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Originally Posted by Faterson
Vicente, I'm not talking about "top calibre players" but about teams. If European teams are competitive enough against NHL teams on a regular basis, then a worldwide hockey league makes sense. If they aren't competitive enough, then such a league doesn't make sense. As to who exactly needs to play for those European hockey teams, and for exactly how much money, I don't know  that may be your and Proclamation's obsession, but not mine.

But you have to see, too, that there can't be equally competitive teams from two continents if the teams of one continent can pay much higher salaries and thus sign all the good players of the other continent. That is just the problem we had in the recent 30 years.
I also would like to see guys like Ovechkin or Crosby sign with my local DEL team Kölner Haie but without money it's impossible.