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11-05-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mannheim View Post
If KHL really increase number of games, what happens with WC then ? Only solution is to move it after KHL or play it during the season !?
A season of 82 games is pretty tiresome, that's simply too much. 52 games - that's certainly too few. ~65 seems like a good goal.

If 2 international breaks are cancelled (November & February), then it gives each KHL team 20 days for additional 7-9 games. The one in April is fine, cause it is a true preparation for WC and only players that aren't playing in the final stages of GC are participating. The December one is should stay as well, cause WJC and other junior events take place, plus an adult exhibition tournament might also occur - maybe a glorified version of Izvestiya tourney, Euro Championship with 8-12 teams. And as Shalayev mentioned a year ago, most Russian KHL clubs don't have a home during Christmas holidays, because of many festivals that are organized in multifunctional sport halls.

Another 5-6 games can be played in August, if the season starts 2 weeks earlier.

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