Thread: KHL Draft 2012
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05-30-2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by khlman View Post
Although even if KHL drops foreigner limit, teams will still want to be made up of mostly domestic players as is evidenced by Dinamo Riga, Minsk, Barys (to lesser), Czech/Slovak teams.
Or Donbass? Both Minsk and Barys plays foreigners 75% of the time so I don't agree with you. Weren't there more Czech players in Poprad than Slovaks too? Of course teams with good hockey schools will try to keep as many graduates as possible, but I don't think anyone is expecting to see a more than 10 foreigners on most Russian teams in any case.

Anyway, the biggest gain will be the drop of the salary for Russian players who are a deficit currently because the league this big really stretches Russia resources. Lesser teams won't be forced to overpay, frankly speaking, VHLers just to fill the roster.

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