MP Svishchev believes the NHL insulted Russian players by preventing the Stanley Cup from being brought to Russia

Dmitry Svishchev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, commented on the decision of the National Hockey League (NHL) leadership not to bring the Stanley Cup to Russia this season.

“To say the least, it’s a very strange and hypocritical act. They want to win thanks to the Russians, but they don’t want to show the Cup in Russia. The NHL should understand that with this move they are insulting not all the Russians, but exactly the guys playing there. With this decision, they are expressing their disrespect for themselves and their victory. they do, ‚ÄĚsays Svishchev sports24.

Recall that on June 16, Colorado and Tampa Bay Lightning played the first game of the final series. The victory was won by Avalanche, and the team’s Russian striker Valery Nichushkin made one goal and one assist. Three Russians play simultaneously in Tampa. They are goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky, defender Mikhail Sergachev and striker Nikita Kucherov. They won the Stanley Cup twice with this team.

The next game between the teams will be played on June 19 in Denver.

It was previously reported that NHL to raise salary cap next season.



Source: Gazeta

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