Lukas Krajicek signs extension with Dinamo Minsk

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KHL club Dinamo Minsk has announced they have come to an agreement with 32-year-old defenseman Lukas Krajicek on a two-year contract extension which will keep him with the team through the 2016-2017 season. Lukas Krajicek signs extension with Dinamo Minsk ”I am very happy that I remain in Minsk,” Krajicek said. “This is a wonderful city, it is a […] READ MORE


The Gagarin Cup Prediction

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As the KHL playoffs approach their mid-point, LWOS KHL writers Cirno Avery and Aivis Kalnins present you with their Gagarin Cup predictions. Each writer will pick one team they think has the best chance of winning this year and give their explanation why. Aivis’ Prediction – HC Dynamo Moscow My pick this year is the team that […] READ MORE


Dinamo Riga retires Sandis Ozolinsh #8

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Latvia has flipped another page on the huge book of Latvian hockey. Dinamo Riga held their season ending ceremony where they thanked one of the greatest Latvians of all time – Sandis Ozolinsh. After the team didn’t qualify for the playoffs, the team announced that they will honour their long time captain, as well as the […] READ MORE


Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline Analysis

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Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, the Buffalo Sabres will play out the last string of games until the all-important NHL Draft Lottery.  The Sabres sit in last place, and those fans who want to see the club “tank,” will be watching their results as well as those of the Edmonton Oilers […] READ MORE


Girgensons out for at least two weeks, Ennis day-to-day

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Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons left the team’s last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an injury, after he took the puck to his ankle. He did not return. After the game Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan stated that the injury looks bad and could be season ending for the Latvian who was […] READ MORE


Metallurg Magnitogorsk – KHL Playoff Preview

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With the KHL post-season approaching and the top three teams from each conference having clinched their playoff spots, the KHL writers at Last Word On Sports decided to collaborate for a playoff preview. Writers Aivis Kalnins and Cirno Avery present: Metallurg Magnitogorsk – KHL Playoff Preview COACHING:  Mike Keenan, also known as “Iron Mike”, is the […] READ MORE


SKA St. Petersburg – KHL Playoff Preview

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SKA St. Petersburg - KHL Playoff Preview: With the playoffs approaching and SKA having clinched a spot, we look at their chances in the Gagarin Cup Playoffs READ MORE


Interview: Inside the KHL – the Nightmare of the Hockey World

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If you had one word to describe the KHL, perhaps the most fitting would be “nightmare”.  This is the second part of “KHL: The nightmare of the hockey world”, where we look inside the KHL and reflect on what happened to the league by the end of 2014. I had the good fortune to speak […] READ MORE


Sabres Retire Hasek’s No. 39

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Last year, the Buffalo Sabres announced their plan to retire Dominik Hasek‘s #39 jersey, rendering it unwearable by any current or future player in the organization. To the delight of all in Western New York, and some just over the border in Niagara, “The Dominator” will join six other Sabres legends — Gilbert Perreault (#11), Rick Martin (#7), Rene Robert (#14), Tim Horton […] READ MORE


KHL: The Nightmare of the Hockey World (Part 1)

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If you had but one word to describe the KHL, perhaps the most fitting would be “nightmare”. 2014 was a year of financial meltdown for the league. During 2013-14 season, reports surfaced that Spartak Moscow were close to folding due to sponsors stepping back, which was only the first wave of Europe’s fight against Russia. As the situation in […] READ MORE