Well, final agreement has not been signed yet, but it seems like it's almost done deal.
The KHL president Alexander Medvedev told Sovetsky Sport that there will be the NHL game in Russia between New York Rangers and Washignton Capitals in the fall of 2011, but the final agreement with NHL has not been reached yet.
Medvedev said that if any North American teams will play in Russia, it will be the Rangers and the Washington Capitals, because KHL is not interested in any other teams.
The KHL president said that if agreement would be reached, the Rangers will play five friendlies in Russia, while the Capitals will play one exhibition game. According to Medvedev the Rangers will play that many games because the MSG arena, home of the New York club, would be under renovation, so the team has to be based somewhere.
Six Russian cities already claiming for the right to have the matches with NHL clubs. According to KHL president it is Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Minsk, Novosibirsk and Podolsk. The final decision where to hold the games will be made by the end of January.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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