This week’s article will be myself reflecting on the post draft tier rankings I made on each KHL team. It’s gonna be a shorter article as I will just be looking at a few teams that I got right on my predictions and a few I were surprised about.
The first thing I noticed is that one of my cup contenders, Adler Mannheim, did not disappoint. They went 7-0 (missing a game here) and came out of the gate proving that they are one of the teams to beat. They are being led production wise by toslick, who currently leads the league in assists with 19 and points with 34. Chadkillz is another member of Adler who helped his team to an undefeated week. Chad went 4-0 with a league leading 1.00 goals against average and .900 save percentage.
A team that has jumped up from my tier ranking is Modo Modo. I honestly had them in the middle of the pack, but have they ever surprised me. They had a huge week, going 6-2 and proved that they’re not just some team ready to be pounced on, but they’re a team that everyone should consider a threat. The_Crazy_Clown finished the league 9th in goals this week with 8, also adding 7 assists for 15 points in 6 games.
The Mikkelin Jukurit had a pretty solid week, going 5-2-1 despite having a -8 goal differential. I honestly thought this team was gonna be more of a defensive team with pucku and RBcressor back there from random assignment, but they have allowed quite a few goals. Maybe more chemistry will help get them that defensive form, but for now they did just enough to be 3rd in the league.
I said Tappara Tampere are gonna be near the bottom of the league and so far, I’m right with my prediction. Not having a win at all this week, they went 0-5-3. The 3 overtime losses are something to look at if you’re looking for positives, as a 3-5 week changes the whole dynamic of this team. However, they’re going to need to make some changes if they want any chance in the playoffs.
I’m pretty surprised Timra only went 4-2-1 (missing a game) but I’m sure they’ll be ready come playoff time. I know availability and commitment will be a problem for this team in the regular season but come playoffs, they’re going to be ready to blow everyone out of the water. But, I did get this prediction wrong as I thought they’d be near the top of the league, and while they’re in the top half, I thought they’d be first by a long shot.