KHL 2012-13 Season & Schedule
The KHL has the potential to get a ton of attention. It already scoops up former NHLers and AAAA* Euro players. If there is an NHL lockout, some current NHLers will definitely wind up playing for KHL clubs, at least temporarily.
The KHL is now a week into its season. The league released a PDF schedule with dates but no times, and the official league website is good for a quick visit for information, but I know many, including myself, were looking for a schedule with times. After putting the time in to create one and adding it to our site here I've decided to make the data public (for download, all of the data here is obviously public). The KHL schedule is available as a Google spreadsheet. You can then download it in various formats.
A couple of things to note: while the columns are labeled away and home, I did leave an extraneous "at" column reminding people the order in which I have the teams. This is important because in North America we list most things as "Away vs/at Home", but in Europe it's generally reversed, with the home team listed first. The other major thing to note is the times of the games. They've been converted to Eastern time. If anyone notices any errors, please let me know.
There's been one fight so far: Konstantin Rudenko vs Andrei Pervyshin. Neither player has played in a North American league, but it was a decent bout and what hockey's about: Rudenko was protecting the captain, Dimtry Upper and dropped the gloves taking on Pervyshin. Rudenko picked up an instigator penalty. Fighting penalties in the KHL are similar to NHL, not IIHF rules.
From Sunday, outlined by Puck Daddy: Horrific skate slash accident, as KHL’s Jan Bulis cuts Denis Sokolov’s carotid artery
* I'm not sure if anyone uses that term in hockey, but I've heard it a ton in baseball describing that player who's too good for the minors, but not good enough for the majors.