KHL: Kovy eats babies, Malkin is a monster, Grabo, Kulemin, and Komarov score, and more

Steve Dangle
December 06 2012 12:13PM

Ilya Kovalchuk will eat your children.

While the NHL and its players continue talking about playing, here's some action from a very busy day in the KHL, featuring players like Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, Kovalchuk, Graobski, Kulemin, and more. A note for Oilers fans who are only interested in Nail Yakupov: We didn't do the Neftekhimik game because he didn't get any points. He recieved 25 minutes in penalties for an elbow, but when we checked the footage it was no where to be found.

With or without Nail - enjoy!

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Five things: And now the end is near?

Ryan Lambert
December 06 2012 08:19AM

1. I can't believe it maybe possibly coulda worked

When it was first announced that the owners and players should meet by themselves, with no Bettman and no Fehr, I was admittedly very skeptical.

Seemed like a PR scheme, especially because Murray Edwards and Jeremy Jacobs were almost immediately tabbed as two of the owners in the meeting. They'd been hardlining their asses off from August until the day before the meeting, and I saw no reason that 18 players with no legal experts on their side of the table would be enough to intimidate them into not doing so now.

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AGD: Back at it vs SA

Kent Wilson
December 05 2012 04:29PM


Time: 8:00pm mst

Location: Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre


Abbotsford will get a chance to avenge their 3-2 OTL this evening on the second night of a B2B versus the San Antonio Rampage. Despite outshooting the Western Conference's last placed team 26-6 in the final two periods + overtime, the resurgent Jacob Markstrom was able to hold his club in it long enough for Jason DeSantis to seal it in the extra frame.

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Two Minutes Hate! The Canadian Dollar Edition

December 05 2012 12:08PM



If you're new to Two Minutes Hate!, let me untangle for you what is most certainly a complex and sinister web.

It's an Orwellian undertaking, devised to penetrate one's inner psyche, massaging scorn for a particular subject until that hatred can no longer be contained by one's own proper sensibilities, prompting an eruption of ire over anyone and anything in the path of the assailant.

Basically, it's where we put into writing how we hate people who have wronged your Calgary Flames. It's pretty hard to read sometimes, as it's a big list.

Over the course of our series, we've profiled traitors like Trevor Kidd and Tim Erixon and called for the heads of our enemies, like Esa Tikkannennennen. And there are several more perpetrators out there with blood on their hands that need to be taken to account.

Which we will. Even if it kills us, Matt Stajan.

But today, we've saved a slice of malevolence for what might possibly be the greatest offender of them all: The Canadian Dollar of the Late Nineties.

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Flames send six to World Junior camps

Ryan Pike
December 05 2012 09:32AM

After weeks of anticipation, six Calgary Flames prospects got the call from their respective countries. Each player was invited to try out for his respective Under-20 National team to represent them at this December's IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia.

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