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|17 Apr 2014 |||Anton Belov (D)||Edmonton Oilers||SKA St. Petersburg|
|14 Apr 2014 |||Jere Sallinen (F)||Örebro HK||Jokerit|
|14 Apr 2014 |||Riku Helenius (G)||Syracuse Crunch||Jokerit|
|12 Apr 2014 |||Vitaly Menshikov (D)||Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk||Sibir Novosibirsk|
|1.||Sergei Mozyakin||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||54||34||39||73||8||43|
|2.||Jan Kovář||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||54||23||45||68||46||46|
|3.||Danis Zaripov||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||53||25||39||64||32||42|
|4.||Brandon Bochenski||RW||Barys Astana||54||28||30||58||55||17|
|5.||Nigel Dawes||LW||Barys Astana||54||26||23||49||18||7|
|6.||Sakari Salminen||F||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||54||18||29||47||16||8|
|7.||Fyodor Malykhin||F||Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg||54||22||22||44||26||14|
|8.||Kyle Wilson||C||Dinamo Riga||49||17||27||44||26||9|
|9.||Jori Lehterä||C||Sibir Novosibirsk||48||12||32||44||22||14|
|10.||Marcel Hossa||LW||Dinamo Riga||50||22||19||41||33||9|
GROUP: Western Conference
|2||SKA St. Petersburg||54||30||5||5||14||175:115||105|
|3||HC LEV Praha||54||23||12||6||13||149:107||99|
|6||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||54||24||4||12||14||138:126||92|
|9||Atlant Moscow Oblast||54||19||8||5||22||123:120||78|
|11||HC Slovan Bratislava||54||15||9||4||26||120:160||67|
GROUP: Eastern Conference
|3||Ak Bars Kazan||54||26||8||6||14||139:108||100|
|4||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||54||25||6||7||16||155:140||94|
|5||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||54||25||7||5||17||153:121||94|
|8||HC Admiral Vladivostok||54||21||5||5||23||135:129||78|
During the regular season, each team plays 56 games: four games against each of the teams in their own division (for a total of 20 games) and two games against each of the other teams (for a total of 36 games).
The eight top-ranked teams in each conference receive playoff berths. Within each conference quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are played before the conference winners play against each other for the Gagarin Cup. The division winners are seeded first and second in their conference, based on their regular season record. All playoff rounds are played as best-of-seven series. In each round, the top seeded remaining team is paired with the lowest seeded team etc. This playoff structure is very similar to the current format of the NHL playoffs. In the playoffs, overtime periods last 20 minutes (or until a goal is scored). The number of overtime periods is not limited.
This playoff format does not allow the strongest teams to take the topmost positions in the KHL final standings when these teams are from the same conference. This is because the format makes the conferences equally represented in top two, four, eight and sixteen spots of the final standings, regardless of the relative strength of the conferences.
No automatic promotion/relegation. New applicants are examined by KHL board
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe
The title of Champion of Russia, regardless of which nation the club represents, and the Gagarin Cup, named after the first man to reach space and orbit the Earth, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, are awarded annually to the league champion, following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season. Two teams from the KHL were guaranteed qualification into the Champions Hockey League season.
The league was formed in 2008, from a predecessor organization, the Russian Superleague (RSL). The RSL, in turn, was a successor to the Soviet Championship League, which was founded in 1946 with only five teams. The KHL began its operations with 24 teams. After minor changes in the composition of the Russian teams and even a reduction to 23 teams in the 2010-11 season, the league will be back to 24 teams in the 2011-12 season. Of these teams, 20 are based in the Russian Federation and 4 more are located in Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia.
Dinamo Minsk will have three farm clubs
In the next season Dinamo Minsk will have three farm clubs in Belarus Extraliga
Besides continuation of cooperation with current champion Neman Grodno, also Shakthar Soligorsk will get back the status of farm club after some years. Previously it was reported Dinamo will create a team in Maladzečna where promising young players will play in domestic league
Pavel Bure becomes Vice-President of Sochi club
Former star Pavel Bure will be the Vice-President of newly estabilished club Sochi Leopards. Previously rumours indicated Bure as new club GM.
