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KHL puts outlandish spin on all-star weekend

- January 11th, 2014
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A muscle man goalie!
(KHL.ru)

Breaking: The Kontinental Hockey League knows how to put on an excellent all-star weekend.

The European super league held its all-star skills competition Friday in Slovakia and, if the video evidence is any indication, it looked like a helluva time.

A slew of notable ex-NHLers cracked the all-star rosters — Ilya Kovalchuk, Miroslav Satan, Marcel Hossa, Maxim Afinogenov, Leo Komarov, Jonathan Cheechoo, Alexander Radulov — with the actual game going Saturday night.

Since the highlight video is rather long, here’s a few highlights worth jumping to:

  • decked out in a fish costume, player turns into human bowling ball (1:44)
  • player fails to convert on high-speed hand-to-stick deke (3:25)
  • Satan scores a beauty; enough said (5:50)
  • goalie wears muscle man costume during shootout (6:10)

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4 comments

  1. James Dillon | January 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Clown show!! just play hockey its not a circus!!!!

  2. Rick | January 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

    What a joke this is, lots of washed up ex NHL players and guys who couldn’t make it in the NHL putting on a circus show.

  3. Slappybeaver | January 12, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Why is All Star Game on sweaters in english?

  4. Karen | January 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    and I thought the nhl skill contest was boring, this is even more boring. guys attempting the most ridiculous shot they can, failing and then skate away. what entertainment! and to try and be an announcer to make it sound exciting about a guy wearing a fish head and diving into the net, how pathetic. do the goalies even need to be there? they don’t even try and stop anything.

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