Olympic champion Pashkov said that in the KHL, unlike the NHL, second-rate legionnaires play
Olympic champion in the USSR national team Alexander Pashkov spoke about the differences between the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Continental Hockey League (KHL). His words are quoted by Russia-Hockey.ru.
Pashkov stated that the leagues cannot be compared. “There [в НХЛ] the best players in the world play, great and already accomplished masters, all the cream. And in the KHL we have either youth or second-rate legionnaires, ”he said.
Pashkov added that you should not follow the example of the NHL and transfer players to independent pre-season training. “If we want national hockey to grow, then we must follow the example of Omsk, St. Petersburg and our other leaders, paying special attention to pre-season preparation. First of all, thanks to a thoughtful and detailed training process, the growth of both club and national hockey, the national teams of the country is possible, ”he emphasized.
Earlier, the league was compared by Canadian striker Cedric Paquette, who plays for Dynamo Minsk. “The KHL is a very fast league, similar to the NHL. She’s definitely better [Американской хоккейной лиги] AHL. You need to get used to it, but I like everything, ”said the athlete.
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