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01-01-2013, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by SoundAndFury View Post
Yes, in a way it is about how the Winter Classic is presented but it is THESE PLAYERS and THE HIGH LEVEL OF THE ON-ICE PRODUCT which enables the NHL to present it in such manner. Because it's very important match and because there are best players from all over the world and the highest level of hockey.

People are not that stupid. You can't just say "hey, it's the KHL match but really you have to watch it". You have to give them the reason and at this point KHL doesn't have that reason. It doesn't offer anything spectacular.
Meh, NHL has the best players, but that doesn't mean that on-ice product is always the best. Just look at Western Stanley Cup playoffs this year - cool, so many stars and so well-organised teams, too bad the games were generally extremely unspectacular.
Hockey level in the KHL is actually the closest aspect comparing to the NHL. Many people think it's better than the NHL's (whether they are right or wrong, they think so). But NHL name magic is what really makes the difference here.

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