2015-16 KHL Season Preview: Bobrov 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, which will pit SKA Saint Petersburg against CSKA Moskva. Today, we will look at the Bobrov Division of the Western Conference. 2015-16 KHL Season Preview: Bobrov Division Dinamo Minsk The Minsk […] 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


Jeff Deslauriers leaves Dinamo Riga, could sign with Calgary Flames

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Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers, a former 31st overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in 2002, came to a mutual agreement with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League to terminate his contract. DINAMO RĪGA, pēc abpusējas vienošanās, pārtraukusi līgumattiecības ar Jeff Deslauriers. http://t.co/5vkqFfXUfa pic.twitter.com/OosUptsc0o — Dinamo Riga (@hcDINAMORIGA) March 2, 2015 The 30-year-old netminder posted a […] 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


Kyle Wilson signs with Dinamo Riga

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Canadian center Kyle Wilson has signed a contract with Dinamo Riga.  He played in Riga last season but began 2014-15 with Traktor Chelyabinsk, however he was released from his duties after 22 games played where he recorded one goal and and five assists. Last year in Dinamo he led the team in scoring, recording 44 points […] READ MORE


KHL Market Activated

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The trade market has been red hot around the KHL for the last few days, and while the trade deadline is on the other side of season, teams are gearing up to make sure they reach what they are fighting for – the KHL’s Gagarin Cup playoffs. KHL Market Activated Barry Brust on the move […] READ MORE


Dinamo Riga signs affilate contract with HK Liepaja.

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Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League has signed an affiliate contract with HK Liepaja, who is currently playing in the Latvian Championships. The signed contract between Dinamo Riga and HK Liepaja states that players with two-way contracts with Dinamo Riga can be sent over to HK Liepaja. Contracts term is one season. Juris Savickis, […] READ MORE