Thread: KHL Expansion
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12-05-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Faterson View Post
Are you kidding, Vicente? Games against NHL teams would be a huge hit on the European side. Everyone would like to see them. As to the American side, if the European teams were competitive enough, they might definitely be a hit overseas, too. Remember how popular the various "Summit Series" have always been. If there was a world-wide hockey league, European stars like Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk, Selanne et al might never have left Europe... and you think they wouldn't draw big audience numbers overseas? I'm sure they would.
I like to read all your posts, they are all interesting. But sometimes I disagree. I remember games of long ago CSKA Moscow against NHL teams. They were interesting on American side first of all because it was clash of two systems: communism (or socialism whatever you want) against capitalism. But in the case of GHL I doubt that it would be so interesting. Even in the NHL what is more interesting to watch: derby like Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia or Pittsburgh vs Saint Lous Blues?

Even the KHL, lets' suggest in two years Milan Italy, Vladivostok, may be others teams will join KHL, will it add the quality to the KHL, I doubt.
What is the optimal quantity of teams in a sports league? I doubt that it would exceed more than 30-34. People (aside of advanced fans) already don't know all teams and players and it's not surprise that games against those teams don't excite their minds already

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