Bure told he will work closely with the manager and the head coach
Harijs Vitolins will coach Dynamo Moscow
Dynamo Moscow CEO Andrei Safronov announces during a press conference reported by RIA Novosti that Harijs Vitolins will be the new head coach of Dynamo, replacing Olegs Znarks, appointed as new head coach of Russia
Vitolins was Znaroks' assistant in last three seasons at Dynamo
KHL increase number of foreigners per team to 7
According to Russian website rsport.ru the foreigner limit for the KHL teams which was 5 so far, has been extended to 7 players per team. In a meeting of the KHL clubs in Moscow on Wednesday all but 2 teams voted in favour of the foreigner increase. It was only decided to play the 2014-15 season with 7 foreigners as a compromise as most teams want no limit at all similar to the NHL where a team could consists of 100% foreign players in theory.
The change in the foreigner limit has to be allowed by the KHL until 15 April 2014 to be valid for next season.
There are different regulations for non-Russian expansion teams who can sign a larger number of foreigners to be competitive with the Russian teams.(19 Mar 2014)
Donetsk-Riga series relocated to Bratislava
The KHL today announced that game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinals series between Donbass Donetsk and Dinamo Riga has been moved from Donetsk, Ukraine, to Bratislava, Slovakia. This comes after the security risk in the unstable East of Ukraine which is highly affected by the Crimea crisis, is too high to organize such an event without any risks. Slovan won't need their home arena after losing round one of Nadezhda Cup against Dinamo Minsk. The game is played on Monday, 17 March 2014, at 19.00 CET.(16 Mar 2014)
HC Lada to have 7 imports
Hockey club Lada is on the way to return to KHL. "We have an agreement with KHL president Alexander Medvedev that we will have 7 imports and will have a re-draft procedure" said the press-officer of Sport Minister of Samara Pavel Seshchenko on Twitter.(14 Mar 2014)
Bilyaletdinov new Ak Bars vice president and GM
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov returns to his former club Ak Bars Kazan. The 2009 and 2010 Gagarin Cup champions announced that the veteran hockey coach signs a contract as the new vice president and general manager of the KHL team. This comes after Bilyaletdinov served as the head coach of Team Russia during the last three years, winning the World Championship in 2012 with the team. His contract was not extended after a disappoiting quarterfinal loss against Finland during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.(07 Mar 2014)
Donbass to play playoffs in Donetsk
Vladimir Shalaev, vice president of KHL, told Russian news website sports-express.ru that there are no plans to reschedule the first playoff round between Donbass Donetsk and Dinamo Riga despite the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine and protests in Donetsk. This comes after a visit by a special committee to the Eastern Ukrainian city.(05 Mar 2014)
Starosta to replace Visnovsky
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk defender Tomas Starosta, 32, is the player chosen by Slovakia coach Vladimir Vujtek to replace injured Lubomir Visnovsky. Starosta will play his first Olympics(09 Feb 2014)
Pyotr Vorobyov resigned as Lokomotiv coach
Pyotr Vorobyov resigned from his post as Lokomotiv Yaroslavl headcoach alleging health problems
"On behalf of Lokomotiv and all the fans of Yaroslavl hockey we thank Pyotr Vorobyov for his work and wish primarily health" - said the club in a statement on the website.
President of Lokomotiv Yuri Yakovlev said to Inter-TASS agency: "All this happened very recently, so talk about who will be the new head coach and when is premature"
Responding to a question about how serious Vorobyev's health problems are, Yakovlev answered: "I cannot say more than is written on the official statement"
|22 Apr 2014||HC LEV Praha - Metallurg Magnitogorsk||3-2|
- Youngest player: Yevgeny Svechnikov (17 years)
- Oldest player: Vyacheslav Kozlov (41 years)
- Shortest player: Alexei Simakov (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (40), Canada (63), Croatia (6), Czech Republic (47), Denmark (1), Finland (37), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (31), Latvia (35), Norway (3), Poland (1), Russia (598), Slovenia (2), Slovakia (45), Sweden (22), Ukraine (16), USA (23)
- Highest win: Barys Astana - Severstal Cherepovets
- Season average attendance: 6071