Three-time world champion and five-time Russian champion Alexei Tereshchenko believes that Avangard is one of the main favorites for the Gagarin Cup. The Omsk team won the first round of the KHL playoffs with a score of 4-2.
“I think that Avangard is one of the main favorites for the playoffs. As I see it, this is a balanced team, they play great in attack and defense. Yes, Avangard lost two great Finnish defenders, but Bob Hartley always played with almost five defenders: and Ville [Покка] spent almost 35 minutes per match, and Oliver [Каски] He also spent a lot of time on the ice. The bigger problem is creation, since Kaski played well in the majority, ”Tereshchenko quotes TASS.
In the next round of the KHL playoffs, Avangard will face Metallurg Magnitogorsk.