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02-06-2013, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Faterson View Post
These frequent breaks suck, especially for totally meaningless tournaments like the one Slovakia plays in this week. Slovakia only plays meaningless international games the entire season long, except for the 2 weeks of World Championships. And a KHL break like the one right now is not just 1 week -- it's almost 2 weeks!

Such breaks are a relict of the past, of old-fashioned, 20th-century style, small-time, amateurish European hockey leagues. A grand enterprise like the KHL or NHL is incompatible with such a disrupted schedule -- or only to its detriment.
EHT events bring money to the federations. Simple as that. You need these tournaments/games to test players for World Championships.

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