Russian Hockey Trivia - Red Army to KHL

Russian Hockey Trivia - Red Army to KHL

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Some of the biggest stars in today's NHL are of Russian descent; but there was a time not so long ago that these players would never have been allowed to play in North America – at least not without putting up a brutal fight first. Covert operations to help talented players defect from the motherland were just the start of the drama. In this video, speaks with author Tal Pinchevsky about his book "Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL--The Untold Story of Hockey's Great Escapes." He gives us his top 5 trivia facts about the KHL, and the history of hockey in the Soviet Union. read more...