The KHL Playoff MVP Controversy is Pointless

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For every positive thing, there’s an equal negative thing. Between angry blogposts and twitter debates, the controversy yet again falls on the back on Ilya Kovalchuk, who claimed the KHL playoff MVP trophy. The media, as usual pulled out it’s knives, even calling his last gesture nothing but an “Emotional outburst” But – and what […] READ MORE


SKA vs. CSKA – Who Will Advance to the Finals?

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The Army Series have turned into a war! Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov are two of the best players currently in Europe and now their teams are facing off in the KHL’s conference finals, with AkBars waiting for their opponent in the finals. SKA vs. CSKA – Who Will Advance to the Finals? The series started with SKA struggling […] READ MORE


It’s Time to Appreciate How Goaltenders Have Shaped the KHL Playoffs

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As the KHL playoffs steam along, it is worth noting how important goaltenders have been throughout this post-season. With save percentages escalating and players becoming visibly frustrated, goaltending has flourished and has been the key to success for several teams. It’s Time to Appreciate How Goaltenders Have Shaped the KHL Playoffs Reconsidering the first and second rounds, […] READ MORE


Your Goalie Was Not the Problem – KHL Goaltender Trades

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The KHL goaltender market is always tumultuous, with a ceaseless revolving market. But this year especially, three trades were pinned as the determining factor of whether a team struggled or held their heads above water. While a goaltender might not make or break his team, there have been trades that have greatly shape how we see the […] READ MORE


Yezhov or Koskinen: SKA’s Starting Goalie for The Playoffs

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It’s a commonly known joke that SKA love their goalie controversies, and heading into the playoffs they’re faced with the tough decision of who to start between the pipes, Mikko Koskinen, Ilya Yezhov, or a combination of the two. Vyacheslav Bykov and his staff have an unusual solution to their goaltending conundrum whereby each netminder […] 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