Discussion in 'The KHL' started by Milos Krasic, Jun 1, 2017.
The arena should be next to Workers' Stadium.
Exactly. The only arena next to Works' Stadium is the Workers' Gymnasiam.
And I've found some interesting news (in late october) about Zach Yuen. (Well, both in Chinese.)
Li Longmou, VP of KRS, said Yuen is demoted to Heilongjiang VHL team to better prepare for the national team, since most China national team players are playing there. (Well, I seriously doubt that...) It is also said that Yuen has agreed and will terminate current (one-way) contract with KRS to re-sign a two-way deal. The salary for Yuen will remain unchanged. Li also stated that it's possible that Yuen be recalled to the KHL team in the future.
The message said maybe there's some problem between Yuen and Mike Keenan. However, the message give literally ZERO evidence to support the speculation.
I don't regard these news as very reliable. However, it's really hard to find news about KRS. The chinese media don't have as much interest in hockey as in soccer, basketball or some other sports.
1. Keenan is control freak so whatever happens in Kunlun, most likely, he is behind it.
2. Keenan has also had a lot of problems with a lot of people over his life so it's only natural to assume he has problems in this case as well.
3. Keenan wants to run organisation in NHL tradition where sending people up and down constantly is fine. He has showed it with treatment of Mokin, Bellemore, O'Donnell, Makarov, etc.
4. If you don't want to change salary just put him on waivers, lets face it, nobody is claiming Zack Yuen.
So at the end of the day, this is Keenan not being happy with his play (that much is obvious) which resulted in some kind of bad blood between Yuen and Kunlun's organization due to a) promises given to Zack that he will play in the KHL; b) pushing him to sign for less money; c) Chinese people in organization being paranoid about him going through waivers because he is too important to NT program.
Overall, considering all the moves, Keenan was let lose and is slowly burning down the tree he is siting in, as expected. Lots of moves as usual, few of them make sense as usual, team is still losing and is out of the playoff spot even though, unlike last year's, this team is full of KHL stars.
Yeah. The message itself provides no evidence but I tends to believe there's something between Yuen and Keenan.
Feel bad for Yuen. He's clearly expressed the willingness to play for China NT, and is already the fans' favorite player. Hope he won't feel too badly pissed and get a chance to return to the KHL team ASAP.
At this point the question has to be asked, is Keenan close to being fired?