“Ak Bars has the biggest goal: to win the Gagarin Cup” – Knyazev

“Ak Bars has the biggest goal: to win the Gagarin Cup” – Knyazev

Defender “Ak Barsa” Artemy Knyazev noted that the Kazan team faces the task of winning the Gagarin Cup at the end of the current season of the Fonbet KHL championship.

Ak Bars is fifth in the Eastern Conference standings with 72 points.

— You played a month in the KHL. What are your thoughts on the league?

— It’s one of the best leagues in the world. Playing in a team that always has high goals will benefit me and also help me develop individually.

— Were you able to adapt quickly?

— Hockey is the same everywhere. If you do your job correctly, everything will be fine. I won’t say it took me a long time to adapt.

— What, in your opinion, are the main differences between the KHL and the AHL, where you played before?

– At the wrestling level. In the AHL, some players don’t need the puck just to hit you. There’s nothing like that here, everything is built more on puck possession and passing.

— How were you welcomed into the team?

— I knew a lot of guys before. Some I played with in the national team, others I trained with this summer, others I know. So everything is fine.

— What goals do you set for yourself when playing in the KHL?

“Our team’s highest goal is to win the Cup. We will work on this. We have won a lot lately. The last month of the regular season remains and, God willing, we will continue in the same way,” Knyazev said, as quoted by RB Sport.

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RB Sport

Source : MatchTV

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