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06-28-2011, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by The Panda Bolt View Post
You act as though what happened was HC Budivelnyk. Should they have made sure the arena upgrades would happen before they announced the team and started signing players? Probably. Was it their fault that the renovations could never be worked out? No.
from your pov it's correct, but, one has to dig deeper. If you are serious about the team, you could have played somewhere else for a year, while the palace was being renovated (in Belorus, Poland, Russia) just renting a palace. The problem was much deeper, the guy who was trying to start up Budyvelnik was no hockey fan, he wanted the palace to become his - expansive property in Kiev-downtown, once he realized he can't have it - he was no longer interested in a team.

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