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KHL coming to Brooklyn in January?

May 29, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

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Next January, the KHL plans to play two regular-season games at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Russian league’s president, Alexander Medvedev, announced his intentions today to Sovetzky Sport, though Yahoo!’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports nothing is official yet.

The Barclays Center is co-owned by the billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, who, yes, is quite Russian.

Brooklyn also has a large Russian community, making it as good as any place in North America to host a KHL game.

Whether there’s enough interest to fill a 14,500-seat arena twice, we’re not so sure. The KHL is a decent league, but it’s not the NHL.

Related: Barclays Center will have a horseshoe seating configuration

  1. comeonnowguys - May 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    In KHL, pucks shoot you.

    • dougr42 - May 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      best. comment. ever.

    • barkar942 - May 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      …..and Radulov’s stick likes to whack coaches!

  2. atwatercrushesokoye - May 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    I wonder if they’ll bring Radulov’s team?

  3. rainyday56 - May 29, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Rags should invite Swiss EV Zug over for a preseason rematch. :)

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 29, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    I bet they draw more than the other communist team that plays up there in Newark !

  5. hibackhand - May 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Would love to see a KHL game. Make it happen..!

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