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07-04-2011, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
Especially on the 4th of July! USA! USA!

Seriously though, the NHL is and will be the best league in the world. I think if any league was to challenge it, it would be the SEL expanding.

Sweden does not have the money that the government of Russia has, nor the Russian population nor Russia's population.

Everyone just look at the present day quality of players, but the KHL is backed by the government of Russia, and private companies might have a hard time competing with a government.

Let's keep in mind that KHL is only 3 years old, and it already made inroads with Europeans, older players, and borderline NHLers. Those may be "tolerable" loses, but you have to assume that the KHL will not stop where it presently is after only 3 seasons.

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