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10-20-2010, 08:46 AM
Ladislav Scurko
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Future watch Hockeyallsvenskan

Sweden Tier 2 aka Allsvenskan is today the biggest development league in Sweden. Home of many semi-professional clubs that have been dancing in SEL aswell as upcommers from even lower divisions. There is a huge gap economy-wise between the topdogs Malmö & Leksand and underdogs Troja/Ljungby & Sundsvall.
Will these losing teams that ends up in the bottom of the series year after year continue to survive? I doubt that.
In Trojas case. They are a small town low budget team that lives entirely on money from local business Strålfors and some pocket change for young talents moving towards region dominators HV71. The Arena Sunnerbohov is miserable at most and the only good thing about this team is the long hockeytradition that lives there.
In Sundsvalls case. They are number 2 in the city and functioning as a farm team at Timrå of SEL. No public atendence to speak of, Few sponsors and was religated to Tier 3 (Division 1) last spring but got their slot in Allsvenskan because of economic meltdown of former giants Björklöven.
Now there are a bunch of teams in Division 1 that are aiming for a place in Allsvenskan w a serious mind (Arena, Fanbase, Sponsors) of staying there for a longer term. These are for the moment Karlskrona, Vita Hästen & Björklöven. On a longer perspective we can count in teams as Nyköping, Nybro, Asplöven and maybe Bajen Fans Hockey.
Right or wrong? The future will give us the answers. Any thoughts on this?

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