Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quote o' the day

"I don't know how many — 18,000, 19,000 here — and in Russia it's never like this. I was really excited and maybe a little bit nervous before the game. After warmup, I was OK."
Consider that one vote against the KHL.

Filatov potted his first NHL goal last night against the Predators and looked like he was having a great time out there. He only played just more than nine minutes, but looks like a keeper.

Columbus has some excellent young talent that's starting to come together this season: Derick Brassard, Jakub Voracek, Kris Russell, Alexandre Picard and Rick Nash (he is only 24). Filatov is the eighth player under 25 to crack the Blue Jackets' lineup so far this year.
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At 2:07 PM, October 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t know about KHL’s attendance numbers from this season but below is last season’s numbers. It’s very unlikely that numbers have changed much and Filatov is definetly right – the biggest arena in KHL holds 12,300 spectators. Avangard Omsk had highest average at 9,233 (91.9%).

KHL president A. Medvedev has been quite vocal about KHL challenging NHL, right. His own team SKA St. Petersburg has attendance average of 4,255 or 34.2% of capacity! St. Petersburg is a beautiful city with 4.6 million living inside city borders. Maybe Medved should take care of his team, well, first?

Ticket prices are apprx. 3-10 dollars so KHL is not financially viable at all. If oil companies keep pumping both oil from the ground and money to the teams it will survive. What happens in the future is another thing. Russian stock exchange has been closed number of times when market has lost too much too soon.

Btw, maybe these mafia owners could buy few defibrillators, too.

NHL can breathe easy as far as KHL is concerned but at the same time NHL should do something about Nashville, Atlanta, Florida etc.

Rank - Team Name - GP - Capacity - Attendance - %
1 Amur, Khabarovsk 4 7,100 7,100 100
2 Torpedo, Nizhny Novgorod 3 5,500 5,500 100
3 Lada, Togliatti 4 2,900 2,900 100
4 Lokomotiv, Yaroslavl 3 9,091 9,046 99.5
5 Traktor, Chelyabinsk 3 3,500 3,400 97.1
6 HC MVD, Balashikha 2 6,000 5,600 93.3
7 Khimik, Voskresensk 3 4,500 4,200 93.3
8 Salavat Yulaev, Ufa 3 8,250 7,675 93
9 Avangard, Omsk 3 10,048 9,233 91.9
10 Vityaz, Chekhov 5 3,300 3,020 91.5
11 Sibir, Novosibirsk 4 7,357 6,375 86.7
12 CSKA Moscow 1 5,600 4,500 80.4
13 Barys, Astana 5 5,332 4,260 79.9
14 Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk 4 5,500 4,250 77.3
15 Dinamo, Riga 3 10,300 7,556 73.4
16 Metallurg, Novokuznetsk 5 7,400 5,120 69.2
17 Atlant Mytischy 2 7,500 4,900 65.3
18 Spartak, Moscow 3 5,500 3,166 57.6
19 Ak Bars, Kazan 4 10,000 5,687 56.9
20 Severstal, Cherepovets 3 6,000 3,100 51.7
21 Dynamo, Moscow 2 8,500 4,200 49.4
22 Dynamo, Minsk 4 4,842 2,250 46.5
23 Metallurg, Magnitogorsk 4 7,708 3,295 42.7
24 SKA, St. Petersburg 4 12,354 4,225 34.2

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At 12:34 AM, November 01, 2008, Blogger cynthia said...

I have liked the kid in limited exposure thus far, most of his hockey completely off my radar.The Blue Jackets’ first pick, sixth overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft Brassard tallied 44-72-116 with 92 penalty minutes in 58 games with Drummondville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during the 2005-06 season.
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