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03-05-2010, 10:10 AM
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I'm assuming most Russian fans viewed the KHL thing is a way for them to try to show they have top talent equivalent to the NHL?
No one thinks like that. The primary purpose of the KHL is to have a strong domestic hockey infrastructure, including the marketing aspect and junior hockey. The attraction of foreign players and NHLers only marginally boosts the quality of the games. The KHL is not some experiment meant to compete with the NHL. It's the successor to the more financially-restrained and unstable RSL. In order to become stable and more financially viable, the KHL is obviously adopting some NHL policies. Unless the NHL plan to have is own clubs in Russia and Eastern/Northern Europe, then it doesn't compete with the NHL.
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