Watched Magnitka - Avto and Dinamo - CSKA, yesterday.
Magnitka - Avto was boring. And the commentator was really weird. He was talking about everything, but not about the game
And congrats to Feds!
Dinamo - CSKA was great! I was kinda disappointed with Dinamo. They should be better. Where the hell was Hudler for 2 periods? Like always he showed some nice vision and slow skating. What a nice goal by Komarov.
And Parshin for the CSKA was monster. CSKA might surprise experts this season.
I agree with you, magnita looked like they weren't trying and auto had a pp with 4 minutes left in the game, down by 1, and did not take possession once in the attacking zone! I have seen house league teams run a better power play.
For CSKA Parshin was the best guy on the ice. I thought that guy would be too small for the NHL, but with his moves and speed there is no doubt in my mind that he could make it.
I was wondering what the point of the division structure ultimately is? In reading the KHL standings from last year, it doesn't seem like there's really any significance to the conference and division alignments. Division leaders don't seem to gain any sort of advantage by winning their division, and the playoffs are separated by conference, so there's nothing to really gain from being the best team in your conference.
Are there any sort of plans to rectify this or put a greater emphasis on divisional play in any way, shape, or form? Or will the divisional format simply be used for scheduling?