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11-06-2012, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
Lev will cease to exist?
Only according to the rumour mill... Sarcastic observers say that, Lev having completed its mission (= making KHL feel welcome in the Czech Republic), it will move on so that there can be a Lev Budapest or Lev Bucharest next season, perhaps leaving a new trail of debts behind like it did in Poprad...

The last part is a sarcastic joke, but I do get the impression from Czech media that Czech hockey fans are slowly getting used to accept the idea that Sparta Prague might join the KHL one day... whereas a year ago, any such idea would be immediately dismissed as outrageous. If Lev Prague manages to change the Czech people's attitude towards the KHL, then it would indeed be "Mission Accomplished" for Lev Prague, even if it only were a one-year project.

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