Spartak coach Kovalev announced which of the Russian NHL forwards he would invite to the team.

Spartak coach Kovalev announced which of the Russian NHL forwards he would invite to the team.

Spartak coach Alexey Kovalev in an interview with , he said that if he could bring any Russian forward from the NHL to the team, it would be Evgeny Malkin Or Nikita Koucherov .

On June 1, Kovalev joined Alexey Zhamnov’s coaching staff in Moscow “Spartacus” . The capital’s team is in fifth place in the West, the “red and white” scored 52 goals – this is the best figure in the KHL.

— Let’s imagine that you can take any Russian forward from the NHL to Spartak. Who will it be?

-Who is closest to my style? I would take Evgeni Malkin or Nikita Kucherov. They see the field perfectly, read the game well, as I have seen before. When you dribble, play the puck, pass. They are very good masters in this field.

— Spartak with Kucherov would have immediately won the Gagarin Cup.

— But when you come from the NHL, hockey here is still a little different. It takes time to get used to it. The game here is different, the hockey players are different. There, abroad, many teams operate in a simple way: pick up speed – bang-bump, throw the puck into the zone – run to the corner – throw it into the goal – finish there. Everything is readable.

And in the KHL, they seem to want to play the same kind of hockey, but then they start passing passes, acting as the second level, making combinations. And immediately the player is lost, because this is not the hockey he is used to in the NHL.

But the great masters easily adapt to what they played in their childhood. Forwards like Malkin and Kucherov will not need much time,” Kovalev told .

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Source : MatchTV

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