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04-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by malkinfan View Post
Exactly. Ruzicka is having a hard time understanding this. He thinks that the Czech league play is better than KHL play (delusional), and that the Czech league teams can't compete with Lev Prague (well duh that's not the point). The idea is to get rid of all of these fragmented domestic leagues of like 10 teams, usually 2-3 powerhouse and the rest average or below par. Now the KHL comes in and scoops those good markets up and gives those teams an additional financial boost. Now fans of those markets get a top flight match to watch every single game because its 30 teams strong. Its called infrastructure upgrade.
This is great in theory - culling powerhouse teams from each of the smaller fragmented national leagues - but it's undone by there being so many crappy Russian teams involved diluting the talent-base.

Cut a bunch of Russian teams in remote or oversaturated locations and this plan works much better.

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