OT: KHL expands into the European Union
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07-05-2011, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Your first point is spot-on. People say, "Well, what if things get better in the KHL?" What evidence is there to suggest that things are improving, or will be improving? Everything I've seen seems to indicate the opposite...clubs bleeding money, substandard operations and facilities, and things getting worse by the season.
I agree with the rest of your post as well.
Sunrise, Dallas, Nashville, Phoenix don't paint a pretty picture. You just had an Atlanta team move to Winnipeg, you had Kansas City assocaited with both the Pens and Islanders. Everything isn't rosy in the NHL.
No team in any sport is a safe bet. People have been proclaiming the NFL as a moneymaker, but, whoops, both Buffalo and Jacksonville could face being on the chopping block. The NFL needs a team in L.A.? They had one...twice, with one winning a Super Bowl.
What evidence is there of the KHL improving? They just secured a team from both Slovakia and Italy. Who is to say the KHL won't succeed in alluring more teams/countries to join?
European League, European League, even though the Russians are behind it, it's very close to being just that, a European League. Sure, it's going through some growing pains but to convey it as having no wiggle room for improvement, well, sorry, but I'm just going to have to baulk at that idea.
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