Hockey coach notes the main advantage of introducing crossover play-offs in the KHL 11:18

Famous domestic hockey coach Fedor Kanareikin, commenting for on the launch of crossover play-offs in the Kontinental Hockey League, said that this decision intrigued him, but was still a test.

“Let’s do this: We act by trial method. This year, crossover play-offs will be played starting from the second round. I am very interested. We’ll see and see what happens next, how this year will go. This will be an overlap between the Western and Eastern Conferences, and in the West we will not see regular clashes between CSKA, SKA, Dynamo and Spartak, but in the earlier stages we will look at the matches of Metallurg, Ak Bars with the same Spartak. “, “Dynamo”. It will be very interesting to look at the conflict between the West and the East and see what will come of it,” says Kanareikin.

In the first round of the 2023 Gagarin Cup, teams will compete in their own conferences (first place is eighth, second place is seventh, third place is sixth and fourth place is fifth) as before. Starting from the second round, Western and Eastern teams can face each other according to the club ranking based on the first round results.

Formerly KHL player Vladimir Bryukvin in the name Leave Spartak out of place.

Source: Gazeta


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