Russia’s Kirill Kaprizov skates with the puck in front of Team USA's Jack Roslovic. This season the Russians hope to emulate the Americans’ success with a centralized U18 national team. Photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
MOSCOW – The United States have had tremendous success in the U18 World Championships thanks to their National Team Development Program (NTDP) with centralized U17 and U18 teams. Now Russia is planning to go a similar route for the upcoming season.
Economics place league purchasing power in flux[more]
Changing spending power: Since Metallurg Magnitogorsk challenged the New York Rangers for the 2008 Victoria Cup, the Russian Ruble has dropped by over 50 per cent to the U.S. Dollar. Photo: Vladimir Rys / Bongarts / Getty Images
What do currencies have to do with hockey business? Quite a lot actually, the best hockey players are paid with money in many countries on three continents, and no salary is...
“I want to win the Cup again”
Slovak star Hossa brings NHL trophy to Trencin[more]
Marian Hossa hoists the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Trencin. Photo: David Istok
TRENCIN, Slovakia – Marian Hossa brought the Stanley Cup to Trencin for the third time in six years. Even as a 36-year-old he is willing to win the Cup once again. IIHF.com spoke...