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03-19-2009, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Toni Porkka View Post
Besides Nuremberg, there are no informations about teams not meeting payrolls.
Cologne and some other non-play off teams did only cut their payrolls.
yep, but there are several team losing a lot of money. cologne was reported to lose 2mill this season.
hannover expected a much bigger attendance.
hamburg was a disappointment.

luckily they have all bigger sponsorship otherwise the loss could have been dramatic.

krefeld is always fighting hard to survive and we get rumors about bankruptcy for how many years now?

and this is just the DEL. in 2nd-tier bad tolz was dominating the league until they went bankrupt because the lack of 500k (!!!!). they had to release the best players and are now relegated.

in the oberliga deggendorf wasn't able to pay salary in december. leipzig is also in trouble.

and my guess is that in summer we will see a lot of teams crying. the trouble in german hockey is big. horrible schedules, changing the schedules every season and many other on going all cost hockey teams fans.

the good news is that the teams without big arenas in the DEL all manage to survive pretty good. frankfurt, straubing, augsburg, kassel, iserlohn seem to be good adresses for players. calm environment, no talk about financial struggle.

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