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GKJ 05-29-2012 11:07 AM

KHL to play 2 regular season games in Brooklyn's Barclay's Center '13 (UPD:cancelled)
 
RT @dchesnokov: #KHL President has announced the League will play two regular season games in Brooklyn next winter.

RT @dchesnokov: According to Medvedev, the short list of #KHL teams to play in Brooklyn are: Dynamo, CSKA, Avangard, Salavat Yulaev and SKA.

digdug41982 05-29-2012 11:12 AM

Strange. It will be great for Russian fans to get a chance to see these teams but as far as expanding the fan base into North America, I just don't see it happening.

Randall Ritchey 05-29-2012 11:13 AM

If Tarasenko doesn't sign with St. Louis and resigns with SKA, then SKA plays in Brooklyn, I'll be in Brooklyn.

Noldo 05-29-2012 11:31 AM

Well, if there is labour issues and the beginning of NHL season is postponed and those KHL games scheduled to early season, those teams could actually have some high profile (Russian) NHLers in their roster.

sipowicz 05-29-2012 11:35 AM

There already is a North American hockey league equivalent to the KHL, it's called the American Hockey League and it's been around since 1940.

Hivemind 05-29-2012 11:42 AM

Depending on the teams and ticket prices, I may go. Sounds like a chance to watch some teams and players I don't normally get to watch.

viper0220 05-29-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sipowicz (Post 50268625)
There already is a North American hockey league equivalent to the KHL, it's called the American Hockey League and it's been around since 1940.



The AHL does not have billionaires as owners. KHL is just starting up, it will become good. AHL has been around since 1940 and the KHL had been around 4 Years.

GKJ 05-29-2012 12:06 PM

KHL has steadily been getting more 4A players, mainly because of money. If you don't think they're better than the AHL, it's conceivable that they could soon.

silvercanuck 05-29-2012 12:29 PM

The KHL is a bush a league no matter who is backing it. We're talking about a culture where Sergei Fedorov swears he was married to Anna Kournakova while she completely denies it and it's no big thing. Until Russia becomes less dangerous and less corrupt it will always be risky playing in the KHL. It will always be the last resort for players that did not grow up in Russia.

jumptheshark 05-29-2012 12:40 PM

There was a report when the KHL expanded that the KHL will try what some the NHL will try in 20 years or so and have teams on another continent.

cska78 05-29-2012 01:18 PM

hello haters))) I hope the tickets are reasonable, I will come from Boston

ult 05-29-2012 02:15 PM

AHL isn't even in top5 leagues worldwide, let alone being comparable to KHL.

Fehr Time* 05-29-2012 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silvercanuck (Post 50270143)
The KHL is a bush a league no matter who is backing it. We're talking about a culture where Sergei Fedorov swears he was married to Anna Kournakova while she completely denies it and it's no big thing. Until Russia becomes less dangerous and less corrupt it will always be risky playing in the KHL. It will always be the last resort for players that did not grow up in Russia.

What does that have to do with anything? Anything to attack players I guess.

I like the fact that the KHL is having games in Bettman's backyard. Anything to thumb Bettman Inc. in the eye is good for the fans and the players.

sipowicz 05-29-2012 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper0220 (Post 50269249)
The AHL does not have billionaires as owners. KHL is just starting up, it will become good. AHL has been around since 1940 and the KHL had been around 4 Years.

The St.Johns Ice Caps are owned by TNSE the principal backer of TNSE is David Thomson who's net worth according to Forbes is $17.5 billion, he is also listed as the 35th richest person in the world.

chasespace 05-29-2012 03:14 PM

Good for them. If they want to try out having games in North America then why not? Doubt it hurts anything.

Coramoor 05-29-2012 03:16 PM

I'd go if it were closer to me but I have a feeling it will be a little bit hilarious. The smaller ice would make some of their tactics fail horribly. I wonder how far ahead they will plan their tactics for just these two games

Dado 05-29-2012 04:03 PM

It would be interesting to see the KHL start a North American division.

Cirris 05-29-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sipowicz (Post 50275217)
The St.Johns Ice Caps are owned by TNSE the principal backer of TNSE is David Thomson who's net worth according to Forbes is $17.5 billion, he is also listed as the 35th richest person in the world.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sipowicz (Post 50268625)
There already is a North American hockey league equivalent to the KHL, it's called the American Hockey League and it's been around since 1940.

Quote:

Originally Posted by viper0220 (Post 50269249)
The AHL does not have billionaires as owners. KHL is just starting up, it will become good. AHL has been around since 1940 and the KHL had been around 4 Years.

and Terry Pegula owns Rochester Americans.

Et le But 05-29-2012 05:18 PM

If I don't have any important commitments I'm going to go.

VladNYC* 05-29-2012 06:32 PM

Going. When are tickets going on sale?

CrazyMonkey1208 05-29-2012 06:43 PM

DHL has a hockey league? Who are they playing, Fedex or UPS? Oh, wait a minute..

Or is it "Kanadian Hockey League" ;)

LadyStanley 05-29-2012 07:10 PM

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1?csp=34sports

Nothing finalized (yet). Dates would be MLK weekend (January 2013).

Oak 05-29-2012 07:20 PM

I'll definitely be there. Really looking forward to it.

Yukon Joe 05-29-2012 07:54 PM

It makes sense when you remember who owns the Barclay Centre...

jfb392 05-29-2012 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sipowicz (Post 50268625)
There already is a North American hockey league equivalent to the KHL, it's called the American Hockey League and it's been around since 1940.

The AHL isn't even close to the KHL.


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