Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/26/12 at 10:12 AM ET
from RIA, T
The Russia-based KHL is to challenge the NHL on its home territory for the first time by playing two regular-season games in New York, league vice-president Vladimir Shalaev said Tuesday.
Reigning champion Dynamo Moscow will face off against big-spending SKA St. Petersburg at the newly built Barclays Center in Brooklyn on January 19 and 20.
The Barclays Center easily surpasses the New York Rangers’ home at Madison Square Garden as a hockey venue, Shalaev said.
“There’s nothing good about the Madison. Anyone who’s been there understands that arena is no longer suited to modern hockey,” he said.
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