Medvedev wants to expand to 64 teams
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06-24-2012, 08:10 AM
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Poju is one of Tappara's owners at the moment.
I guess that if some finnish team will join the KHL it won't get much audience. If my team Jokerit will join the KHL I promise that I don't watch Jokerit games anymore. I'm not interested at all to look some russian clubs. It won't work in Finland. Nobody isn't care about random russian hockey clubs. Even SaiPa is interesting team than Kazan.
There seems to be a rampant misconception that Finns would automatically flock out to watch the big stars no matter what. Finnish league doesn't even have an all-star anymore due to poor attendance, viewership and public reception. I think the last time it was held (only held a couple of times), sports news interviewed people leaving the game in the middle of it because it was "a joke" (no checking, no intensity etc.). Finns all also not sports crazy but success crazy. If their team is doing well, they'll go see it but if not, they'll stay home. Hence why becoming a bottom feeder in KHL is not in their plans.
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