Thread: KHL Expansion
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12-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by vorky View Post
And therefore one league - KHL - is ideal for Europe. Or close cooperation ET and KHL.

Yes, domestic leagues woudl be ruined, but who cares? Now they are developing leagues, they can stay developing league if a few teams from country joins KHL. No difference .. yes, there is one - this leagues will not be farm leagues of NHL anymore but ONLY KHL. It is not true that they would be farm leagues of KHL and NHL at the same time.
Well. The only three leagues in Europe that are farm leagues (and only the Swedes for NHL, the others for KHL) are Elitserien, SM-liiga and Czech Extraliga. All the other ones like DEL, EBEL or NLA are even signing lot of NHL players. And the fans love their domestic leagues because they are very entertaining and exciting during all of the season.

And how many players leave for NHL/KHL every year from top leagues in Western Europe? Maybe 30-40? Of several thousand professional players. That's not worth destroying national leagues...

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