Nikolishin: Vasilevsky and Kucherov are already few, Tampa will not win the Stanley Cup for the third time

World champion and hockey coach Andrei Nikolishin evaluated Tampa Bay Lightning’s chances of winning the Stanley Cup.

“I don’t understand how Tampa can win the Stanley Cup. Yes, Vasilevsky and Kucherov are still the leaders of the team, but today that’s not enough. I can’t see that ‘Tampa’ that was a year or two ago now. After last season, the team took a few hockey players and they together he lost a strong middle ring. For a long fight with “Florida” in “Tampa” at the moment, just the depth of the composition is not enough, ”said Nikolishin “Pair TV”.

Russian players before can’t bring Stanley Cup to his homeland this year.

Recall that the hockey player who won the Stanley Cup has the right to use the trophy alone for one day. Earlier, after winning the main trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs, almost all Russian players exercised this right. The last two years in the playoffs have won the Tampa Bay Lightning featuring Nikita Kucherov, Andrey Vasilevsky and Mikhail Sergachev. Also last season, Alexander Volkov, now representing SKA, played for Lightning. Prior to that, the trophy was brought to Russia by Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and many other hockey players.



Source: Gazeta

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