The New York Rangers knew what center Mika Zibanejad wanted. Heading into an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday, the 24-year-old was asking for one year at $5.35 million. No, to get that annual value on that deal, the Rangers wanted Zibanejad locked down for a bit.
Danis Zaripov is one of the most familiar names to Russian hockey fans. This week, the KHL announced he’s been suspended for two years on a doping violation. The anti-doping program in the KHL Championship 2016-17 season was conducted jointly with the IIHF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in
Ilya Kovalchuk will not be returning to the NHL this year but that hasn't stopped the Russian star from making a splash during the offseason.