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KHL club Sibir has presented new goalie mask of its back-up Nikita Bespalov who apparently now is also know as Siberian Bes (or Siberian Devil)

"Our Fans, Our Victory" is what it says on the crown.

From left to right: Gennady Tsygurov, Anatoly Kartayev, and a teen-aged Sergei Makarov celebrate a goal for Traktor Chelyabinsk around about 1976 or 1977.
Kartayev’s grandson, Vladislav, currently plays in the KHL for Lokomotiv.
Tsygurov later became a much-beloved coach with Traktor, and was then behind the bench for Lada Tolyatti when the team won its two championships in 1994 and 1996.
Sadly, Tsygurov is now gravely ill.  Both Traktor and the KHL, along with some other teams, are contributing funds towards his treatment in Switzerland.
Tsygurov’s son, Denis, had NHL cups of coffee with Buffalo and Los Angeles in the 1990s, and his grandson, Albert, is currently playing junior hockey in the United States.
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From left to right: Gennady Tsygurov, Anatoly Kartayev, and a teen-aged Sergei Makarov celebrate a goal for Traktor Chelyabinsk around about 1976 or 1977.

  • Kartayev’s grandson, Vladislav, currently plays in the KHL for Lokomotiv.
  • Tsygurov later became a much-beloved coach with Traktor, and was then behind the bench for Lada Tolyatti when the team won its two championships in 1994 and 1996.
  • Sadly, Tsygurov is now gravely ill.  Both Traktor and the KHL, along with some other teams, are contributing funds towards his treatment in Switzerland.
  • Tsygurov’s son, Denis, had NHL cups of coffee with Buffalo and Los Angeles in the 1990s, and his grandson, Albert, is currently playing junior hockey in the United States.

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Polina Blotareva of Spartak-Merkury Yekaterinburg.

Polina Blotareva of Spartak-Merkury Yekaterinburg.

A hairy moment for Barys Astana goalie Jan Laco after a shot knocked his mask off during the Kamenny Tsvetok tournament in Yekaterinburg, August 27th, 2014.  Avtomobilist’s Anton Lazarev tries to take advantage of the confusion. (Source)

A hairy moment for Barys Astana goalie Jan Laco after a shot knocked his mask off during the Kamenny Tsvetok tournament in Yekaterinburg, August 27th, 2014.  Avtomobilist’s Anton Lazarev tries to take advantage of the confusion. (Source)

Alexander Maltsev, keeping an eye on things for Dynamo Moscow back in the day. 

Alexander Maltsev, keeping an eye on things for Dynamo Moscow back in the day. 

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Kamenev accepted.

Love that the Metallurg players are using the Gagarin Cup for their ice-bucket challenges!

Gerry Cheevers and Vladislav Tretyak shake hands after one of the games of the 1974 Summit Series between the USSR and the WHA.  That’s Canadian backup goalie Don McLeod gazing on in the background.
In his autobiography, Tretyak wrote about Cheevers as follows:

"I was fascinated by the goalie Gerry Cheevers.  He was fearless, skillful, and calm; a very good goalkeeper.  As an individual he was one in a million.  Before the game, he would come over and hit me on the pads with his stick, his way of wishing me good luck.  What I could not understand was that he smoked.  Even just before the game, he would stand in front of the dressing room with a thick cigar in his mouth.  Once I asked, ‘Gerry, why do you smoke?’ ‘It helps me to relax,’ he replied.  In his contract, it was stated that he was allowed to drink beer during the intermission.  Amazing!  I think that this was just as reckless as playing without a helmet."

Gerry Cheevers and Vladislav Tretyak shake hands after one of the games of the 1974 Summit Series between the USSR and the WHA.  That’s Canadian backup goalie Don McLeod gazing on in the background.

In his autobiography, Tretyak wrote about Cheevers as follows:

"I was fascinated by the goalie Gerry Cheevers.  He was fearless, skillful, and calm; a very good goalkeeper.  As an individual he was one in a million.  Before the game, he would come over and hit me on the pads with his stick, his way of wishing me good luck.  What I could not understand was that he smoked.  Even just before the game, he would stand in front of the dressing room with a thick cigar in his mouth.  Once I asked, ‘Gerry, why do you smoke?’ ‘It helps me to relax,’ he replied.  In his contract, it was stated that he was allowed to drink beer during the intermission.  Amazing!  I think that this was just as reckless as playing without a helmet."

Yuri Moiseyev carries the puck in for CSKA Moscow in the mid-1960s.

Yuri Moiseyev carries the puck in for CSKA Moscow in the mid-1960s.

Iya Gavrilova and Yekaterina Smolentseva, and their reflections.

Iya Gavrilova and Yekaterina Smolentseva, and their reflections.

(Source: facebook.com, via fuckyeahhockeyladies)

Jonathan Cheechoo, #18, in action for Dinamo Minsk against Czech Extraliga side HC Olomouc during a 2014-15 pre-season game. (Photo by Jiří Miklas, via hcdynamo.by)

Jonathan Cheechoo, #18, in action for Dinamo Minsk against Czech Extraliga side HC Olomouc during a 2014-15 pre-season game. (Photo by Jiří Miklas, via hcdynamo.by)

Thirty-three years ago today, we lost this man…

Thirty-three years ago today, we lost this man…

Alexei Chervyakov playing for HK Vityaz in the Vysshaya Liga (the 2nd division at the time) in 1999-2000.

Alexei Chervyakov playing for HK Vityaz in the Vysshaya Liga (the 2nd division at the time) in 1999-2000.

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Russia wins the bronze medal against Finland in the 2013 world cup against Finland with goals by Shibanova (1:0) and Vafina (2:0). Team manager Alexei Yashin has to dry his eyes.

(via weirduglygirl)

Boris Mikhailov (l.) and Valery Kharlamov arriving at the rink, sometime in the 1970s.

Boris Mikhailov (l.) and Valery Kharlamov arriving at the rink, sometime in the 1970s.