The new Bure failed as the number one draft pick. A complete idiot, an ex-teammate described the Russian

He was supposed to be the successor of the famous Pavel Bure. Instead, however, Nail Yakupov turned out to be one of the worst draft picks in NHL history. Former goalkeeper Devan Dubnyk, for example, does not remember her fondly. Even before Connor McDavid came along, Rus Yakupov was supposed to be Edmonton’s salvation. About … Read more

Stavjaňa about Buček: He will eat up what he made. But some show off too much on the subject

Hockey coach Antonín Stavjaňa led Samuel Buček last season, when the Nitra striker completely conquered the Slovak extra league, and also in previous years. The twenty-three-year-old talent came to Třinec via Nizhnekamsk, where his arrival caused an uproar precisely because of his stop in Russia. Stavjaňa does not want to mix politics with sport, but … Read more

“We voted?” The controversial decision of the Slovaks about the KHL has a strange sequel

The controversial attitude of the leaders of Slovak hockey towards calling up players from the KHL to the national team has an unexpected continuation. One of the members of the executive committee of the Slovak Hockey Association stated that he did not know that a vote was taken on the matter, even though he participated … Read more

Lazy North Americans, no pride. The player and the coach revealed the conditions in the Chinese national team

The men’s hockey team of China had a very special performance at the last Olympic Games in Beijing. Almost two-thirds of it was made up of naturalized foreigners. Now there are rumors that things did not click very well in the cabin of the disparate manchaft. Twelve native Canadians, three Americans and one Russian played … Read more

In Russia you will become a slave. They don’t just pay you to play, says star Irbe

Former Latvian star goalkeeper Arturs Irbe warned hockey players against playing in the Russian KHL. Crowds of foreigners gradually fled the Kontinental Hockey League after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, some have stayed for various reasons and others, although there are not many of them, are new arrivals. Among the Czechs, for example, is … Read more

Goalkeeper Hrubec is excited about Switzerland: It’s a completely different world

Hockey goalkeeper Šimon Hrubec is looking forward to working in Zurich, where he signed a two-year contract with the Swiss vice-champion a month and a half ago. The thirty-one-year-old native of Vimperk expects that the engagement under the Alps will be a big change for him in all respects compared to his time in the … Read more

“Insignificant louse, perhaps he will not return.” The goalkeeper went to Russia despite the harsh sanction

Goalkeeper Janis Kalninš, who represented Latvia at the last Olympics in Beijing, is severely criticized in his country for leaving for the Russian KHL. He probably won’t be able to play for the national team. While the Czech Hockey Association does not yet take any stance on the players who left for the Continental League, … Read more

We don’t take Russians, it sounds from the NHL club. Collective stars may fail in the draft

Take Russian hockey players in the upcoming NHL draft, or prefer not to take? Overseas clubs take a different approach to this because of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. CHL, which brings together the most important Canadian juniors, recently excluded all Russians and Belarusians from its next draft (we wrote about the fact that this … Read more

Slovakia has nine hockey players from the Czech extra league nominated for the Olympics

Nine players from the Czech extra league got nominated by Slovak hockey players for the February Olympic Games in Beijing. The team of Canadian coach Craig Ramsay has three representatives from Třinec and Kometa Brno. There are two 17-year-old talents in the staff – defender Simon Nemec from Nitra and forward Juraj Slafkovský from TPS … Read more

Fifteen university hockey players are taking the US to Beijing. But there is also a double draft among them

The United States hockey players nominated fifteen NCAA players to nominate for the February Beijing Olympics. Among them is striker Matty Beniers from the University of Michigan, who was chosen by NHL newcomer Seattle last year. Two hockey players were taken by general manager John Vanbiesbrouck from the lower AHL and eight members of the … Read more