Many Finnish players have left their KHL club.
Large a number of Finnish players have already left or are about to leave their club in hockey KHL, and the mass exodus is causing surprise in Russia.
KHL has been left behind Ville Pokka, Oliwer Kaski, Markus Granlund, Sakari Manninen, Teemu Hartikainen, Juha Metsola, Harri Säteri, Jyrki Jokipakka and Frans Tuohimaa.
The decision of the Avangard Omsk defender duo Pokka – Kaski to leave is astonishing Sport Express suppliers Alexei Shevchenko.
“It’s very strange. I do not understand why the Finns are fleeing. It would be understandable if all Finns left Russia together, but Teemu Pulkkinen remained on the Tractor and Tomi Lämsä coaches Salavat Julayev. None of SKA has moved. We do not know everything, ”Shevchenko writes.
“I can’t imagine what Oliwer and Ville have been told from home when they haven’t reached an agreement (Avangard owner) Alexander Krylovin with.”
Shevchenko does not say a word about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing hostilities there. Given Russia’s recent change in the law, that’s quite understandable, as spreading “false news” can result in up to 15 years in prison.
“I am sure that Krylov gave heavy guarantees and assured, for example, that if the situation in the world really gets worse, the players and their families will be flown to safety on a separate flight.”
“Nothing helped, and the players went home.”
Sport-Ekspress was the first in Finland to report the case MTV Sports.
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