Russia’s economic crisis causing big trouble for KHL


Not sure how many of you have been following what’s happening in Russia, but it’s not good.

From NBC News:

The Russian ruble is in a tailspin and measures to prop it up have come to naught. The currency dropped more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday, recording its most severe drop since the 1998 Russian financial crisis. It regained a bit of ground later in the day.

Why do we mention that? Because here’s the hockey-related fallout, from the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle:

Western sanctions and falling oil prices are the big factors at play in Russia’s latest economic crisis. Those same falling oil prices have also driven down Canada’s currency, which is causing other hockey-related consequences.