The Kontinental Hockey League opened its 2015-16 season on Monday with the usual bombast that we’ve come to expect from pregame ceremonies, like giant CGI displays on the ice that transform the surface into 3-D objects.
Pfffft … everyone does that.
Seriously, KHL, what you got? What can all that Russian natural gas and oil money buy to entertain the assembled masses in a darkened arena?
KHL: “HOW ABOUT GLOWING LITE-BRITE LASER SKATERS, COMRADE?”
These four glowing skaters – OK, make that three glowing skaters and that one strand of Christmas lights that never seems to work – were a sight to behold, looking like some sort of hockey-centric sequel to “TRON LEGACY.”
They appear on the video at 2:30 and then do their thing until around the 5-mintue mark. Somewhat ironically, the puck is the only thing they didn’t make glow.
The KHL is once again being aired on One World Sports. Upcoming games include Jokerit (Helsinki) vs. CSKA (Moscow) on Aug. 29 live at 9:00 AM EST; and HC Sochi vs. Yaroslavl Lokomotiv on same day delay on Aug. 31 at 5:00 PM EST.
No word if this will actually become the Las Vegas franchise’s third jersey …