The KHL was formed from RSL (Russian Super League) IN 2008. The KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) is the major professional Ice Hockey league in Europe and Asia and overall it behind only NHL in popularity. In its short period of existence teams from countries like Belarus, China, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, and Slovakia have participated in KHL.
The KHL’s season structure is similar to that of NHL. The teams will play in series of games in Regular Season and top teams from Eastern Conference and Western Conference will qualify for the KHL Playoffs where the top team will be awarded Gagarin Cup.