Thread: KHL Expansion
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03-18-2013, 01:47 PM
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Vicente
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Originally Posted by Jonimaus View Post
I don't get the idea. KHL is planning to have teams in markets with close to 0 hockey interest, meaning who the hell will want to sponsor a team like that? Close to all money will have to be given to them by the league/tv deal. Not only will some of those clubs apparantly be in cities where the scandinavian players would not want to live unless they get overpaid by a lot, is the KHL this wealthy, can they support clubs that will go with huge - each year for a lot of years?
Well, some people might even think living in places like Gdansk, Milan or Zagreb is nicer than living in Karlstad or the ghetto that Malmö is. But who knows?

PS:

Regarding interest in hockey. Norway has a lot of potential for a top hockey team and so does Poland. Both have a rather low-level hockey league compared to other top leagues in Europe but they have enthusiastic fans. In Zagreb for example hockey is getting more and more attention as sports no.1 too.

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