Thread: KHL Expansion
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03-19-2013, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
Yeah, I mean look at all the success Latvia has enjoyed at the Worlds in recent years. Oh wait...

On a broader scale, dilution of talent in all leagues. Does any one really think there are enough quality players in Europe that a teams in Milan or Gdansk would be any better than the Ottawa Senator 20 years ago? If they manage to draw star players from other European leagues by overpaying them, than would in turn dilute those team or leagues of talent and then you'd end up with lesser competition in both the KHL and other leagues.
Care to explain why Latvia would have prospered without the KHL?
Mick Indrashis, one of the most talented young players in the KHL, plays in a high quality league. If he has possibility, if he is in demand he can move to the NHL. It's a free market, nobody can handcuff him to radiator. What's bad for him in the KHL?

To prosper on WC every country has to develop the system: build new ice rinks, draw in hockey more and more children. That's the problem, not the KHL.The KHL is just top of the iceberg, it's not panacea. If you think that all countries involved in the KHL immeduately become champions of the world, you are wrong. I see you want to put full responsibility on the KHL

Nobody says the KHL is ideal. Yes it has flaws, but it's only 5 yo.

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