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04-29-2013, 07:12 AM
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pakovits
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Originally Posted by Peter25 View Post
Yes. The only way to generate interest in hockey in cities such as Vladivostok is to bring a new KHL team there.

If the economic conditions and infrastructure are there the hockey pyramid (the junior and farm teams) can be built later.


That is possible if there are existing KHL teams that do not meet the conditions to play in the KHL. But no team should be relegated to the VHL just for the sake of contracting the league. All the teams that are financially capable and meet other conditions should be allowed to play in the KHL.

the question is how high do you want to set the financial and other conditions? what is the ambition and what is realistic?

i would set them quite low but contract the league on the basis of on-ice performance and leave it open to entry through promotion and relegation based on sporting success. but i guess the russians want to copy the north-american model without considering the differences in sports landscape in north-america and europe.

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