December 11, 2008
From the KHL:
Goalies - Alexander Eremenko (Salavat Yulaev Ufa ) - 10,973; Georgi Gelashvili (Traktor Chelyabinsk) - 3,934; Maksim Sokolov (Metallurg Chelyabinsk) - 2,915
Defensemen - Konstantin Korneev (CSKA Moscow ) - 9,177; Igor Schadilov (Salavat Yulaev Ufa ) - 8,932; Vitaly Proshkin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa ) - 5,978; Ilya Nikulin (Ak Bars Kazan ) - 5,964
Forwards - Alexei Kalyuzhny (Dynamo Moscow ) - 14,929; Jan Marek (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) - 13,958; Oleg Antonenko (HC MVD); Pavel Brendl (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod ) - 11,850
According to the KHL, "Andrei Nikolishin (Traktor Chelyabinsk ) and Alexei Kudashov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl) have already been named to Team Yashin, while Marcel Hossa (Dynamo Riga) and Jakub Klepis (Avangard Omsk) have been selected to Team Jagr, and are not subject to the fan voting process."
Marcel Hossa, Jakub Klepis, Ben Clymer, Alexei Morozov ... consider our plane tickets booked. But only if Pavel Brendl makes the Team Jagr cut.
Not to pile on the KHL here, but even the New York Times Slap Shot blog -- the League's unofficial North American booster club -- appears jaded by the 'K.'
Today's headline: "Goalless K.H.L. a Recipe for Narcolepsy." Ouch.