The KHL will investigate Alexei Cherepanov’s death. Forgive me for being flip, but Russian investigators don’t strike me as being the type to find much wrong with this situation.
Nikita Filatov is in and Jared Boll (Injury) for the Blue Jackets as they prepare for their home opener on Friday. I am sure the Columbus faithful are excited to see what Filatov can do, as there has been a buzz about his talent since he was drafted last June.
Spector discusses the spate of early season injuries that have hit the NHL. This seems to happen every year. I wonder if its a case of players overtraining in the summer?
Despite rumblings that North Americans may avoid the KHL in the wake of the Cherepanov situation, Greg Wyshynski thinks the league should get a second chance. That may be, but if you are a player with a family, you might not want to take the risk with your health.
The World of Junior Hockey offers up the Canada West roster for the World Junior A Challenge. I suggest to Illegal Curve readers that you keep a close eye on this tournament. It is becoming an excellent place for scouts to watch high end talent.