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02-15-2013, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
The Norwegian team gave the Russians their toughest opposition in the 2012 WC. I totally agree that it would be a big impetus to Sweden entering a team in the league, which in turn would no doubt prompt entry of a Finnish team right behind.
That had more to do with Russian team's attitude. I also think Swedes could not care less what Norwegians do with their hockey clubs. There's no domestic money nor fan interest in Sweden nor Finland to start a KHL club. Clubs are also a bit reluctant to hand over the control of their clubs to Russian state sponsored companies (which is why Espoo Blues had no interest in KHL ultimately).

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