News and Qitsibi

Allright folks !

Regular season 2013-2014 is now officially over, we'll let the stronger team fight for the Gagarin Cup and we will be looking forward for the Nadezhda Cup, which will start for the Neftekhimik on the 8th of March, against Metallurg Novokuznetsk.

For those who don't know about it, the Nadezhda Cup, also known as Cup of Hope, is a new tournament inside the league, that oppose teams who did not qualify for the Gagarin Cup (Plays-offs).

In my opinion, and many others, this Cup doesn't hold a lot of interest, except that it gives opportunity for fans to see more of their teams on the ice and for teams to make some more cash (ha!) and also often try new tactics, players and strategies.

Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye on what's gonna happen between Nizhnekamsk and Novokuznetsk, right here !

EDIT : I would like to apologise for the Neftekhimik - Minsk pregame presentation in which I described Minsk as leader of the league. Of course, I mixed up the 2 Dynamo's while writing the quick text in a rush...
A fault confessed is half redressed, right ? but reading across my previous post, I realised how dumb it was... so here it is :P

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