Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Tikhonov Finds His Game In Russia

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

He ate borsht and his mom’s homemade mushroom soup.

He wore thick sweaters under lumpy winter jackets.

He hung out with friends he made when he lived there for six years as a kid.

He visited with family, including his grandfather of the same name who coached the Soviet hockey team in its prime.

Feeling at ease away from the rink enabled Coyotes forward Viktor Tikhonov to focus on his reason for joining the Kontinental Hockey League
: to prove he belonged in Phoenix with the Coyotes.

“It worked out well,” Tikhonov said.

At the start of the season, Tikhonov had been in the mix for a roster spot with the Coyotes. But the coaching staff noticed a change in his style of play - particularly his skating.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: viktor+tikhonov

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

image

image

image