Still napping! Although there will be new content soon, I promise.
In the meantime, this is just a quick note to let you know that I am live-tweeting some of the Olympic hockey games for Olympic Hockey News, for whom I also contribute articles. I covered Latvia vs. Switzerland earlier today (heartbreak for the Latvians), and will be on again at 3:00 AM Eastern Time for the game between Finland and Austria. I will also be covering Russia vs. Slovenia at 7:30 AM Eastern. Do give us a follow - the account is @OlympicHckyNews!
I will update this post when I learn which future games I'll be doing.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Hello again, and a Happy New Year to everyone!
Apologies for the radio silence around here lately. It has been a very busy month, especially on the blogging front. At Olympic Hockey News, we are avidly sifting through the Olympic roster announcements which are now underway, and anticipating the word on that front from the Russian Hockey Federation (that should be along tomorrow). I have also been covering the KHL for a new site at Puckrant, which went live in mid-December! I both encourage and beseech you to give a look to those sites - there are some wonderful people writing about hockey at both!
As for what is going on here, no, we are not finished - hooray! However, writing for three different sites right now is a bit of a stretch for me, so you may consider The Road to Khabarovsk to be having a nice relaxing nap for the time being. And it will be somewhat different when it wakes up. Most of my "newsy" sort of KHL blogging will be going on at Puckrant, and what I would like to do with this space is write some of the longer, more historical, pieces about Russian and Soviet hockey that I've been thinking about writing for some time. As I mentioned, however, things are fairly busy at the moment, so that is for the future. In the meantime, this site won't be entirely silent -- I will drop by and post things from time to time, but it will be on a highly irregular basis. The Road to Khabarovsk tumblr page will continue to tumbl.
Once again, I do urge you check out both Puckrant and Olympic Hockey News, and we will see you here again in the near future!
Posted by Patrick C at 11:31 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013
|Vyacheslav Fetisov at an Old-Timers game in Toronto, 2008 (photo by Horge, via Wikimedia Commons)|
Below the jump, highlights of that interview, and thoughts on it!
Friday, December 6, 2013
checked in a couple of weeks ago with Avtomobilist, noting that last season's KHL doormats have improved significantly this season and exploring the reasons for that resurgence. In fact, since that article was written, they have done even better, and are back ranked among the playoff teams, although they have played more games than the surrounding teams. Unsurprisingly, there was a great deal of movement in the Avtomobilist roster over the off-season, and the team seems to be enjoying the results of those changes.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dynamo Moscow, of course, are the defending Gagarin Cup champions twice over, and they are showing little sign that their best days are behind them so far in 2013-14. They are steady on defense, well-coached, and have enough scoring punch to make them all-round tough opposition. Can they continue to fend off high-powered SKA St. Petersburg, and keep the Gagarin Cup in the capital?
Monday, December 2, 2013
|Hannu Jortikka watches on during a 2013-14 preseason game. (Photo via Ilta-Sanomat)|
More below the jump!
|A train belonging to Barys Astana's main sponsor makes its way across the landscape. (Photo via Railpage)|
Click on, to learn who owns your favourite KHL team (or at least, to learn who I think owns your favourite KHL team)!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
|The State Duma Building in Moscow (Photo via Vimac)|
Below the jump, we will consider the possible ramifications for KHL in the future!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Lev nosed their way into the playoffs in their inaugural season in 2012-13, although they failed to win a game once there. This season, so far, has represented more of the same -- Lev are battling along in the middle of the West Conference, not looking particularly like a threat to the big boys, but not pushovers either, by any means. There have been some interesting moves involving the Lev lineup, however. Have they been for the better, or not?
Friday, November 22, 2013
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It's that time of year again! Above you will see the official Road to Khabarovsk ballot for the 2014 KHL All-Star game, to be played this time around in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can cast your own vote here, voting once per day up until the noon, Moscow time, on the 28th of November!
Below the jump, a brief examination of the rationale behind my choices!
Thursday, November 21, 2013