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07-01-2013, 09:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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You say a lot of silly things in a lot of threads, but here you have a point.
Hell, our clubs can't even unite about adding 2 more spots in SHL..
Finnish top clubs would have no problem with a Nordic club, but since the Swedes can't agree on it/anything, they'll focus their efforts on European League or Champion's league/cup (HIFK bosss Timo Everi is organizing that with IIHF).
Just so you Swedes are clear, Harkimo has been making a loss with Hartwall Areena throughout it's existence and Jokerit have not been making profit for the last decade either there, so he got fed up with waiting for a European league and went for the quick profit.
Expecting other teams to follow soon isn't likely because e.g. HIFK nor Kärpät have a proper arena for the league (HIFK have plans to build a new one but that could take ages) nor money of their own. Kärpät had plans some years ago but then the IT industry in Oulu (read=Nokia) collapsed and they have no concrete plans for a new arena at the moment. Neither team's fanbase is interested in KHL.
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