Kw-logo-smaller

NHL Lockout :: Rise of the KHL

As time goes on, the NHL loses more games of the 2012-13 season and another league is growing with popularity… the KHL. The next biggest hockey league after the NHL is in Russia and it’s called the Kontinental Hockey League and it’s snapping up all the players and fans of the long lost and losing NHL. Let’s check it out…

 

Some of the biggest stars in the NHL are Russian, and the NHL lockout might be making them happy as they get to go home and play hockey in the KHL. Here is a list of the biggest NHL superstars currently active with the KHL.

  • Alexander Ovechkin
  • Evgeni Malkin
  • Ilya Kovalchuk
  • Alexander Radulov
  • Nicklas Backstrom
  • Pavel Datsyuk
  • Evander Kane
  • Zdeno Chara
  • Joffrey Lupul
  • Pekka Rinne

KHL Highlights

 

The KHL is flying high since it began in 2008. As the league piles up with all-star players, the highlight reels are coming in faster than ever. Check out Alex Ovechkin lighting up the league with awesome plays... 

KHL Rules

Top Cities of the KHLKHL MapCourtesy of the KHL
 

So you may be asking the question: will all of the NHL players go to the KHL? Actually there are rules that won’t allow this to happen. There are 26 teams in the KHL and each team is only allowed 3 NHL players and 2 of them have to have been born in Russia. So tough luck Canadians and Americans… they’ll be stuck playing in the minors if they want to play any hockey this year.

KHL on TV

CKA SuperstarIlya KovalchukCourtesy of the KHL
 

ESPN has begun to televise some of the games from the KHL! This has many NHL fans excited to sign up to ESPN3 so they can watch their favorite players play some hockey.

NHL vs KHL

NHL is turning into the KHLNHL vs KHLCourtesy of the KHL
 

The KHL is a young League that is growing with popularity all over the World. The NHL better be careful because if the KHL shows that they can compete, it is quite possible that a lot of awesome Russian hockey players might choose to stay in the KHL when the NHL sorts out all it’s drama.

Have Your Say

Have you seen any KHL games? Are you going to watch to get your hockey fix? Let us know!

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

hmjustice

hmjustice wrote:

awesome
commented: Sun Nov 18, 2012

tumitigur

tumitigur wrote:

I WANT NHL BACK!!!!
commented: Sat Nov 17, 2012

Honour

Honour wrote:

Booooooooooo
commented: Fri Nov 16, 2012

there are 3 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1104445835250

What Was The First Hockey Puck Made From?

  • A piece of coal.
  • A burnt cookie.
  • A piece of frozen cow crap.
  • A piece of wood.

related stories

Micro_a m
The NHL Hockey Lockout is official, but what a better way to get over it than to grab a stick and...
Micro_a mic
What’s the deal with athletes going on strike and owners locking up the doors to the arenas? Mone...
Micro_a mic
Coming off his best season ever, Phil Kessel is one of the leading scorers of the NHL. Phil’s gre...
Micro_a mi
The most surprising thing in the NHL Playoffs so far this year has got to be the fans in Nashvill...

Sports in the forums

Taidoku
Lee Keun Ho.
reply about 10 hours
Sana11
Messi by an obvious long shot
reply about 15 hours
mystry27
messi is best... ronaldo is gud to
reply about 15 hours
Miss.HaileeJ
I Belive That Is a Fair why To Say Sorry But It Still Doesnt make What He Did Right :/
reply about 16 hours
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Baseball:
I love volleyball i'm on the team!
reply about 19 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...