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08-30-2012, 07:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Well this is weird and unexpected.
Canadian hockey legend Phil Esposito has told R-Sport he is in negotiations to take a job developing the nascent KHL hockey league.
Esposito, the captain of the Canadian team that won the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union, is in Russia to attend the KHL season-opener on September 6, as well as last week's world junior club cup in the city of Omsk.
Asked if he would take a job as a consultant or assistant to Medvedev, Esposito responded: "Yes, yes. I like him. He's passionate about hockey. Passionate."
He insisted it was high time the NHL was given a run for its money, comparing the league's lack of desire for competition with Ukrainian champion boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, who are criticized in some circles for choosing sub-par opponents.
"And when you're on the top, like Klitschko, he keeps fighting guys, but he doesn't fight anybody that's too good. The NHL will play, but they don't want to play against too many guys that are too good."
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