Playing hockey Russian style

Igor Larionov, three-time Stanley Cup champion

1960 - Born in Voskresensk, Soviet Union
1981 - Joins Central Red Army Sports Club (CSKA)
1982 - World champion for two years running
1984 - Olympic gold
1986 - World champion
1988 - Olympic gold
1989 - Signed by Vancouver Canucks
1989 - World champion
1992 - Signed by Hc Lugano
1993 - Signed by San Jose Sharks
1995 - Signed by Detroit Red Wings
1997 - Stanley Cup championship with Detroit
1998 - Stanley Cup championship with Detroit
2000 - Signed by Florida Panthers
2000 - Returns to Detroit Red Wings
2002 - Stanley Cup championship with Detroit
2003 - Signed by New Jersey Devils
2008 - Included in hockey hall of fame, Toronto


Barry Smith, head coach, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL

1952 - Born in Buffalo, New York
1972 - Graduates, Ithaca College
1981 - Moves to Sweden to continue coaching career
1984 - Moves to Norway to continue coaching career
1986 - Returns to the U.S. and moves to Buffalo as Scotty Bowman’s assistant
1991 - Leads Pittsburg Penguins to become Stanley Cup champions
1992 - Leads Pittsburg Penguins to become Stanley Cup champions
1997 - Stanley Cup champion with Detroit as assistant coach
1998 - Stanley Cup champion with Detroit as assistant coach
2002 - Stanley Cup champion with Detroit as assistant coach
2005 - Associate coach, Phoenix Coyotes
2007 - Head coach, SKA St. Petersburg ice hockey club

When it was launched last year, the Continental Hockey League, or KHL, was seen as a challenger to the National Hockey League. A year on, has the KHL kept its momentum? We’ll discuss it with our guests today, legendary ice hockey player and member of the Continental Hockey League's Board of Directors Igor Larionov and Barry Smith, a world renowned ice hockey coach and head coach of the St. Petersburg ice hockey club, SKA.