2008 first-round draft pick Viktor Tikhonov, returning to NHL after four seasons in Russia, is closing in on a deal with CHI. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2015 Tikhonov, 27, was a first round pick (28th overall) by the Coyotes in 2008. He scored eight goals with 16 assists in 49 games skating with […]
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Gabe Polsky wouldn't stop pestering him, so Slava Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union as reflected through its dominant Red Army hockey team.
When the Hall of Fame defenseman finally met Polsky in Moscow, they ended up spending 18 hours together over three days, remembering and examining the halcyon...
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March 06, 2015
MOSCOW (AP) The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84.
Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks.
Under Tikhonov's leadership, the...
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November 24, 2014
In front of a very pro-Russia crowd in Minsk, the Russians came away with the gold medal in a dominating 5-2 win over the Finns as they finish the tournament undefeated. Russians Sergei Bobrovsky and Viktor Tikhonov won Best Goalie and Best Forward of the tournament, respectively. Russia out shot the Finns, 39-26 in the game as Pekka Rinne did [...]