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12-06-2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post

I have a hard time seeing a trans-european league also. Swedish fans like to see Swedish teams play other Swedish teams.
I'd go one step further. Swedish fans want to see Swedish players.

Think about the NHL where Montreal is consistently under the microscope for its use of french players. How would that play out across Europe? Every country would be like a Quebec where they would want its national heroes on their team.

You see some of that in the NHL with Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton/Calgary wanting local kids, in general talent gets spread out. How will it work in Europe when the Sedins get drafted by a Swiss team? How could an Alfreddson possibly get traded from a Sweden?

How can a German team compete for players with a Swedish team where the Swedes all want to play at home?

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