A very curious duel awaits us. Roman Rotenberg works as the head coach of the KHL club only two games. Dmitry Kvartalnov has already broken through the 800 matches mark.
That is, Rotenberg from SKA (with almost no experience) will try, using the example of Kvartalnov (with experience), to prove that coaching experience is not the most important thing in hockey.
SKA is the first in the Western Conference, and the last two matches at Rotenberg have been won against Kunlun (5: 1) and Torpedo (3: 0).
These are not the most revealing rivals – the worst club in the league made in China and a team that was already on the verge of illness.
On the other hand, when there is a person behind you who writes out your salary (Rotenberg is also the CEO), the motivation will be high. In addition, SKA has a very deep line-up, and there a star sits on a star and drives like a star.
Ak Bars indistinctly played the last game when they lost to Admiral in Vladivostok (2: 4). One of the worst matches of Kazan this season.
And with Amur (2: 1 Blvd.) we got a very strained victory. In general, the trip to the Far East did not inspire optimism. Although Ak Bars is the third in the East and, in principle, shows stable hockey.
I would take a 2.17 odds in this match for SKA to win in regulation time. Something suggests that the team from St. Petersburg is now in a more advantageous position. And Rotenberg needs this first victory over the top coach to assert himself. I don’t know if SKA will have higher bonuses, but the mobilization there should be outrageous.
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