KHL UPDATE: DATSYUK IS AMAZING, KOVALCHUK IS TOO, GRABO GETS GOING, AND YAKUPOV'S SQUAD STRUGGLES

Steve Dangle
October 19 2012 10:35PM

 

 

Remember when hockey was on the ice and actually played? I found some!

KHL action featuring a goal from Pavel Datsyuk that makes me rethink my entire existence, Ilya Kovalchuk is also nuts, Grabovski continues to put up numbers, and Yakupov's team falls. 

Pavel Datsyuk...just...really? Come on, man. Really?

It's a couple days old but Kovalchuk is still nuts. Also watch for a screaming Russian man.

Nail Yakupov's Neftekhimik falls to Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Brent Sopel scores instead of tweeting.

And everything wrapped up in one :)

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Steve Dangle has a YouTube channel with over 3 million views and is the co-host of the Steve Dangle Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud. Steve has also worked for CBC, the NHL Network, Leafs TV, Nike, the KHL, and most of all, the Toronto Zoo. stevedangle.com
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#1 Oilcruzer
October 19 2012, 10:42PM
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Datsoooook!!! Sweet hands.

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#2 ben
October 19 2012, 11:33PM
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Ah, i was wondering what happened to Tyson Sexsmith. Is he still in SJ's system? He was a beast with the Giants

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#3 Derzie
October 20 2012, 12:03AM
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The plays are sick but the seats are empty. How are they paying anyone? Gives legs to the mob-money stories.

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#4 NewAgeSys
October 20 2012, 02:52AM
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There is no hitting ,it sucks in that regard,it was exciting to watch at first but now its just to soft,most of those plays wouldnt even be catalysed in the NHL,one solid defensive minded team would clean house in those leagues.And there would be so many concussions,many plays and shots are made and taken that would get you hospitalised in the NHL,these guys play pond hockey.

But the videos are still great and it is hockey after all,thank you for all the hard work and effort in posting them for everyone.Kovalchuks goal was sweet,nice spot to put the puck.

He has such a heavy shot and he can release it from so far out with such high velocity it is like a .50 cal sniper round.The shot comes from places it shouldnt be able to come from at that velocity.

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#5 Shaun
October 20 2012, 06:57AM
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@NewAgeSys

Yeah, hitting is a lot harder to do on the bigger ice surface.

That Datsyuk goal is pretty incredible. Talk about undressing a defenceman...

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#9 atleastwehavethekhl
October 20 2012, 09:37AM
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Absolutely love these highlights. Here's hoping you guys keep 'em up, even if the NHLPA and NHL get their, ahem, business together.

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#11 Håvard
October 20 2012, 10:25AM
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Did Datsyuk actually score? It looks like it hit the post and straight out again?

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#12 Guy Lafleur
October 20 2012, 11:03AM
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The KHL kinda reminds me of the 70s hockey when you had guys like Lafleur going end to end and some great tilts , i am thinking its time for TSN or Sportsnet to pick up some KHL games ..Go Torpedo !!!!

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#13 Rama Lama
October 20 2012, 11:55AM
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I for one am very impressed with the style of game in the KHL.......even though the smaple size is small.

The larger ice surface does make it harder to hit players........makes me wonder if a hybrid ice surface in the NHL would improve the game. I think that a slightly larger ice surface would give the players a little more time and space to make decisions.........speeding up game, making it more entertaining.

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#14 RKD
October 20 2012, 12:31PM
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Datsyuk's play was sick! Kovy has been a beast thus far 18 points in 10 games.

The colour commentator's Russian accent is pretty hilarious too.

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#15 The Keystone Garter
October 21 2012, 01:55PM
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I bet the PPs are lethal, and if they call tugs more it might make sense not to molest as much. I wonder if they shot block on PPs? I'd guess not much. Need $$ for that.

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#16 The Keystone Garter
October 21 2012, 01:57PM
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I'm happy they call the tugs if that is why no hooking. NHL teams should agree before a game if they want international ice and KHL refs or NHL ice and refs or maybe a few playoff atmospheres per yr for top teams.

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