Soviet Coaching Legend, Viktor Tikhonov, Passes away at 84

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Late last night, the family of Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov announced the 84-year-old coaching legend had passed away. One of hockey’s greatest minds was said to be bedridden for weeks with an undisclosed illness.
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Slava Kozlov Joins KHL’s CSKA Moscow

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It appears Slava Kozlov’s storied NHL career has come to an end as the 38-year-old winger has signed a one-year deal with his former Russian club CSKA Moscow of the KHL. Kozlov’s now former club the Atlanta Thrashers opted not to resign the veteran who had spent the last seven years with the team where he scored 145 of his 356 career goals.
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Very Belated Awards Show notes

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Last week in Las Vegas, the NHL had former players and teammates Igor Larionov and Vladimir Konstantinov announce the winner of the Lester B. Pearson award. Konstantinov who was injured in a limousine accident in 1997 days after lifting the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings announced Alexander Ovechkin’s name as the young star collected 3 trophies that night.

With the help of a walker, Konstantionov was able to stand up and move slowly showing the willpower he showed during his career. If I were the NHL I would have included Sergei Fedorov since all three played in Detroit at the same time.

Recently ESPN had a done a little feature of the player which could be found here