Wasting talent in CHL, evidence
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01-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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That wasn't the problem, coaching or rather lack of money for good coaches was the problem in the Czech Rep. The professional coaches outpriced themselves and the fathers who took their places, weren't educated enough. This resulted in much inferior junior leagues so naturally the players went to more challenging leagues to get better coaching.
That's the problem every European league has and it's not an easy fix. The CHL is a self sustaining entity that actually works and pays for itself in ticket sales and tv contracts, admittedly by paying the actual players virtually nothing, although they do get a university scholarship so that's something. The cost of a franchise is somewhere in the 10 million dollar area at the moment for the OHL, so it's not like they are struggling to find willing owners. This type of system doesn't really work anywhere else in the world. Russia's new system could certainly work as a lot of the clubs are bankrolled by billionaire owners. Most of the rest of the world has to make due and struggle with whatever they can scrap together.
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