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11-26-2012, 03:59 AM
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Can't say I'm not surprised.

I can somewhat justify the move. SKA under Riha was swept last year in the semis, and clumsy defense played a big role in that humiliating defeat. Guess what, nothing changed this year. Offense is very potent, but lack of discipline and not the best D will probably kill this team in the post-season.

Their management was trying to solve the problem without changing Riha for someone else: they brought in Bob to replace Stepanek, got rid of Grebeshkov.

I'd love to see Bykov & Zakharkin coaching a KHL club again, but that won't happen.

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