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08-11-2008, 04:40 PM
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OT: War in Russia/Georgia effect KHL

Obviously hockey is not the priority when war breaks out, but what effect do these events in Russia/Georgia have on any of the KHL teams?

Do any of these teams actually have to play/ fly over this area of the country?

Will this deter players from signing with KHL teams?
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I know we have some Russian Ranger fans. I know a handful of these teams but my Russian geography knowledge is not so great.

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Do any of these teams actually have to play/ fly over this area of the country?

Will this deter players from signing with KHL teams?
No

Nobody really care in Russia. Right now its slightly bigger than Iraq "war" and i hope its end fast.

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How close is the nearest KHL franchise?

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How close is the nearest KHL franchise?
Torpedo from Novgorod is probably closest and its not close at all.

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50 miles? 100 miles?

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http://mapofrussia.org/russia/map-of-russia_16.htm <- Novgorod = Near Finland ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._in_Europe.png <- Georgia / South Ossetia = Near Turkey

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Here's a Google map with the KHL teams marked. George is the small country in the bottom, center of the map. Zoom out to see the rest of the KHL teams.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,58.974609&z=4

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Closest one is probably Lada Togliatti and Togliatti is very very far from Georgia.

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Here's a Google map with the KHL teams marked. George is the small country in the bottom, center of the map. Zoom out to see the rest of the KHL teams.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,58.974609&z=4
That map is awesome. Thanks

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war in Georgia? is the NHL going to relocate the Thrashers for the time being?

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war in Georgia? is the NHL going to relocate the Thrashers for the time being?
No, but you should probably relocate this joke for the time being.


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Here's a Google map with the KHL teams marked. George is the small country in the bottom, center of the map. Zoom out to see the rest of the KHL teams.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,58.974609&z=4
Wow, those must be some epic travel costs from Amur Khabarovsk.

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http://mapofrussia.org/russia/map-of-russia_16.htm <- Novgorod = Near Finland ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._in_Europe.png <- Georgia / South Ossetia = Near Turkey

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Its Nizhniy Novgorod.

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How close is the nearest KHL franchise?
It's Lada at over 500 miles.

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