The KHL plays a lot on Monday. Unusual for NHL fans, but I like it: something to look forward to early in the week.
Yak’s team plays Lev today. The internet tells us Lev plays their home games in Prague and that this is their first KHL season. Lev features Zdeno Chara, Martin Skoula (the original “puck poise” from hfboards iirc), Jakub Voracek (before the injury), Marcel Hossa and Jiri Hudler.
Our man Yak is having a nice season so far:
- 6, 4-2-6 -1 18SOG 15:25TOI
Neftekhimik ranks in a 6th place tie in the east and this is their game in hand on the competition. Their goal totals (45-48) suggest a .500-ish club, whereas the Prague team they are facing is 35-35 and in about the same spot in the standings (although in the western division).
Among the biggest surprises for me about this fall is how easy the information flows from the KHL. Great website, easy access to information and lots and lots of online streaming of games and highlight packages. If a site archived the games so I could watch at night? Well that would be very good news.
I haven’t talked much about the lockout, mostly because it’s not really of interest to me. Lots of bloggers follow it closely, but in all honesty I’m fine with things as they are currently. Wake me up when you’ve got it fixed, that’s kind of my attitude. Absolutely geeking out on music btw.