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06-24-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
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.
If Finnish support is predicated on success (moreso an an innate interest in the game), wouldn't that mean a successful KHL franchise would draw fan interest?

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