So? Where the guarentee they will buy HD equipment,build new arena,work with the fans and marketing like SKA did?
What is better? To have Vladivostok with financial potential (yes, they can have budget of SKA within a few years) or Novokuznetsk with its problems?
KHL expansion before Sochi Games is about FUTURE potential, not current status quo. Nobody will ask you in 2030 about Vladivostok small arena in 13/14 season,but about Vladivostok status in 2030. Does anyone cares TODAY about Khimik?