2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Zykov has little trouble adapting to new surroundings
Valentin Zykov might be a Russian playing junior hockey for a Quebec-based team, but the burly right winger proved he belonged on Team Cherry during the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game this week.
As one of the few Import players competing in the event, Zykov found himself matched up with Don Cherry, the infamous and often controversial celebrity coach. Over the years, Cherry has never minced words when it has come to expressing his opinions on European and French-Canadian players, with one of his latest targets being Import players in the CHL.
Despite these uncomfortable settings, Zykov was unfazed by Cherry's comments entering into the Top Prospects Game and set out to prove his coach wrong.… read more