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11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Eidyia View Post
This wont make sense until we have at least ten good professional leagues. And they should be pretty evenly matched also if this tournament would make sense.

Now we have NHL -> KHL ---> Elitserien/SM-liiga/NLA/Extraliga/DEL--> Slovakia/Austria--> Etc...

Long story short: Too much parity. NHL is the Champions League of Hockey already, and KHL is the UEFA Cup, if you will.
The Champions league does not have to make sense only if there are 10 good leagues in Europe. The Champions League should be created to inspire other countries to join the hockey world.

Right now you have
NHL
KHL
Sweden
Finland
Czech

Right there you can have a pretty good tournament

Then you can add in more teams from Germany and Slovakia and Austria.

Add in a wildcard team, a French team shocked the world by winning a European tournament last year. I know its not the best Euro tournament but still... a french team.

You can easily make a 16 team league... 4 groups, each group holds an NHL and a KHL team. The other 2 teams are random order of rankings and lottery. I see a vision for this and it is beautiful.

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