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In the episode 17 Igor Eronko discusses with his guest Andrei Osadchenko all the pairs of the first round of Gagarin Cup playoffs. 0:38 CSKA is in its own league, looking to beat Torpedo 5:43 Vityaz lost Alex Semin and it hurts facing SKA 7:32 Jokerit and Lokomotiv should have a long series 13:04 Moscow rivalry with a lot of heat 18:25 Tatarstan’s rivalry with Ak Bars as an older brother 22:30 Barys against Metallurg 25:30 2019 Eastern conference finals rematch 30:43 All Russian series between Avtomobilist and Sibir «Lokomotiv is a darn good team at this point. The fact they finished 6th in the West has to be attributed with Craig MacTavish being their head coach going into the season. They were terrible under his command. Mike Pelino did a lot of right things and turned things around». «Spartak is a bit of a barn burner tended team. They can win 7-4, 5-3, that’s they’re kind of deal. While it’s been surprising them play like that under Oleg Znarok. I’d expect them to play 7 games against Dynamo». «Avangard looks the better team. They have an amazing choice of players. But Salavat… Are they the most unpredictable Cup contenders ever? In North America they have that stereotype of enigmatic Russian players. Who show up for one game and then don’t show up for a week after. Salavat is that enigmatic player. They’re a like a junior team, not a pro team. But they can beat anyone on any day». «That’s like an all Russian series. If you are an impartial hockey fan and you don’t live in Moscow that’s the series you have to focus on. Avtomobilist and Sibir present the cities that battle hard for the right to be called the third biggest city in Russia».