Russian Super League - Find out more about the changes that took place within last season's top four clubs in the Super League. Some such as Avangard Omsk and Metallurg Magnitogorsk have strived to stay on the same trek. Others, such as the league's favorite Ak Bars Kazan that is known for the high flying Morozov - Zinovjev - Zaripov line, coped with some significant changes. Finally CSKA has significantly strengthened the roster despite losing a couple of talented players. READ MORE
Vancouver Canucks forward Artem Chubarov is currently training with Russian High League (Russia 2) squad Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod. The young forward will likely remain with the club until the beginning of the NHL preseason, or if a lockout takes place, he may sign a contract with the club for the 2004-05 season, until a new NHL CBA is ratified. The club currently received it’s budget of 180 million rubles (approximately 6 million dollars), which is a substantial amount for an High League club.