Some more Ukrainians on the move.. Evgeny Lazarev to Dynamo Moskva, Aleksandr Matveichuk to Changchun Fuao in China?!? Valeri Shiryayev to HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, Andrei Sryubko to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
Sokol Kyiv are set to begin the new season any day now, but the exhibition games have been a complete disaster being outscored 15-1 in 2 games. However these two games where played against RSL teams.
I predict Sokol to fight it out in the mid-table and possibly grab a playoff spot. Or, it can be a very long season.
Some former Sokol Kiev and Bekrut Keiv players are now playing for my team in England ........Hull Stingrays in the Elite league, they are all playing very well at the minute, we have Pavel Gomenuyk and Nikolai Ladygin on defence and Sergiy Rublivsky and Sergiy Kharchenko as forwards, we also have duel national Slava Koulikov playing for us as well he is classed as British now since he moved over here with his dad Alexadre Koulikov.
Other Ukrainiens that ave played for us in the past include Andre Nikoleav and Slava Timchenko.
Too bad that there really isn't anything positive about Ukrainian hockey to talk about, Sokol is a bottom beater and the Ukrainian NT can't pull off somewhat of an upset result anymore. So the discussion heads towards Ukrainian legends. Which is cool too,