(Ed. Note: Our own Dmitry Chesnokov is in Russia for the KHL All-Star Game this weekend, and will be filing several interviews and stories over the next few days. Here's an introductory video with D.C. and our buddy Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period wearing dopey hats, followed by an enlightening chat with former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Robert Esche(notes).)
With the emergence of the KHL quite a few players have found a new alternative to making a living playing hockey. But most still know very little about the league that markets itself around former NHL players like Jaromir Jagr(notes), Alexander Radulov(notes), Sergei Zubov(notes) and Alexei Yashin(notes).
While it is easier to understand Russian born NHL-ers going to the KHL, it is still news when Canadian or American players decide to leave a lot behind to start their new hockey life in a foreign land. I wanted to get a North American player's opinion on the KHL and the challenges as well as positives of going to play inRead More »from Chatting with ex-Flyer Robert Esche about KHL vs. NHL, Russia vs. North America and lure of fortunes overseas for players