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Bill Daly Statement On Evgeny Kuznetsov

NEW YORK (May 31, 2019) – NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly released the following statement today regarding Washington Capitals’ Player Evgeny Kuznetsov:

"We have thoroughly reviewed the situation surrounding the video circulated on the internet this past Monday, May 27, and involving Capitals’ Player Evgeny Kuznetsov. Our review included, among other fact-finding steps, an in-person interview with Mr. Kuznetsov. While we certainly do not condone or endorse some of the decisions he made on the night in question, Mr. Kuznetsov’s account of the events that transpired aligns with other information we have been able to gather, and we have found no basis to question his representations with respect to what did -- and what did not -- occur. We consider the matter formally closed.”

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ARLINGTON, Va. –  The Washington Capitals have released the following statement on Evgeny Kuznetsov:

“In addition to doing our own due diligence, we met with Evgeny to discuss the video circulated on social media. While we are disappointed by his presence in the video, we accept his explanation and apology for putting himself in an unfortunate situation. Evgeny has been a terrific player and an active member of our community, and we expect him to learn from this experience and uphold both the standards the organization has for him as well as his own.”

Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has released the following statement:

“I would like to address the video of me that appeared online on Monday. While I have never taken illegal drugs in my life and career, I would like to publicly apologize to the Capitals, my teammates, our fans and everyone else, for putting myself in a bad situation. This was a hard lesson for me to learn.”

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Afternoon Line- Evgeny Kuznetsov

 

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“Expect The Unexpected” From Evgeny Kuznetsov

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,

Beyond the overarching cultural shock of moving halfway around the world, Evgeny Kuznetsov was struck by a few smaller unfamiliarities upon finally joining the NHL in March 2014. Receiving per diem on road trips, for instance, was an entirely foreign concept in his native Russia. Ditto for dining alongside coaches at team meals and dumping the puck into the offensive zone. But nothing—absolutely nothing—bothered the Washington Capitals center more than his new job’s conservative dress code.

“Wearing the suit was the biggest problem,” he says. “I still hate that s---. One day I wish the NHL can allow you to wear whatever you want. I will have new look for every game.”

It is an amusing mental image, Kuznetsov as the sartorial soulmate of Russell Westbrook or James Harden, turning hockey rinks into fashion runways with ripped jeans and designer tees and whatever else he can afford on a $7.8 million annual salary. But for now Kuznetsov is resigned to cycle through the same 10 suits, each tailored to fit his 6' 2", 204-pound frame yet bland enough to fit in. “In our sport, it’s just different,” he says. “Basketball not like that. People won’t make fun of [NBA players] because they wear pink shoes. They go, ‘O.K., that’s his style.’”

Of course, even if Kuznetsov were bouncing passes instead of saucering them, his style would still stand out. Winger Tom Wilson describes his linemate this way: “Expect the unexpected.”

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GIF- Evgeny Kuznetsov Tries The Mike Legg Move

Evgeny Kuznetsov with the almost Mike Legg move tonight.

 

 

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An Eight-Year Deal For Evgeny Kuznetsov And The Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to an eight-year, $62.4 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

“Evgeny is a premier center in the NHL and we are pleased that he will remain in Washington for at least the next eight years,” said MacLellan. “It is difficult to find a player of his caliber, who is in his prime and makes his teammates better. Evgeny plays with a tremendous skill, speed and tenacity needed to win in the NHL.”  

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Fined For Diving/Embellishment

 NEW YORK (Jan. 5, 2017) – Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Kuznetsov was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 56 at Florida on Oct. 20. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at
18:32 of the second period during NHL Game No. 533 against New Jersey on Dec. 29.

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Morning Line- Evgeny Kuznetsov On Crosby And Malkin

Evgeny Kusnetsov when asked (roughly translated)...

- Malkin, Crosby - your future opponents in the next series. Much worse than the Flyers! How to stop them?

- "There are coaches, they all show and tell how to play. There, in the "Pittsburgh", are the same people - two legs, two arms, one head."

