Category Archives: Sovetsky Sport

KHL Head: “Most likely, today [Fedorov] will sign a new contract with Washington”

Our thanks to Sovetsky Sport’s Dmitry Chesnokov for tracking down and translating the following piece of intriguing news: At a press conference today in Moscow, Alexander Medvedev, the head of the newly formed Continental Hockey League, or KHL (which repaced the … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitry Chesnokov, Sergei Fedorov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

Ovechkin: “I am voting with both of my hands and legs in favor of Sergei [Fedorov] staying!”

SovetskySport’s Pavel Lysenkov spoke with Alexander Ovechkin on Monday about free agency and other hot hockey topics, including Sergei Fedorov’s status. SovetskySport’s Dmitry Chesnokov passed along the info to us just moments ago. Lysenkov: People wonder if you ever thought … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Media, Print, Sergei Fedorov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Russia Came, Russia Conquered, and Russia Was Very Well Covered

Congratulations not only to Team Russia for its performance at the Worlds but for the excellent coverage of the tournament by Sovetsky Sport, Russia’s largest newspaper. The Russian Hockey Federation was thrilled with SovetskySport’s coverage of the team at Worlds, … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Dmitry Chesnokov, IIHF, Morning cup-a-joe, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals, World Championships | 18 Comments

Q & A with AO

[OFB Admin Note: Thanks to Dmitry Chesnokov for translating the following Q&A that Pavel Lysenkov conducted with Alexander Ovechkin.] Sovetsky Sport continues the tradition of “on the road” Q&A sessions with players at major hockey tournaments. Sunday night, right after … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, IIHF, Sovetsky Sport, World Championships | 6 Comments

A Final Day of Calm To Enjoy Before the Postseason Storm

Maybe I’m in the minority, but I’ve savored these past five hockey-less days in D.C., immersing myself in a million metric tons of media, much of it local, pegged on themes like “the hottest team in hockey,” “a team of … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Corey Masisak, Dmitry Chesnokov, Media, Philadelphia Flyers, Print, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington Times | 6 Comments

A Russian Invasion of the Washington Post Live Set

For those of you who missed yesterday’s Washington Post Live (or the late night replay), which aired from the Verizon Center concourse and was heavy on hockey talk, here is the segment with Dmitry Chesnokov of Sovetsky Sport, making his … Continue reading

Posted in Comcast SportsNet, Dmitry Chesnokov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

All Caps on WaPo Live

Ready the DVRs (does anyone use a VCR anymore?) for Comcast SportsNet at 5pm on Thursday. ‘Washington Post Live’ is leaving the studio for a day and taking the whole show to the concourse of Verizon Center for a full … Continue reading

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