Viktor Tikhonov: “I’ll be back in Phoenix next year” (Photo © AP/Paul Connors)
Viktor Tikhonov declared that he’s not going to return back in Severstal next year. After scoring two goals to in the regular season contest between Severstal Cherepovets and Metallurg Novokuznetsk, he has been interviewed by a reporter of the local website sport-nk.ru.
RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the most interesting parts of the interview:
Where do you plan to spend the next season?
Viktor Tikhonov: “I have to come back to Phoenix, I have a three years deal with them. Most likely I’m going to play there.”
Is there a big difference between the NHL and the KHL?
Viktor Tikhonov: “A little bit in the game’s speed. And the different rinks size too.”