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05-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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YARR123
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Originally Posted by ozo View Post
Once again, what exactly KHL has done for Latvian (or Belarussian, Kazakh) hockey? You all seem so sure about what are you talking about, but, please, give us something solid.
I think it has brought a lot of depth to their national teams. Let's face it, if there were no Dinamo Riga, where would young players develop? In the Latvian League? Now there's an MHL A and MHL B team, a team in the Belarussian league, and a KHL team (under the Dinamo Riga franchise). That's actually a very good development road for a young player. Now the latvian national league has a team full of KHL regulars, that's a lot better than what they had 10 years ago.

Now, what would be even better is that they had a strong national league in addition (IMO it could be possible with the interest hockey gets in Latvia), but I fear it can't be both.

I'd actually be quite interested to know what you for example think of the whole KHL thing, what do you think the KHL brings to or takes from the table?

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