How popular is hockey in Denmark?
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12-25-2012, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
I was assuming that a team in the KHL would need at least 12.000-14.000 stadium capacity, which is exactly what the future arena in Copenhagen will have. Fill half of it and I believe you are around the average number of spectators at a KHL game.
I dont think that its an outrageous number of fans. A big effort in promotion of hockey could and should be done in and around that time. With a hopefully successful Olympic qualification and participation, a World championship taking place at the arena and maybe even a NHL pre-season game, should create enough hype. Take the best of the rest of the national team (non-nhl) and spice it up with a 6-7 or so quality foreigners (or maybe even lure Frans Nielsen back) and you could have a decent team in 2016.
X - X - Mads Christensen
Nicklas Hardt - X - X
Julian Jakobsen - Morten Madsen - Frederik Storm
Morten Poulsen - Jesper Jensen - Thomas Spelling
*(Kiril Starkov - Bjorkstrand - Patrick Russell)
X - X
Oliver Lauridsen - Jesper Jensen
Stefan Lassen - Markus Lauridsen
*(Simon Gronvaldt - Marco Illmann)
Extras could play for a farm team in the AL-Bankligaen.
Ofcause, then there is always the question mark of ownerships/sponsorship ect. Time will tell... I guess.
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