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11-23-2012, 09:32 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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And never less senior players in our (short) hockey history, while NT regressing. EBEL has very little in common with Croatian hockey. Sooner or later Medvescak will run out of the money and become bottom feeder in EBEL and that will lead to lower interest and they gonna eventually be kicked out of the league, which is primarly Austrian one. If that happens, and we stay out of KHL, hockey in Croatia will suffer long and painful death. From being 12th most attended team in Europe hockey in Croatia, or should I say croatian hockey, doesn't have much...
EBEL has very little in common with Croatian hockey.
I dont understand this at all. You do realize Austria has 4 foreign teams in its league now and are looking to expand with two new teams both of which are not from Austria. The EBEL and Austria does not have strong enough teams within its country to just be a league made up of only Austrian teams. In fact, if you look at the time they allowed foreign countries to join then you could also see a huge rise in popularity from the league. It went from #14 in 2006, then allowing Hungry and Slov teams to join and going down to #11. Croatia joined and they became #9. And last year they were #7.
Sooner or later Medvescak will run out of the money and become bottom feeder
I apologize, but WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Where is any evidence they will lose money? In a huge recession, the team has done nothing but grow its popularity and profit in the last 10 years... The last 5 years their growth has been exponential.
They went from being an unheard about team to the #13 attendance in Europe. The first and only team that cracked Europes top 20.
That popularity will only grow after a successful event in Pula, currently being #1 in the EBEL and signing top players in the world like Dustin Jeffrey. Their relationship with their sponsors, investors and fans have done nothing but GROW. The KHL has come out and said they have higher interest in bringing the team to the KHL now as well. They have sold out every game they have played in their Dome (the 15,000 capacity arena) and have increased their playing time their annually.
EBEL and that will lead to lower interest and they gonna eventually be kicked out
I highly doubt the team will be kicked out since they are the most popular team in the league. Their sponsors have grown, signing with American Express and UNICEF. The only way they will leave the EBEL is when they find themself ready to move onto the KHL. They have said no the KHL for now, believing that the team must grow its core first before there thrown into a pit of higher competition. And they are 100% right. No need to jump onto a bandwagon that is the KHL until fully being comfortable with the current team roster.
I dont care where you live, your 100% about the current status of Medvescak hockey. You act as though the team has not done anything in years. You act as though the teams popularity as not grown immensely in the last 5 years, or the last 3 years.
The growth of the team continues and continues to inspire a better result from Croatia National team and other Croatian Hockey clubs. The Medvescak team has already inspired a new club to join the Croatia league. I know the Croatia league is a joke but any growth is a positive.
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