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03-30-2013, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Spektanto View Post
I've read this interview with Kochevrin - the part about the next season schedule, conferences, and international breaks, and agree with him completely: it will be a sort of nightmare next year.

Season starts at September, 2nd. And we have:
- September 7. Lokomotiv memory day.
- February 6 to 23. Sochi Olympics.
- May 9. Start of WC.
- 4-5 days for the KHL All-Star game
- and some kind of Eurotour (4-nation tournament or maybe 16-teams Euro Championship).

Gagarin Cup finals have to finish at 5-6 of May, if there will be no Eurotour; one or two weeks earlier if it will be.

Kochevrin said the conferences in the future season will be reformed. Medvescak has good chances to join the league; Milano's are noticeable as well; don't forget about Vladivostok. All in all we'll have up to 29 teams. When to play?
Euro Hockey Tour will still be there next season, the February tournament will obviously be dropped though. Maybe the April one as well? Wouldn't it also be smart to copy the NHL and not have the All-star game during Olympic years?

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