KHL Season Preview: Kharlamov Division

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Over the next few weeks, Last Word on Sports will be previewing the new Kontinental Hockey League season ahead of the season opener on August 24, between SKA Saint Petersburg and CSKA Moscow. Today, we will look at the Kharlamov Division of the Eastern Conference. This is part three of our KHL Season Preview. KHL […] READ MORE


Anders Nilsson, Stuck Between Money, Rights and Leagues

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With exodus of players leaving the KHL for the sunny NHL shores, there are some prospects abandoned by their former teams that have drafted them and the AHL wasn’t an option. Sadly this means they are then stuck by rights. Some teams still have these rights to the players, an epidemic as prevalent in the […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft Profile #21: Evgeny Svechnikov

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players.  Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


SKA St.Petersburg: Gagarin Cup Champions

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The SKA St.Petersburg are the 2014/2015 season Gagarin Cup Champions. The SKA team has finally accomplished what they tried to for seven seasons, and it looks like the lucky seven is what brought them the luck needed to capture the prize. The team has been desperate, having talent come and go, from now NHL star Vladimir […] READ MORE


The Gagarin Cup Prediction – Part Two

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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. You can check out Aivis’ prediction in part one here. Cirno’s Prediction – Ak Bars […] READ MORE


Ak Bars Kazan – 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: Ak Bars Kazan – KHL Playoff Preview Coaching: Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is an elite coach, whether it […] READ MORE


KHL Playoffs: First Round is Done!

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I’d like to make a shoutout to Elvis Kreismanis, who helped me to get this article to be done! Follow him on twitter – @ElvisK94 West Division The first round of the KHL playoffs was very exciting.  Dynamo Moscow, who have won the last two Gagarin Cups were facing Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, who barely made the […] READ MORE