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05-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Sergei DRW View Post
It has a lot to do with the emergence of KHL and youth league MHL. Soon, many of the Russian stars will think twice about crossing the pond and become labeled a "heartless russian".
And that's a good thing. I believe NHL has to get a slap to the face.
Russia NT continued success simultaneously with more and more international losses of Canada probably creates doubts about untouchable status of NHL as the best league.
It will affect revenues in NHL. No. Not in Canada, but in USA. Then maybe Gary Bettman understands that non-supporting of international hockey, whole hockey in big picture was a mistake.

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