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
After two seasons with the High League’s (Russia 2) Soviet Wings, Artem Vostrikov (Columbus Blue Jackets) is returning to the RSL. Unable to help lead the cash strapped club back to the Super League (Russia 1), the young forward chose not to resign with the Soviet Wings and instead saw an opportunity to try his ability in the Super League (Russia 1) with the HC MVD, a club that earned the promotion to the RSL this past summer. The ’83 born Vostrikov lead the Soviet Wings in scoring during the 2003-04 season, but was hampered by an early season injury and couldn’t recover back to the same form.
The Super League club also signed former Colorado Avalanche prospect Yuri Babenko and is reportedly pursuing the Butsayev brothers (Yuri and Slava), who are both former NHL players.