Much like the Germans marched across Europe during WWI & WWII the Russians answer to the NHL, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), has begun their triumphant march. Yesterday they officially began their quest to swallow up Europe when they received a pledge from Swedish elite team AIK to join their league for the 2010-2011 season... Though most people do not see this as being a big deal, I on the other hand see this as the next step in them creating a league that can rival the NHL. If the KHL is able to unite Europe under one banner, the NHL will have to start worrying about losing players of all European ethnicity's to the new powerhouse league... Though I do have trouble taking a league that's goal leader is Marcel Hossa and can't spell Continental correct seriously...
Link to original article via KHL website
In other news, due to the success of last years campaign to get Mikey T fired, PATP has officially declared war on the architect of the Penguins powerplay Mikey Y...
Yo Yeo, listen up..what the hell is the problem, to many stars? not enough finishers? To many passes? Our pp is loaded with to many underachievers. Lets change up the Gonchar getting the puck fading to his left and passing back to Ugly, then Ugly will either one-time it or drop it to the Lip at the side of the net with no one in front. Look Lip isn't a finisher(0 goals in 16 games), pure and simple, so let him take the puck behind the net to do his damage passing. Make the other 4 attack the net. Hit the guy(s) in front, high slot or points. the points have options too, attack, back door(highly successful in the past) or blast from the point, with traffic in front of the goalie.
Just try something different, find the right combo even if it puts a star on the bench.
Yo Yeo, listen up just ask Mikey T what happened the last time we campaigned to have a coach fired..