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07-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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Should Denmark consider a KHL franchise?

At the 2010, 13 of the Belarus National Team roster played for Dinamo Minsk, whilst 16 of the Latvia roster were with Dinamo Riga.

If the MultiArena proposed for Copenhagen was built could it become a home for a semi-national team made up of our non-NHL players playing as a KHL franchise?

Increasingly we have some top players being drafted but to develop they have to leace Danish shores. The domestic league is pretty low key so limits the development of a supporting cast to play alongside the likes of :

Mikkel Boedker, Lars Eller, Frans Nielsen, Peter Regin, Jannick Hansen, Nicklas Jensen, Frederick Andersen, Philip Larsen and Oliver Lauridsen.

If a Copenhagen franchise was established to play in the KHL as teams from Latvia, Slovakia, Belarus, and in 2012-13 Italy are, would the standard of our own national team increase allowing us to qualify for 2014 and 2018 and supporting our application to host the IIHF World Championship in 2017.

A roster could comprise:

F: Morten Madsen, Kasper Degn, Kim Staal, Thor Dresler, Nicholas Hardt, Svend Svendsen, Patrick Russell, Alex Sundberg, Kim Lykkeskov, Julian Jacobsen, Thomas Spelling, Kirill Starkov, Nicolai Meyer

D: Mads Boedker, Simon Gonvaldt, Jesper Jensen, Daniel Nielsen, Stafan Lassen, Jesper Damgaard, Jannick Christiansen, Markus Lauridsen

G: Sebastian Dahm, Peter Hirsch, Patrick Galbraith.

and a raft of other young players.

Places on the roster could be held for the star performers in the AL-Liga encouraging young players to come through to improve the standard of the AL Liga as almost a farm league.

Thoughts?


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