Athletistic / Hockey. Famous North American sports journalist Jordan Hall believes that the Philadelphia Flyers must have excellent hockey players on their roster to unlock the potential of Russian forward Matvey Michkov. The 19-year-old Perm native currently has a contract with SKA, but could soon join the NHL.

“As of today, I believe that the long-term approach prevails in the Michkov case. I actually believe that Matvey would change the dynamic of Philadelphia in several ways, ‘pilots’ could now attract a lot of excellent players around Michkov There are plenty of things that could excite Philly fans even more. He’ll need a front-line center forward. Sean Couturier is definitely that guy now, but he’s getting older and suffering. a serious back injury.

As talented as Michkov is, we all hope he can become a star player for Philadelphia. But to do this, it is important for the Flyers to surround him with talent and attract even more great players to their squad. The Russian will not solve all the problems alone, and the worst that can happen is that he arrives and begins to regress as best he can because he is not well enough surrounded by quality partners. “I think that’s what Philadelphia’s leadership is going to focus on now,” Hall said according to Daily Faceoff.

Matvey Michkov was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the last season on loan at Sochi. Earlier it was reported that SKA is ready to terminate the contract with the striker early so that he leaves for North America. However, this has not happened yet. Matvey’s employment contract with the St. Petersburg club runs until the end of the 2025/2026 season.