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August brings pre-season hockey, at least in Russia: Sunday's notes

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Yes, we hockey fans in North America become starved for action during the month of August, but hey, at least there's KHL pre-season action underway! Our rather paltry selection of hockey notes does begin with a very special fundraiser across the water.

Back to School sale slashes equipment prices by 20% | Hockey Gear HQ
A new sale not only cuts prices on hockey equipment, but apparel, backpacks and shoes, too!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Lokomotiv Memorial Night featuring current, former NHL stars raises money for youth hockey schools | Puck Daddy
A great tribute here to the victims of last year's plane crash.

When the Russians Were Better Than Us | The Hockey Writers
I have a jersey bearing the name of one of the five guys in the photo here hanging in my closet.

NHL labour negotiations plentiful and cordial, but no new agreement in sight - The Globe and Mail
Don't expect one for at least another month, certainly.

Does the Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin Possess 100-Point Upside? - The Hockey Writers
Much would have to break right, but I could see it.

A New Season is on the Horizon " Coach Nielsen's Ice Hockey Drills
This high school coach didn't enjoy the backing of management like Preds head coach "Barry Trotsky".