With the new season just days away, it’s time to start looking over some of the big trades of the summer. This pre-season, like last year, we’ve seen several players returning home from North America to continue their careers in the KHL. From a goalie who threatened a seismic shock at the Olympics to a Russian Superleague champion, via a #1 NHL draft pick, it’s quite a selection.
Traktor faces Salavat for pre-season gold in Chelyabinsk
Friday’s games in the Chelyabinsk Governor’s Cup proved to be a dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s medal games. Salavat Yulaev convincingly beat Traktor before the teams meet again for gold, while Avangard’s win over Metallurg sets up a bronze-medal match-up between those two. In Pardubice, Slovan lost heavily to Eisbaren Berlin.
Slovan wins as Czech tourney starts
The Czech town of Pardubice paid tribute to Zbynek Kusy, legendary GM of the local Dynamo club and multiple trophy winner. He passed away in 2015 and a pre-season tournament was established in his memory. This year’s edition sees Admiral and Slovan join Dynamo Pardubice and Eisbaren Berlin in a four-team tournament which began on Thursday.
Review of 2017/2018. Dinamo Minsk: first Dwyer attempt
KHL.ru keeps on reviewing the seasons for the league’s teams. Today it’s the turn of Dinamo Minsk. One of the most popular teams in Belarus had a rocky start of the season, then improved things a bit, but without managing to get to the playoffs.
Review of 2017/2018. Spartak: Playoffs after five years
KHL.ru goes on with teams’ review. Today it’s Spartak’s turn. The Red-Whites led by Vadim Yepanchintsev managed to fulfill the season’s main goal and after a five-year pause they managed to get to the playoffs. However, Spartak’s postseason was very short.