We present a summary of the main news from the world of hockey for August 5, 2023.
RMNB on Carolina de Orlov’s first practice: Orly never looked so bad
Russian Machine Never Breaks journalist Ian Oland discussed Russian defender Dmitry Orlov’s first training session in a Carolina Hurricanes uniform.
“Dmitry Orlov never looked so bad. At least according to this journalist (laughs).
On Tuesday, the Russian defenseman donned his new Carolina gear for the first time since signing a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the free-agent rival Capitals in the Capitals division.
Orlov, the 2018 Stanley Cup winner with the Capitals, has been participating in the Hurricanes’ unofficial workout ahead of training camp, which is still a month and a half away, starting in mid-September. Orlov was accompanied on the ice by his teammate Brent Burns, whom the Carolinas acquired after a trade with the San Jose Sharks. You can see them laughing together.
Orlov spent most of his offseason in Washington and with his old teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov. In May, two talented Russians took to the ice for the hockey league in Reston and also rode their bikes together.
Yes, Orlov was traded to the Boston Bruins at the deadline … but it takes time to get used to this different shade of red, RMNB cites Olanda.
“The situation is getting out of control.” Zegras on contract negotiations with Anaheim
Forward Trevor Zegras spoke about the progress of negotiations on a new contract with Anaheim. The 22-year-old forward is a restricted free agent after completing his rookie contract.
Hopefully we’ll do something soon. I miss California and my teammates, it would be great to go back there. This situation is out of my control. There are people who do those things, and in the summer I need to do the same as always,” the league’s official website quoted Zegras as saying.
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Last season, Zegras scored 65 (23 goals, 42 assists) in 81 NHL regular season games with a -26 utility score and 88 penalty minutes.
“Manly boys.” Also on the debut of the Canadian forwards for Admiral
The head coach of Admiral Leonid Tambiev summed up the results of the winning match at the Sochi Open hockey tournament with the Russian U-23 team, in which the Far Eastern team turned out to be stronger with a score of 2:1 .
“I liked the result, I liked the game in equal compositions. They did many good and right things. The number of deletions, of course, did not like. In the second half we found ourselves a lot on counterattacks, which I didn’t like either. Any victory creates a positive atmosphere in the dressing room, which is what we need now.
Debut of two Canadian rookies “Admiral” Fiore and Graovac? The main thing I saw was that the masculine guys go to the fight, to the joints. This is what the KHL needs. I will be careful with words, but I hope these guys will help us, ”Tambiev’s words are conveyed by the championship correspondent Lev Lukin.
Canadian forward “Admiral” Fiore became the author of the game-winning goal.
SKA lost to Avangard with a score of 1:5 at the Sochi Hockey Open tournament
In Sochi, at the Shayba stadium, the next match of the Sochi Hockey Open tournament of the 2023/2024 season ended, in which SKA played Avangard Omsk. The match ended with the victory of the “falcons” with a score of 5:1 (2:1, 2:0, 1:0).
Avangard youth defeated SKA at the Sochi tournament! Few people expected such an outcome of the ‘derby’
In the ninth minute, Nikita Mikhailov, with the loan of Ilya Reinhardt, put Omsk ahead. In the 14th minute, Denis Vengryzhanovsky doubled Avangard’s lead. Ilya Reinhardt turned out to be an assistant again. After 65 seconds, Matvey Michkov scored a goal and had time to finish off. At the beginning of the second period, Artyom Murylev again returned the difference of two goals – 3:1. In the 37th minute, Kirill Panyukov defeated the SKA goalkeeper Vladislav Podyapolsky for the fourth time by the transfer of Artyom Murylev, who was later replaced by Sergei Ivanov. Pavel Kulikov scored the fifth goal in the 48th minute.
There was a fight in the match between SKA and Avangard
Let’s remember that SKA suffered the second defeat in the tournament. “Vanguard” won the first victory. In the next match of the tournament, SKA will play Sochi on August 6. Avangard will meet the Russian team on August 7.
“I love Canada”. Legionnaire “Admiral”: about why he does not plan to obtain Russian citizenship
Canadian advocate for “Admiral” Colby Williams said he does not plan to apply for Russian citizenship because he loves his homeland. The defense player believes that the legionnaires receive a Russian passport to stay in the KHL.
“I think it can help them stay in the KHL; there will be more opportunities for that. I think each of the guys has different reasons for this decision.
Do I plan to get Russian citizenship? I am proud to be Canadian and I have not thought about giving up my Canadian passport or having two passports. I love Canada, my home and my family are there, and for me it would be a difficult decision,” TASS quoted Williams.
Canadian defender “Admiral” – I did not expect that the game in the KHL would be so defensive
The Canadian hockey player participated in 66 KHL regular season games, scoring one goal and providing 17 assists. The 28-year-old defensive player’s utility score was +6. In the first round playoffs with Salavat Yulaev, Williams played five games without scoring points with a utility indicator of “-1”.