2021-2022 review: CSKA. Second Gagarin Cup and Fedorov’s debut
KHL.ru concludes reviewing the 2021-2022 season for the league’s 24 teams. Today is the champions’ turn: in the summer, CSKA changed head coach, and Sergei Fedorov led the Muscovites to their second Gagarin Cup triumph in his debut season.
Metallurg 2021-2022: a great season falls narrowly short
KHL.ru continues its review of 2021-2022. At the end of the regular season, Metallurg was the most watchable team in the league. The Steelmen scored more goals and collected more points than any other. In playoff action, Magnitka produced a record-breaking high-scoring series against Avangard, in the course of which it bounced back from two heavy losses to advance all the way to the Gagarin Cup final. But there was no trophy at the end of it — despite leading CSKA 3-1 in that series, Metallurg failed to finish the job.
2021-2022 review: Salavat Yulaev. Finding new heroes in town
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Salavat Yulaev’s turn. The Ufa franchise had the best start of its KHL history, and in the playoffs it had its stake on local resources to reach the Conference semifinals.
SKA 2021-2022: seven straight Conference finals and a record for Gusev
KHL.ru continues its review of the 2021-2022 season with a look at SKA. The Petersburg team set out to rejuvenate its roster this season, but that didn’t prevent it from finishing the regular season on top of the Western Conference. The playoffs followed a familiar pattern: SKA reached the Conference final before losing to CSKA.
Dynamo Moscow 2021-2022: Shipachyov keeps scoring, Rashevsky emerges
KHL.ru continues its round-up of the 2021-2022 season. Last summer, Dynamo Moscow lost the league’s leading goalscorer, but Vadim Shipachyov helped his new partners to plug that gap. The captain, meanwhile, won the scoring race for the third season in a row. Shipachyov’s consistency was mirrored by the team, which once again battled through the first round only to fall in the second. That led to big changes, and after this summer we can expect an all new Dynamo in the 2022-2023 season.
2021-2022 review: Avangard. A strong playoff showing and Hartley’s departur
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Avangard’s turn. The team reached its peak form for the playoffs and, despite the departure of leading defensemen and injuries, performed more than decently in the Gagarin Cup stage.
2021-2022 review: Ak Bars. Weak powerplay and a first-round exit.
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Ak Bars’ turn. Ak Bars shuffled its roster before the start of the campaign, changing all of its imports and betting on a Russian goaltending duo, but they couldn’t go past the Gagarin Cup playoffs’ first round.
Spartak 2021-2022: Mironov’s debut and a place in the second round
KHL.ru continues its review of the season just gone. Today we’re looking at a Spartak team that had a strong regular season and featured in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010. The Muscovites could not stop SKA in that playoff clash, but overall they can be happy with their progress.
2021-2022 review: Lokomotiv. A great offseason with a first-round exit
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Lokomotiv’s turn. In September, the Railwaymen were considered among the contenders in the Western Conference, but the season showed that strong summer moves won’t guarantee postseason success.
2021-2022 review: Sibir. Playoff qualification and debut goals
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Sibir’s turn. The Novosibirsk side missed the playoffs in 2021, but this time the Andrei Martemyanov’s men could rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans. The team’s achievements — sixth place in the Eastern Conference and a hard-fought series against Salavat Yulaev — aren’t a bad result at all.
Severstal 2021-2022: progress continues in Cherepovets
KHL.ru continues its end-of-season review with a look at one of the most improved teams of the 2021-2022 campaign. Under Andrei Razin, Severstal’s youthful roster took some notable scalps on its way to fifth place in the West, then pushed Dynamo Moscow all the way in the playoffs.
2021-2022 review: Barys. The league’s top unit and just one postseason win.
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Barys’ turn. The team’s first line of Mikhailis, Volk, and Lilja, displayed its worth, but their performance was not enough to make it past the first round of the playoffs.
Dinamo Minsk 2021-2022: through hardship to the playoffs
KHL.ru continues its round-up of the season. Today we’re looking at Dinamo Minsk. The Belarusians encountered several challenges during the season and could rarely draw on a full-strength roster. Nonetheless, the team still made it to the playoffs.
2021-2022 review: Avtomobilist. Failing to qualify for postseason
KHL.ru reviews the 2021-2022 season for each of the 24 league’s teams. Today it’s Avtomobilist’s turn. The Urals franchise had a strong roster and a good preseason, and the Motormen started the campaign with optimism. But something didn’t work out.
Neftekhimik 2021-2022 review: Leontiev’s debut and Khairullin’s explosion
KHL.ru continues its review of the 2021-2022 season. Neftekhimik went with a rookie head coach, who took his team to the playoffs at the first time of asking. In post season, despite being a big underdog, they asked some questions of one of the favorites.
Last season in Balashikha. Avangard season preview
KHL.ru ends its rundown of the league’s 2021-2022 teams with Avangard — the Gagarin Cup reigning champions. In the offseason, the Hawks changed several players, and the next season will be the latest one in Balashikha and may be the latest for bench boss Bob Hartley as well.
Changing head coach and Shipachyov's partners. Dynamo Moscow season preview
KHL.ru keeps on previewing the upcoming 2021-2022 campaign for the league’s 24 teams. Dynamo Moscow changed most of its board and hockey operations staff, organized a new first (and a second) line, and tried to get some room for the younger players.
Seeking Olympic qualification and new prospects. Dinamo Minsk preview
KHL.ru continues its preview of this season’s competing teams. Today, we move to Belarus. In Minsk, Dinamo didn’t have the busiest summer on the market and is waiting for the national team to compete at the Olympics final qualification tournament.
Chasing the playoffs again. Dinamo Riga season preview
In its traditional summer column, KHL.ru talks about the offseason and the prospects for the upcoming season for the league’s 24 clubs. In the 2020-2021 campaign, Dinamo Riga failed to qualify for the playoffs, leading to significant changes within the team.
2020-2021 Avangard review. First Gagarin Cup triumph
KHL.ru continues its series rounding up the seasons of each of the 23 teams that took part in the 2020-2021 championship. Avangard reached the Gagarin Cup finals for the second time in three seasons and finally lifted the trophy for the first time in its history.
CSKA season review: reconstruction and another Continental Cup
KHL.ru continues its series reviewing the fortunes of all 23 competing teams in the 2020-2021 season. CSKA, perhaps more than any other, had to work hard to fit its roster under the newly-imposed hard salary cap. They passed that test with flying colors, topping the regular season table for the third time in a row and the sixth in seven years before going on to the Gagarin Cup final.
2020-2021 Ak Bars review. Voronkov's progress and imports' fail in the PO
KHL.ru continues its series rounding up the seasons of each of the 23 teams that took part in the 2020-2021 championship. Ak Bars had a tremendous regular season and looked excellent in the Gagarin Cup playoff’s first couple of rounds. However, in the East finals, the team lacked production from its imports.