Thread: KHL Expansion
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03-18-2013, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyamateur View Post
I believe for KHL to successfully find a team that would be willing to leave either two leagues the best way is to go with already 'radical' clubs. In Sweden you have Malmö Redhawks. Most Swedish people look at this club and think that they are crazy with all of their new plans. A second to best choice would be Leksand, also quite radical and spends money on all kinds of stuff and they want nothing more than to play in the Swedish Elitserien. But they have tried for soon to be 10 years with no success to get there. Leksand would be a good choice. And since Djurgården missed their chance to get up in Elitserien, it could be wise of KHL to contact them with some proposal.
The only reason any of those clubs would even consider joining KHL is because they as you mentioned, are out of the 1st division. If they were all in Elitserien they'd laugh and hang up. Now they use this as some sort of "get us back or we'll leave" type of deal, because it would be, well I wouldn't say a death blow, but it would hurt swedish hockey a LOT to lose Djurgården, Malmö and Leksand.

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