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10-27-2012, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
The KHL would likely comparably to how the WHA did once upon a time. The majority of owners own their arena and would immediate bar the KHL from use of those facilities. Once the NHL returns, they would utterly destroy the KHL teams in marketability and public interest. There is simply no feasible way I can see them able to put even a scratch in the NHL.
They would have to establish in non-NHL venues (eg Markham, Quebec, Hamilton, Seattle, KC, OKC). They have an issue of salary as they don't play as many games as the NHL. Less time to accumulate $ to pay the players. Under their current structure, the KHL is not a for profit business. They would have to make it a division which sees little or no time in Europe for the reg season. And, they couldn't sign NHL players already under contract to stock their teams because as soon as the lockout ended, those players would be unavailable to them.

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