Leo Tolstoy wrote “War and Peace.” Pyotr Tchaikovsky composed “Swan Lake.” Sergei Eisenstein made “Battleship Potemkin.” And the list of great Russian contributions to the arts goes on. Enter Novosibirsk’s “Sibir” KHL hockey team and its decision to unveil its new 2014-15 uniforms in a video presentation that rivals the opening of “Game of Thrones.”
The brooding music! The mood lighting! The slow-rolling camera cuts! The romantic over-the-shoulder stare of Konstantine Alexeyev at the two-minute, ten second mark! The dramatic pause to highlight the team’s neon-green sponsor Megafon!
Yes, if you didn’t have a favorite KHL team before, you have one now. The only questions now is when will the sequel come out?