Last week saw the KHL announce its schedule for the coming season â€” with all the action set to start on September 2. That means itâ€™s high time the pre-season preparations hit top gear, and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl became the first tournament winner of the summer.
Friday brought the news weâ€™ve all been waiting for, with the KHLâ€™s Board of Directors confirming that 23 teams â€” everyone except Admiral Vladivostok â€” will compete in the 2020/2021 season. The fixture list was also unveiled, with the action starting on Sep. 2 with a clash between the teams that topped the two conferences last regular season. That means CSKA vs Ak Bars in Moscow to start us off on a 690-game marathon that runs until Feb. 27. Each team will have 60 games, playing every opponent home and away once and making up