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07-14-2013, 12:40 AM
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Just as a quick note when I use Eurasia my intent is referring to Europe, the former USSR, and the baltic states. I'm not inferring that hockey would take off in other parts of Asia just to make that clear.

As far as the US yeah, probably a stretch. Just kind of pisses me off historically that Canadian players are considered hacks in the US, by US broadcasters who fawn over any import players all day any day. In an NHL league composed of 60% Canadian players its a joke how little focus any of them get in US based telecasts.

I almost think Russian, Swede Czech hockey imported to the US to play against americans players and team would be a far bigger sell in the US than the NHL. Just subtract all the Canadian filler and they'd somehow eat it up.

ps I don't particularly like Kovy either.

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