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02-04-2013, 09:08 PM
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Would a KHL team in Alaska work? The league doesn't seem to mind too much about time zone differences or distances given how large their footprint already is, and they need some more teams in the further East areas to somewhat limit Khabarovsk's travel. KHL's attendances aren't through the roofs anyway either.
I think it would likely be able to work from a time zone perspective, but is there really a population that would follow the team in Alaska? I really think it'd be hard to sell the KHL to Americans.
If the KHL wants to create a division in the far east, they should be looking to massive, major cities like Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong where there are a lot of billionaires with money to play with. Adding a team in each of those cities and putting another in Vladivostok would create a capable 'far east' division and would help to expand and develop hockey in Asia.
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