Thread: KHL Expansion
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02-15-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
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).
I don't think so. The Swedes are always very alarmed when KHL teams sign all their top players. This trend would only continue with the Stavanger Oilers playing in KHL. Not only Norwegians would play in this team but also a lot of other top talent that is lost for Elitserien then. Same would be the case with Gdansk who for sure would sign lots of foreigners.

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