Super League - Final regular season statistics have been posted. Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) is one of the more pleasant surprises in the top 10, capping off a strong season from a St. Louis Blues prospect. Long time Super League scoring leaders Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Maxim Sushinsky also finished strongly, with Mozyakin logging career high numbers while Sushinsky enjoying his first strong season in a couple of years. Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) continued his dominance of the Super Leauge, with him and his linemate Danis Zaripov finishing second and third in the league. READ MORE
Super League - Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) scores his first Super League goal in HC CSKA’s overtime victory over HC Dynamo. Timofei Shishkanov (St. Louis Blues) was another stand out in that game for CSKA. HC Amur earned a rare victory, and an impressive one over the highly touted HC SKA, despite a monster effort from Maxim Sushinsky . Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) is back on track, scoring his 10th of the season, helping struggling HC Metallurg earn a victory. Anton Babchuk (Carolina Hurricanes)’s cannon of a shot helped HC Avangard earn another victory as the elite club has begun to steadily rise in the rankings. READ MORE
Russian Super League - According to various sources, including Maxim Sushinsky, the talented forward will likely make his return to the NHL. At this point the forward has claimed he will likely skate for the club he has played for before, which is the Minnesota Wild. However, other resources have indicated that Sushinsky is also garnering the interest of the New York Rangers, the same club that currently employs former 2004-05 Sushinsky linemate and NHL super star Jaromir Jagr. In Russia, if the NHL move does not work out, St. Petersburg’s SKA and Omsk’s Avangard appear to be the two front runners for his services. Sushinsky’s current club Dynamo has fallen into serious financial troubles and while Sushinsky did sign a 2 year deal, he can easily void it due to not being paid for more than five months. He has skated for both aforementioned Russian clubs, getting his start in St. Petersburg before moving on to Omsk. While Omsk can likely offer Sushinsky more money, the forward would likely choose St. Petersburg if the money is at all comparable, since the club is located in his home town. None of this, however, will matter come July, as Sushinsky will likely sign with a club in the NHL.
Russian Super League - Former Minnesota Wild forward Maxim Sushinsky disusses his transfer to Dynamo from Avangard, Dynamo’s financial difficulties, and his NHL future in an interview with Sport-Express newspaper correspondent Pavel Stryzhevsky. READ MORE