Former Vice-President of “Metallurgist” Gennady Velichkin commented on the decision of the KHL on the early end of the season because of a coronavirus.
“The sad end of the season, but sad not only in hockey, but in our lives. What can you do about this situation now. The NHL absolutely made the right decision. Someone of the guys left, some teams withdrew, closed the cross-border movement. Violation of the sport principle unambiguous. This season it is not necessary to give the Cup of Gagarin.
But it is necessary to define the winners of the championship of Russia taking into account the regular season and played matches in the playoffs total. The fact is that the team that was high in the regular season, but got eliminated in the playoffs may not participate in the distribution of prizes of the championship of Russia. Of the eight clubs that had to play at this point in the playoffs, you have to choose the champion of Russia and prize-winners”, – quotes Velichkin, RIA “Novosti”.