion club in the KHL, is currently embroiled in financial problems that have resulted in players not being paid since January. 256 more words


Video: Massive minor league Russian hockey brawl results in coach losing shirt

Things got heated in a playoff game between THC and Izhstal in Russia’s top minor league, the VHL. The fact that the fighting primarily took place behind the benches and involved the coaches is unusual. 98 more words


Jokerit in Russia - Overview of a debut season in the KHL

On the 19th March the final buzzer sounded on Jokerit’s pioneer season in the Kontinental Hockey League, following a 4-1 series lost in the Western Conference Semi-finals to Regular season champions CSKA Moscow. 1,039 more words

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KHL Playoffs, Round 3: Early Impressions

Small sample size alert!  The KHL Conference Finals are each one game old at this point — have we learned anything of importance?  Perhaps, perhaps not, but only the next few days will tell us for sure.   839 more words