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01-21-2013, 10:51 AM
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well, I don't think it's public yet, but, imho, Medvedev and co don't mind the fall out of poor Russian team to the VHL (Vityaz', Avto (unless they poor the money into the team that clearly do exist in e-burg, Kuznya, mb Spartak) will sooner or later move down to the VHL to be replaced by the Western powerful clubs. I think Medvedev wants that, get rid of problematic clubs, replace them with financial power-houses,
but this won't work
and Russian hockey will loose it's identity completely.
Look at all the idiotic rush-decisions they make accepting clubs to KHL/MHL, clubs that can't even finish their inaugural season, and some don't even make it as far as starting it.
Why i for one think it will absolutley work.Loosing vityaz or avto will not lose the leagues indentity it will just make way for more profitable and marketable teams thats all.
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