KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) 2012-2013 season part II
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12-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
That's funny, ModryJazyk, I can see myself in the crowd in that video-clip.
That announcement confused quite a few people last night. It wasn't about new jerseys but about the Slovan website at
. As you perhaps know, it's been criticized or being old-fashioned and lacking foreign-language content. So on Monday, Slovan's website should get a new look along with more articles in English and Russian.
As to our team colour, which is sky-blue, I agree with you. The KHL management can seemingly be needlessly despotic at times. They forbade the use of diacritics on jerseys, so now there is
, and twice
on Lev's team, although one of them is really
and the other one is
. (Can you spot the difference? The two names are also pronounced slightly differently.)
Similarly, the KHL forbade Slovan to use their traditional jersey colour (sky-blue, see my forum avatar to the left), saying sky-blue was too light-coloured for Slovan's home games, and too dark-coloured for Slovan's road games.
I hope KHL will reconsider this for later seasons. At least the scarves that the spectators got for free last night at Slovan's arena were of the proper team colour, sky-blue.
Slovan, both in hockey and football, has always been known under the nickname of the "Sky-Blues" ("Belasí") in Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, so it's sad to see the team's symbol on the list of KHL's forbidden jersey colours.
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