More of a Q & A with Kusnetsov by Pavel Lysenko of SovSport (Google translate)

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Afternoon Line- Evgeny Kuznetsov On Alex Ovechkin

“I usually call always and they say we’re completely busy, I say, 'Okay, what about if I bring Alex Ovechkin?’ They say, ‘Alex Ovechkin? Okay, anytime.’ Then we get very nice table. It works everywhere. But he never uses his name. He never books the table, never calls to say it’s Alex Ovechkin. He try to stay away from his celebrity stuff or whatever, stay same like we are, like normal people, not feeling like superstar.”

-Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals.  Much more on Ovechkin from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated.

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Playing Hockey In Russia

from Evgeny Kuznetov at the Players' Tribune,

How much I do I love hockey? I can’t even describe. In Russia, we don’t really have a Christmas break, but from December 31 to January 3, everything closed. Even hockey school. These were the worst days of my life. Four days with no hockey, I get so depressed. I can’t even sleep. Just sit watching YouTube of Kovalev and wait.

Some people in Canada understand this, I think. In my hometown of Chelyabinsk, hockey is religion. Only one sport. Hockey.

For me, it start when I’m little boy. I tell you one of my very first memories. My dad take me to the rink, and I see this older guy score goal, and he do a really cool celebration. Slide around on his knees, you know? I say to myself, I want to do that. This looks so fun.

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Ovechkin to Kuznetsov to Ovechkin

Slick passing play:

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A Two-Year Contract For Evgeny Kuznetsov In Washington

ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Kuznetsov, 23, earned 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 80 games with Washington last season, marking the most points a Capitals rookie has registered in a season since John Carlson (37) in 2010-11. The 6’2”, 204-pound center also became the 13th rookie in franchise history to earn 25 assists in a season. Kuznetsov registered five multi-point games last season and scored on four consecutive shootout attempts in 2014-15, matching the longest streak in the NHL. He led all Capitals rookies in goals (11), assists (26), points (37) and games played (80) and ranked eighth among NHL rookies in assists (26) and ninth in points (37). Kuznetsov was selected by Washington in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

 

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Morning Line

If Trotz and Kuznetsov (not to mention new D-men Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen) can elevate the Caps, Washington will definitely get back to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. And if Kuznetsov is as good as he has trended in his young career, who knows how good the Caps can be in the future.

-Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News where you can read more on Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov And Washington Capitals Agree To Entry Level Terms

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with forward Evgeny Kuznetsov on an entry-level contract beginning this season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Kuznetsov, 21, played in 31 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) this season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 12 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 200-pound center ranks fourth on the team in points and assists. Kuznetsov led Chelyabinsk in scoring in each season from 2010-13 and finished tied for sixth in the league in scoring (44 points) last season. Kuznetsov was named to the KHL All-Star game in 2012.

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Kuznetsov On Why He Wants To Play In The NHL

from RIA NOVOSTI,

Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov told R-Sport on Monday he is yearning to leave Russia for the NHL to avoid stagnating as a player.

Last week, the 21-year-old said this season would be his last the with his hometown team Traktor Chelyabinsk, before he moves overseas to join Capitals, who drafted him 26th overall in 2010.

“If I don’t leave, I might stop developing as a player,” Kuznetsov said. “I still need to learn a lot and I understand that if I don’t go there now, then it would be difficult to leave.”

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2011 World Junior Hockey Championships Preview

Well that time of year has arrived again!
No, not Santa Claus bringing home the goods.
No, this is better, well at least for one international hockey team that can wrest World Junior Hockey Gold from its opponents.
I’d love to hear any predictions on who will win gold.
In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great holiday season with their loved ones!

Group A:
USA
Head Coach: Keith Allain
Key Players: Chris Kreider, Nick Leddy, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Bourque
Last Years Result: Gold Medal Win over Canada

Switzerland
Head Coach: Jost Richard
Key Players: Nino Niederreiter, Benjamin Conz, Sven Bartschi, Inti Pestoni
Last Year’s Result: Lost to Sweden in the Bronze Medal Game

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