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01-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Helo View Post
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.
well, first of all, Russian hockey is such (love it or hate it) that young players don't get much exposure, spend too much time riding the pine and never rich their potential, the aforementioned teams due to lack of funding feed a lot of youth through their rosters and help them develop. You cut that off - that sort of dries the well right away.
Add to that the lack of commitment of non-Russian teams, something goes other than their way, they quit the league. I have written before, that every team joining the KHL needs to sign a contract or a letter of intention, that if they quit the league - they are fined (I say a contract for 5 years, fine = years missed * minimal KHL budget)

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