The KHL Impact on World Championships
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05-18-2012, 10:54 AM
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The KHL is indeed interesting, and good for former SSRs who have had great players but have experienced a steady decline since the fall of the USSR, countries like; Latvia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine.
The hockey interest a KHL team (or any big league team) can spark locally and nationwide over time can for sure inspire youngsters to pursue their dreams to play hockey on a big stage.
I do see this hockey-train carry on further into continental Europe over time, I don't however see Swedish, Finnish or for that sake Swiss teams playing in the KHL anytime soon. Mainly because those leagues (and teams) are way to established and part of the hockey heritage of their respective county and country.
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