Are you tired of the NHL and their superstars? Do you hate the cleanliness of NHL uniforms and wish to see more advertisements on each player? Want to take a vacation to Eastern Europe without leaving the United States?
Don't worry, your dreams will come to life soon enough!
According to the Commissioner of the Kontinental Hockey League, Alexander Medvedev, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will serve as a host to multiple KHL regular season games and exhibitions after the construction of the arena is complete. In addition to the regular games, they are also in discussion in hosting a KHL Legends game. Mikhail Prokhorov, who currently owns the New Jersey Nets and has strong ties back to his home country of Russia, easily paved the bridge to the United States for the KHL. The league has recently been meeting with the NHLPA as well as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to make sure that the NHL wouldn't try to disrupt the planning stages.
This would be the first time that the KHL has brought over their game to North America. If things go smoothly, the KHL would probably continue to hold games in New York for years to come. Since the NHL has opened their season in Europe the past few years, why not have the KHL open their seasons in the United States? And while many would probably be interested in seeing a KHL game live, I think it would be more beneficial for the league to play exhibition games against each other. If the NHL would be willing to have teams close to New York play, we could easily matchups such as:
Metallurg Magnitogorsk vs. New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers vs. Dynamo Moscow
Avangard Omsk Region vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Could any of these be a possibility in the next few years?
Would you be open to going to a KHL regular season game?
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