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04-27-2010, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Short answer: Yes. But first of all make it a 16 team league. No need to have a glorified 2nd tier with teams like Leksand + Malmö and also Mora, Växjö, Västerås and Almtuna that are clubs with elite ambitions and a solid fan/population base. We have somewhere around 18-20 teams that would like nothing more than playing in Elitserien, and spots for 12. Thats why the club economy is utter crap in HA, to even compete for a spot you have to take a big risk. More teams, more spots for juniors and in the end better development spread over the country.
Yeah, those two are major concerns moving forward.

We need to find a way to have a larger number of clubs that are financially strong, hate it when clubs have to fold, like Björklöven just did.

I am not entirely sold on 14 or 16 teams but I fully understand your reasoning.
On the other hand, one could point to a "signifact" gap between SSK/Rögle and the rest of the teams.

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