According to RDS.CA, Washington Capitals forward Sergei Fedorov will sign a two year deal worth $3.8 million per season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. Fedorov recorded 11 goals and added 22 assists for 33 points with the Capitals during the regular season. In the playoffs, Fedorov scored one goal and eight points in 14 games. Fedorov was among the games top players in the 1990’s winning three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002). It is believed that Fedorov may not be the only player off the Capitals roster who may bolt for Russia. There has been speculation that Viktor Kozlov will entertain offers from teams in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Alexander Ovechkin was the center of discussion following the game regarding his knee-to-knee hit on Sergei Gonchar in the first period of Game 4. Alex Ovechkin was remorseful indicating the hit was an accident but as expected, the Penguins believe the hit was dirty and among those to speak out was Brooks Orpik. Orpik Added: “That’s three games in a row where he’s out there trying to hurt guys,”. You just watch the way he hits. And I love the way he plays, but he could get a charging penalty every time he hits. He leaves his feet, and takes countless strides. We’ve gotten lucky up to this point. And he likes to target the Russian guys, for some reason. “Everyone likes to play hard, and play physical,” “But there’s a line you can’t cross, and a lot of guys in our room felt like the last couple games heRead More »
Star Power PIT: Evgeni Malkin 112 pts, Sidney Crosby 103 pts, Marc Andre Fleury 35 wins WAS: Alexander Ovechkin 110 pts, Niklas Backstrom 88 pts, D Mike Green 73 pts Advantage ‚Äì Pittsburgh Forwards Pittsburgh: Down the middle, the Penguins are the deepest team in the NHL with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal. Crosby and Malkin powered the Penguins through the first round combining for 17 points in the series while Jordan Staal has teamed with Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy to become the most complete third line in hockey. While Crosby and Malkin are putting up stellar numbers in the playoffs, they are not getting much help from their wingers. Ruslan Fedotenko was the only top 6 forward to score an even strength goal¬†for the¬†Penguins in their¬†first round series against Philadelphia. Chris Kunitz has added a much needed physical presence on Sidney Crosby‚Äôs line but he hasRead More »