The show, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Latvian Republic, preceded Dinamo Riga’s 4-3 victory over Russian team Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk on Sunday. “We didn’t get any complaints from the security department. … Nevertheless, the league requested the event’s script to make sure there was no subtext there,” Kontintental Hockey League vice president Vladimir Shalaev told R-Sport on Thursday.
“I’m a Soviet man and my relatives fought and died in the Second World War, so of course any swastika-like image evokes only negative emotions,” [Russian team Yugra Khanty-Mansiisk director] Andrei Belmach told R-Sport. “But it’s beyond our competence to look into what this symbol really means. I can’t say for 100 percent what it means in Latvia.”
Ill tell you what it means bro: millions slaughtered at the whims of a dictator. Fact. Look it up. Doesn’t matter that it could have separate meaning for whatever given other nationalist group from wherever, fact is that Germans under this flag slapped yellow pieces of flair on every Jewish citizen they could find then shipped them off to perhaps the most horrific deaths unimaginable. Clean it up, KHL.
SIDE NOTE: in this picture I also see bacon, and now I’m hungry.
Marcel Hossa according to a Slovakian newspaper Hossa is returning to the KHL team Dinamo Riga. This isn’t his first stint with this particular club. Hossa joined this club at the end of the 2007-2008 season.
Following his brother Marian’s footsteps he played for the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League. He had two very good seasons with this club and it landed him a 1st round pick, 16th overall to the Montreal Canadiens. Couple seasons in Canada didn’t really work out, went to the New York Rangers in a trade for Garth Murray. I don’t think he was used correctly and effectively in New York. They put him on a line with Jagr and Michael Nylander and immediately this guy played well.
You put me with Jagr and Nylander I might do well but the point is when this guy was put with good offensive minded players, the best in the younger Hossa came out. After he left the show and went to the show’s understudy, that being the KHL he lead his club in goals and was in the all star game over there on team Jagr. Even got a hat trick in that game. International game is completely different from the NHL but, if this guy came back I think he’d find more success in the NHL now than he ever had.
Definitely would be sick to see him back in the league. For now, we get to watch his youtube highlights be announced in Russian. Better than nothing.