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06-27-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Finnpin View Post
SM-liiga and Kummola's federation posse has been killing Finnish hockey themselves...not Hjallis or Jokerit.

SM-liiga can survive without Jokerit.
I agree on SM-liigas survival if it's only Jokerit (although as a HIFK fan it would piss me off to see the rivalry die) but my fear is that if Jokerit goes after that clubs like IFK, Tappara, Kärpät etc. will head for that path too. And there simply is not money in Finland to be a meaningful team. So it's either Russian owned teams or yay, Finland's ''best'' teams just became the SaiPa's of the KHL. And the rest of the league withers away and dies or becomes some completely watered down half-mestis league.

And although I might be in the minority I have zero interest seeing SKA, Dynamo or any other team with their euro ''stars'' (or god forbid some Siberian team) over any SM-league team. Decades of tradition possibly thrown away like a disposable commodity.
Putrid. Absolutely putrid.

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