Thread: Ukraine: HC Donbas
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09-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ozo View Post
I don't want to be the Mr. Negative again, but currently it only shows that there's a dude in Donetsk who can pump 20+ millions in the hockey team per season, because I can't see how Fedotenko's short term signing shows us that there's any repairing, of Ukrainian development hockey, currently going on.
Fedotenko's signing has nothing to do with the plethora of things going on right now. Kolesnikov pumping millions into the organization is part of it, though.

Originally Posted by ozo View Post
Then again the article Donbass posted on their website few days ago about the signing of two more world class youth hockey coaches could indicate that hockey in Ukraine could be heading in the right way. But yet again this is an isolated case and I can't make broad generalizations about whole Ukrainian hockey programme.
- new arenas around the country
- PHL expansion to non traditional markets (re: anywhere not kiev & kharkiv)
- possible youth league soon
- KHL team, to keep locals from getting russian passports
- Berkut & their organizational growth
- Donbass & their youth teams ('98 Bears, Donbass-2, etc,)

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