Tim Erixon & Sweden Ready For Russia

Make no mistake, those players representing the Swedish Junior National Team were carefully selected. No longer is the Federation solely interested in having the quickest and most prolific point producers from the country on the roster. Yet, coach Roger Ronnberg, who has been one of the most outspoken coaches of this year’s IIHF World Junior

Kuznetsov paces Russians in overtime

It’s rare when Russia doesn’t contend for a medal on hockey’s World Junior Championship stage. The Russians failed to do that last year for just the sixth time since the tournament began in 1977 and it seemed like Finland goalie Joni Ortio would personally see to it that Russia would return home empty-handed once more.

Evgeny Kuznetsov – On The Ice With A Parachute

In the article translated below, we learn even more crucial information about Kuz including his nagging shoulder injury, his thoughts on the slash Braden Holtby delivered to him during Caps Development Camp, and his experience being drafted by Washington. On top of that, we also learn about Kuznetsov’s half a year of driving without a

Evgeny Kuznetsov helps Russia rout rivals 8-3

This year’s U20 edition of the deep-rooted rivalry between Russia and the Czech Republic ended with a lopsided 8-3 win for Russia, which will play Finland in the quarterfinals. While Russia goes on to play for potentially a medal, the Czechs go down to the relegation round for the sceond consecutive year. After a good

Russia’s Igor Bobkov Set To Take On The World at WJC

But the big London Knights goalie expects to be in the crease Boxing Day in Buffalo when the Russian world junior team takes on a Canadian squad eager to prove it has enough firepower. “All goalies want to start,” said the six-foot-six, 240-pound Anaheim Ducks prospect, who leaves Sunday to join a Russian pre-tourney camp

McPhee on Kuznetsov: ‘It was unanimous’

Moments after drafting Evgeny Kuznetsov with the 26th overall pick, GM George McPhee revealed that he had been willing to trade up as many as 10 spots to nab the player he and his scouts had targeted as their 2010 first round selection. Turns out he didn’t need to. Kuznetsov was right there when Gary