The sad state of German hockey
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06-20-2013, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
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The rogue clubs made up the majority of the ESBG. The thing is that the last few years it was the DEL doing their thing, the ESBG was doing their thing and the DEB with all the lower tier leagues was doing something else.
Now the majority of clubs that were organized in the ESBG want to change their direction and kind of join with the DEL. A few former ESBG clubs do not support this and they sided with the DEB.
And since only a league that is recognized and accepted by the local hockey federation, in this case the DEB, is also accepted by the IIHF, any league formed by those 9 or 10 (if Landshut joins them) teams, will be considered a rogue league.
I hope this clarifies things a little.
Yes it does, thank you. For some reason, I always though the ESBG was more so the overseeing organization of the 2.Bundesliga that was "buddy buddy" with the DEB which made the clubs upset.
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