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05-09-2011, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by finchster View Post
I read somewhere that Donbass will have an MHL team, not this year but the 2012-13 season (can't find the link now). If Donbass can gain control over some good Ukrainian youth players and get them in the MHL, I think that would mitigate the lack of development from Sokol Kiev.
An MHL team would be great, the key though is the development of players aged 14 and younger, something that Sokil have been good at over the years. Losing that program would hurt Ukrainian hockey and would take several years to recover from as a good youth development program can't be put in place over night.

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