Krazy Hockey League

09 Jan 2012

Rick Westhead, for The Star:

Gun-slinging owners, mandatory overnights in remote team bases, sometimes before home games, and even planting illegal drugs on high-priced players whose team owners want to stop paying is all part of life in the wild KHL, a hockey league that, high-profile warts notwithstanding, has quickly established itself as the second-best in the world outside the NHL.

I can only imagine that the third-best national hockey league involves child soldiers and dirty bombs. While I can appreciate the drive some players must have to play, the horror stories are enough to make me reconsider traveling to Russia – let alone trusting my career (or my life) to their mad hockey barons