Yevgeny Nabokov (front) and Vasily Koshechkin heading for practice.

Yevgeny Nabokov (front) and Vasily Koshechkin heading for practice.

(Source: russianhockeyplayers, via agoodoldfashionmurder)

Valery Kamensky in the 1980s.

Valery Kamensky in the 1980s.

Alyona Khomich, watched by Germany’s Sophie Kratzer, at the 2014 Olympics.

Alyona Khomich, watched by Germany’s Sophie Kratzer, at the 2014 Olympics.

onthegreatdivide:

Dear goalie, don’t blink when Kalinin is near you. Bonus: Vasilev taking a class  with Summanen.

Avangard Omsk 8:1 Sochi (09/27/2014).

P.S: I’m so sorry for my absence, but now I’m back. (Finally LOL)

Poor Tomas Popperle - some days are bad days…  Also, am I the only one who assumed, when Summanen grabbed that stick, that serious violence was imminent? :)

Vladislav Tretyak gives Fidel Castro a pointer or two during the Cuban leader’s visit to Moscow in April of 1977.  That’s Boris Mikhailov, wearing the ‘K’, in the background.

Vladislav Tretyak gives Fidel Castro a pointer or two during the Cuban leader’s visit to Moscow in April of 1977.  That’s Boris Mikhailov, wearing the ‘K’, in the background.

Dave King behind the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl bench during the 2013-14 playoffs.  And, on that very subject… Puckrant article!

Dave King behind the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl bench during the 2013-14 playoffs.  And, on that very subject… Puckrant article!

Medveščak Zagreb forwards Andrew Murray (#17) and Pascal Pelletier (#19) watch the on-ice happenings early in the 2014-15 season. (Source)

Medveščak Zagreb forwards Andrew Murray (#17) and Pascal Pelletier (#19) watch the on-ice happenings early in the 2014-15 season. (Source)

Yulia Leskina reaches out to snag the puck during a game at the Sochi Olympics.

Yulia Leskina reaches out to snag the puck during a game at the Sochi Olympics.

Vladimir Vikulov, playing against Finland in the early 1970s.

Vladimir Vikulov, playing against Finland in the early 1970s.

Vladimír Sobotka, currently 2-7-9 in 9 games and a big part of the revival in Omsk. (Photo by Nikolai Krivich, Source)

Vladimír Sobotka, currently 2-7-9 in 9 games and a big part of the revival in Omsk. (Photo by Nikolai Krivich, Source)

A classic sort of goalie picture!  Viktor Zinger guards the Spartak Moscow net in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

A classic sort of goalie picture!  Viktor Zinger guards the Spartak Moscow net in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

tomisallinen:

♥

Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Oskar Osala (#62) and Mikko Mäenpää of Lev Prague (#7) embrace after Metallurg won Game 7 of the 2013-14 Gagarin Cup Finals.

tomisallinen:

Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Oskar Osala (#62) and Mikko Mäenpää of Lev Prague (#7) embrace after Metallurg won Game 7 of the 2013-14 Gagarin Cup Finals.

(via metallurg-hockey)

Boris Mironov playing for now-defunct HK Rys Podolsk, of the Vysshaya Liga, late in his career in 2008-09 (the opposition on this occasion is Krylya Sovetov Moscow).  HK Rys was the club founded to replace Vityaz when that team made the move down the road to Chekhov, whence it has since returned.

Boris Mironov playing for now-defunct HK Rys Podolsk, of the Vysshaya Liga, late in his career in 2008-09 (the opposition on this occasion is Krylya Sovetov Moscow).  HK Rys was the club founded to replace Vityaz when that team made the move down the road to Chekhov, whence it has since returned.