Next January, the KHL plans to play two regular-season games at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Barclays Center is co-owned by the billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, who, yes, is quite Russian.
Brooklyn also has a large Russian community, making it as good as any place in North America to host a KHL game.
Whether there’s enough interest to fill a 14,500-seat arena twice, we’re not so sure. The KHL is a decent league, but it’s not the NHL.