And local fans got into the spirit of the occasion, bringing along banners in Chinese, Russian and English – most of them in support of Rudi Ying, the poster boy of Chinese hockey and the first Beijing-born player to join the Kunlun roster.
Ying was one of two Chinese players dressed for this game – defenseman Zach Yuen was the other – and between them they shared 18 shifts for 12:48 on the ice.
Like I said, professional sports entertainment.
It's amazing what money can buy these days, not surprising in China though.
So they are trying to grow the game in the largest potential market in the world and this guy is upset because he thinks the kid isn't good enough? And in the U.S. the difference in making it and not making it is about 75% connections; where your dad played, who your uncle is, which teams your parents could afford to put you on . . .and this guy is upset about Chinese hockey????
There is plenty to be angry about right here.
A dad with 'connections and pull,' a hockey tradition unlike any other.