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KHL to play 2 regular season games in Brooklyn's Barclay's Center '13 (UPD:cancelled)

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05-29-2012, 07:31 PM
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There are still people that think the AHL is the 2nd best league in the world?

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05-29-2012, 08:48 PM
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There are still people that think the AHL is the 2nd best league in the world?
If you look at the amount of hockey talent, it is easily the 2nd best league in the world.

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If you look at the amount of hockey talent, it is easily the 2nd best league in the world.
It's not simply a case of the best players which doesn't even apply. When you have mostly players "fighting each other" to get a call-up to the NHL club instead of playing cohesively as a team, they'd have hard time beating the top KHL teams or maybe even the top Finnish or Swedish teams.

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eh, call me crazy, but I doubt this will be much of a success. A league inferior to the NHL is gonna play two games in a market that already has three NHL teams.

Not seeing much excitement coming from it.

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eh, call me crazy, but I doubt this will be much of a success. A league inferior to the NHL is gonna play two games in a market that already has three NHL teams.

Not seeing much excitement coming from it.
Brooklyn is home to a huge Russian/Eastern European population. It will do very well. Besides, it gives the Barclays folks another chance to show how the building could work if the Islanders decide to move there.

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If you look at the amount of hockey talent, it is easily the 2nd best league in the world.
There's hockey outside of North America you know.

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1st off i would like to apologize for the ignorant comments, some people from North America with little to no knowledge of hockey outside NA dont understand there is very talented leagues outside of 2 countries and it gets annoying.

BTW back on the topic if the game was closer to where i live i would certainly go, seems kinda weird to me that its a regular season game not exhibition espacially first time trying a game over sea's

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1st off i would like to apologize for the ignorant comments, some people from North America with little to no knowledge of hockey outside NA dont understand there is very talented leagues outside of 2 countries and it gets annoying.

BTW back on the topic if the game was closer to where i live i would certainly go, seems kinda weird to me that its a regular season game not exhibition espacially first time trying a game over sea's
You know, it is planned during january. The month when KHL ASG is played, so less games, plus dont forget about christmas (better said ortodoxy christmas, sorry I dont know corrrect term). Regular season takes place is january (finish at the end of february), so it has to be regular season games. It does not make sense to organise exibition games during season - no space for such thing. KHL has a lot of problems with scheduling because play-offs has to finish before WHC starts.. it would make no sense to sequester 2-4 days (travelling) to play exibitions.

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You know, it is planned during january. The month when KHL ASG is played, so less games, plus dont forget about christmas (better said ortodoxy christmas, sorry I dont know corrrect term). Regular season takes place is january (finish at the end of february), so it has to be regular season games. It does not make sense to organise exibition games during season - no space for such thing. KHL has a lot of problems with scheduling because play-offs has to finish before WHC starts.. it would make no sense to sequester 2-4 days (travelling) to play exibitions.
no i didnt know it was in january so you are right it on exhibition games in mid season doesnt work, and for travel and ect it make sense as well

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Will it be on North American or KHL sized ice?

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05-30-2012, 03:22 AM
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There's hockey outside of North America you know.
Just because a person thinks the AHL is better than the KHL doesn't mean they don't know of or accept hockey outside of North America.

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1st off i would like to apologize for the ignorant comments, some people from North America with little to no knowledge of hockey outside NA dont understand there is very talented leagues outside of 2 countries and it gets annoying.
Believing one league is better than another doesn't automatically scream ignorance.

I see things like this. The KHL easily has more high end talent, but I think the AHL has more depth in its ranks. Both are very good leagues and it should be a debate as to which is better.

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There already is a North American hockey league equivalent to the KHL, it's called the American Hockey League and it's been around since 1940.
the equivalent is the wha, which doesnt exist anymore

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Just because a person thinks the AHL is better than the KHL doesn't mean they don't know of or accept hockey outside of North America.
well its either that or they're high

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Will it be on North American or KHL sized ice?
AFAIK, Barclay's is set only for NHL sized ice. (Haven't seen the specs, but the graphics showing hockey lay out are for NHL size.)

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Strange. It will be great for Russian fans to get a chance to see these teams but as far as expanding the fan base into North America, I just don't see it happening.
This is all Mikhail Prokhorov

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This is all Mikhail Prokhorov
I thought Prokhorov wasn't much of a hockey fan?

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Will definitely check it out. Short subway ride from Manhattan. Interested in seeing how the KHL translates on NHL-sized ice.

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05-31-2012, 12:26 PM
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This could only work as a sort of annual event in North American cities with big eastern European populations... Chicago, Winnipeg, etc. But that's about it.

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This could only work as a sort of annual event in North American cities with big eastern European populations... Chicago, Winnipeg, etc. But that's about it.
I suspect in some (all?) markets there would be issues booking games in rinks owned or controlled by NHL teams.

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It makes sense when you remember who owns the Barclay Centre...
Came to post this exact thing.

I might try to get some tickets and drive down for the games. Especially if SKA is playing.

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Bring a KHL team to ATLANTA!!!

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I suspect in some (all?) markets there would be issues booking games in rinks owned or controlled by NHL teams.
It would work in Chicago and New York... I can't think of many other cities with major Slavic populations and no NHL teams, maybe Cleveland but I don't think many of those people are recent immigrants.

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Bring a KHL team to ATLANTA!!!
That would be awesome. I would totally go to games. Well as long as they weren't owned by Atlanta Spirit.

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Mod note: This thread is to discuss the games @ Barclay, not the state of the KHL.

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It would work in Chicago and New York... I can't think of many other cities with major Slavic populations and no NHL teams, maybe Cleveland but I don't think many of those people are recent immigrants.
Looking back on WHA experiences, that league found it difficult to sustain teams in barns controlled by NHL teams. Dates weren't available, rates were high, stuff like lighting cost extra...

I think the only way it would work would be to find another venue (Barclays for example, not MSG ), or enter into a partnership where the local NHL team reaps considerable financial benefit from showcasing games from a potential competitor.

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