KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) 2012-2013 season part II
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12-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by
Peter, I'm sure that people
from the apartheid enjoyed that regime, too. It was worse if you happened to be on the other side, among the non-privileged ones.
Yeah, I'm sure if I was Russian, Czech, Finnish or Swedish, I might enjoy the tourney. But not like this -- I find it offensive. At least in a typical KHL or NHL game, you can see players from (potentially) all countries of the world. But in that tourney about to start, you need to be a citizen of 4 select countries in order to participate. I give that a big
Slovakia has been forced to play second-rate international tourneys for 2 decades now during these international breaks. I assure you most Slovak hockey fans don't give a damn about these tourneys. Slovan coach Čada has requested that no Slovan player be nominated for the upcoming tourney in Switzerland. That's how "prestigious" the tourney is for Slovakia -- that Slovakia's current top team will send no players to it. Slovan prefers to focus on the European Trophy club-level competition during the break.
I sincerely hope the Euro Hockey Tour will be cancelled 2 years from now, as has recently been rumoured. I would be all for renewing the former, full-fledged Izvestiya Cup, which was not just 3 games, and not just 4 teams.
Not that story again...
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