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Kevin Constantine May Coach In the UK

from Bob Westerdale of The Star (UK),

If the business group are successful in acquiring the club off Bob Phillips they will try and bring over American Kevin Constantine to run their bench.

Constantine, 51, would become the most experienced and decorated coach ever to ply his trade in the UK after coaching NHL giants Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils, between 1993-2002.

More recently he has been head coach at Houston Aeros in the AHL.

In April, Constantine’s contract was ended there after the Aeros failed to make the playoffs.

Former Sheffield official Dave Simms worked with Constantine at a UK coaching clinic and explained: “We initially made contact with Kevin to see if he could help us attract a coach to the Steelers should the new consortium be successful in taking over.

“After chatting for half an hour, Kevin asked ‘What about me?’

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What Do You Think Of Ovechkin Working For A KHL Club?

from Dmitry Chesnokov of PuckDaddy,

Believe it or not, but from July 1 Alex Ovechkin is employed by UHC Dynamo and even gets paid for his services.

Mikhail Tyurkin, UHC Dynamo’s President, told Sovetsky Sport, “Alex has already called me. He is now my official advisor.  He is now employed by UHC Dynamo.

July 1 was the official date Ovechkin became a team employee. “Alex will work on promoting our club.  And he will also work with children from our hockey school. He will hold a few master-classes. I think that famous people like Ovechkin should bring value not only to NHL teams, but to Russia as well, especially to the club that brought him up,” Tyurkin said.


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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, khl

Demitra To The KHL

via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Pavol Demitra has signed a one-year contract with Yaroslavl of the KHL, agent Matt Keator confirms to ESPN.com

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Appears Nabokov Headed To KHL

via Jay Gold tweet,

CONFIRMED: SKA St. Petersburg (#KHL) - (G) Evgeni Nabokov - 4 years - $6 M. per season

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Hasek Signs With Spartak Moscow

from Russia Today,

One of the greatest netminders in the history of hockey, Dominik Hasek, will now play in the KHL, defending the goals of Spartak Moscow.

The 45-year-old player and the club signed a one-year deal on Monday.

“I am very pleased to join Spartak. It’s a great club where a lot of great stars played. It’s a challenge for me and I’m very interested,” RIA-Novosti news agency cited Hasek.


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Jagr Staying In The KHL

from Peter Adler at The Cult of Hockey,

Just before departing for Prague to join Team Czech for the world championships, Jaromir Jagr signed a one-year contract with Avangard Omsk. This extends his stay in the Siberian city to three consecutive seasons. Jagr said Monday he didn’t consider any other teams and negotiated with Omsk only.

“If it didn’t work out there, I’d have to start looking at other options. But I just didn’t want to be engaged in multiple negotiations that would force me eventually to decide which direction to take.”


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  Tags: jaromir+jagr, khl

Report- Hudler Released From Dynamo Contract

via a Dmitry Chesnokov tweet,

Just heard from a friend inside Dynamo Moscow that Hudler being released is true.

added 12:09am 04/18/10, Some of you may have a question regarding Hudler’s status with the Wings for this season so I emailed Bill Daly to be on the safe side and his response is he is not eligible to play.

added 8:06am 04/18/10, Last night I also emailed Bob McKenzie to discuss Hudler and Bob stated, just in case you need a refresher on Jiri, if Hudler does return next season, his contract is $2.875M per year for two years.  Nothing can be changed with that, since both parties must go with the arbitration decision from last year.

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  Tags: jiri+hudler

Players Beat Up Coach After Winning Championship

A KK reader in Germany passed this on to me and I just shake my head at times when I read stories like this.  I will give you the Google translated version, then click to read the rest.

If you check below, I will then give you the translation (all lower case, it was easier for him) from the KK reader too.

from sportal.de (translated),

Everything could be so beautiful in Jesenice, but then was the master of ceremony the first of a sad story with an accident, a fight and six ads.

Coach Mike Posma had properly celebrated with his players a day after winning the championship. At the end of six players to the 42-year-old coach beat hospital. DThis was now the president of the association, Slavko Kanalec confirmed. “His injuries, although only slightly, but Posma remained overnight for observation at the hospital,” said the club chairman.


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Fan Takes Bench Brawl To A New Level

STOCKHOLM, Hovet—In the last game between AIK and Sodertalje, Yannick Lehoux silenced the AIK fans with a ‘hush-hush’ gesture after scoring a goal which won the game for Sodertalje. When Rogle tonight made 3-2 in overtime against AIK at Hovet Daniel Rahimi did the same gesture. Something that made the AIK fans see red, and several supporters tried to storm the ice.

Immediately after the game winner in overtime, AIK fans began to throw things against Rogle’s bench.

But it didn’t stop there, one fan managed to get down from the grandstand and into Rogle’s bench. Once there, he went to attack Rogle’s leaders. Goalkeeper coach Magnus Wennstrom received one or more punches in the back as he fled onto the ice.

If you enjoy some of the videos on KK, this is one fan who supplies many of those videos.

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More Teams Show Interest In Zuccarello-Aasen

from Damien Cox of The Spin,

The player coveted by six or more teams is Mats Zuccarello-Aasen, who many will remember as the diminutive forward who skated for Norway at the Vancouver Olympics wearing No. 48 and using an unusually long hockey stick. The Leafs are believed to be one of the teams in hot pursuit along with Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Edmonton and Chicago as this begins to turn into this year’s version of the Fabian Brunnstrom Sweepstakes.

Some have nicknamed him MZA or the Norwegian Hobbit, and this week he was named the winner of the Yellow Helmet in the Swedish Elite League as MVP according to the players, a Swedish version of the Lester B. Pearson Award (which may yet be renamed the Ted Lindsay Award if the NHLPA ever gets its act together).

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  Tags: mats+zuccarello-aasen

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