KHL rookie of the year

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  1. jonlin

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    Vitali Kravtsov Traktor. 4g 3a 7p

    Eeli Tolvanen 19g 17a 36p probably came in second... Normal in Russia. We got a Russian winner! This is just unbeliavable. Oligarks playfield. Nothing to do with sports.
     
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    This really hurts KHL's credibility.

    What an absolute joke of a league.
     
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    I think it's good time to make some popcorn before pro-KHL writers start to justify this bias. THIS IS KHL!
     
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    I'd love to hear the reasoning.
     
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    Reasoning in Russia? :D :D Maybe nationality had something to do with it?
     
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    Makes so much sense.
     
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    The reasoning is that God spoke to whoever awards this from the bottom of a vodka bottle and said it has to be a good Russian kid blyat, not some wimp from Finland who has left for the NHL already, that ****ing traitor.
     
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    That's why I'd love to hear.

    Listen them to go circles without saying anything.
     
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    Was Tolvanen even eligible according to the rules? At least before the rookie of the year was explicitly for Russian players under the age of 26.
     
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    Just came here to say this.

    Funny thing is that their goalie of the year was just given to a Czech netminder, crazy rules!
     
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    That might be but he was being awarded rookie of the week and rookie of the month all year long and then, all of the sudden, he can't be awarded rookie of the year because only Russian players are allowed to be in this "international" league? Bush league any way you look at it.
     
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    I guess a part of the problem is that many awards are older than the league itself and have all been created by different magazines or other institutions according to their own reasoning.
     
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    Even the name of the award itself suggests it is newer than the league. And those are official league awards, not something created by magazines.
     
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    It was created by the Soviet magazine Sportivnye Igry, of course the KHL could just establish its own new awards but not everyone would be happy with that either considering that many existing awards have a long tradition.
     
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    I mean they have gone as far as changing the name of the award, not to mention it is the award of a different league now. Again, feeling the need to have Soviet traditions in the KHL is just sad.
     
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    Looking to official site there are sooo many awards. 28 if im correct. Plus All-Star team.

    Some gems:
    PRICELESS LEAGUE Award - Priceless supporter, priceless player
    WHL PLAYER OF THE SEASON - Finest player in Women’s Hockey League
    The SYRIUS PRIZE - For a player who wins four of the great honors: Gagarin Cup, Olympic Games, Stanley Cup and World Championship
    ANDREI ZIMIN Award - Best doctor at a KHL club
    VLADIMIR PISKUNOV Award - Best administrator at a KHL club
    VALENTIN SYCH Award - Best leader of management at a KHL club
    SPLIT-SECOND Award - For the fastest goal scored in the Championship + For the latest goal scored in the Championship
    GENTLEMAN ON ICE Award - Defenseman who combines sporting excellence with exemplary behavior + Forward who combines sporting excellence with exemplary behavior

    KHL Rookie Award rules (link):
    There's some outrage and the predictable LOL KHL jokes going on, so I want to make this absolutely clear: By the award's rules, Tolvanen was ineligible.
    The rules of the award's eligibiilty are as follows:
    The player is a Russian citizen who is younger than 26 and just completed his first professional season (or played less than one-third of his team's games the previous year).
    This award was established in the late Soviet era (and I assume the only change they made after Soviet Union fell was changing "Soviet" to "Russian") and the rules appear to have never been updated to note the league's expansion into non-Russian nations.
    And if you're wondering how he got Rookie of the Week awards...Rookie of the Week is given by the league, Rookie of the Year is, to my understanding, given out by a "founding company" called Centrosport.
     
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    Kravtsov played better in the playoffs, if you look at the history of the award most of them had strong playoff runs.
    Yelling at the cloud as you're doing is laughable if best goalie and best defensemen awards were awarded to non-Russian players.
     
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    They almost had the same PPG average and Tolvanen almost single handedly saved Jokerit against Sochi. Plus, he played very good against CSKA. Sure, Traktor went one round further but Jokerit played tougher opponents than Traktor did considering that they already had to face CSKA in the second round while Traktor played Salavat who was garbage in the playoffs.

    Tolvanen clearly had the better season (just look at the amount of awards) and would’ve been a clear winner if it wasn’t for Kvartsov’s playoff run, but since he came up as a candidate I do actually believe they favoured him because he in fact was Russian (especially when it’s not the league itself giving out the award)
     
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    The hell are you talking about, Kravtsov played 10 minutes per game in the first two rounds and even then most of those came on PP.
     
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    According to KHL. The Rookie of the Year Trophy is not limited only for Russians.
     
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    According to Jokerit you mean. Since when does the KHL even own the award?
     
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    They told us what KHL told to Jokerit. So Jokerit is just a messengner.
     
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    I'm sure the KHL can communicate the matter directly if they have any statements to make.
     
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    So are you saying that Jokerit is lying? They asked criteria from KHL Office.
     

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