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08-24-2012, 11:52 AM
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KHL and market in Asia

Article about KHL expanding plan to market in Asia. KHL cooperate with Infront Sports & Media to expand into tv markets in Asia. Main goal is China, Japan and South Korea as I see. Plan is to start with broadcasting in 12/13 season.

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Article about KHL expanding plan to market in Asia. KHL cooperate with Infront Sports & Media to expand into tv markets in Asia. Main goal is China, Japan and South Korea as I see. Plan is to start with broadcasting in 12/13 season.
If they played with 100% imports in China and 95% imports in South Korea and Japan they even could place teams in cities like Beijing, Tokyo or Seoul.

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I've been expecting that the KHL would eventually do this. Asia would be a huge market for them to tap into, considering the NHL has done a terrible job of creating a following there. I'd love to see teams in Seoul and Tokyo. I don't think that China is ready for the KHL yet, but both the other teams could likely produce 3-5 nationals to play on their team and if they add a team to the MHL or MHL-2, it could really help with the development of hockey in their countries.

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Decent idea, I've already thought of this before, Khabarovsk would be closer to them than they are to all the current teams

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Getting KHL and MHL teams in Japan and South Korea would be huge for the sport in that region.

It's been discussed on here before and I remember that one of the posters who was an expat in Japan thought a KHL team in Tokyo would be successful. I suppose there would also be a market for a second Japanese team in Hokkaido, the part of Japan with the most hockey tradition.

I'm guessing an expansion team in Vladivostok wouldn't be too far-fetched either, making an entire "Far East" division featuring Amur and expansion teams from Japan and South Korea possible.

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Getting KHL and MHL teams in Japan and South Korea would be huge for the sport in that region.

It's been discussed on here before and I remember that one of the posters who was an expat in Japan thought a KHL team in Tokyo would be successful. I suppose there would also be a market for a second Japanese team in Hokkaido, the part of Japan with the most hockey tradition.

I'm guessing an expansion team in Vladivostok wouldn't be too far-fetched either, making an entire "Far East" division featuring Amur and expansion teams from Japan and South Korea possible.
Yeah, the Japanese senior team is continuously improving so if they get all the best players on 1 or 2 teams plus imports they will be competitive. Could work on the same model as the Riga and Minsk teams.

An NHL-style league with 5-team divisions could work.
You could have a Euro division:
Minsk
Riga
Donetsk
Lev Praha
Slovan Bratislava

East division:
Novosibirsk
Omsk
Astana
Novokuznetsk
Yugra

Far east division:
Khabarovsk
Vladivostok
Japanese team
Japanese team
Korean team

Moscow division:
CSKA
Dynamo
Spartak
Atlant
Vityaz

south division:
Chelyabinsk
Magnitogorsk
Ufa
Neftekhimik
Yeketarinburg

Northwest division:
Kazan
Novgorod
Yaroslavl
Cherepovets
St. Petersburg

I arranged that geographically as best as I could

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Anyang Halla would perhaps be a farm team for the Korean team...

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Anyang Halla would perhaps be a farm team for the Korean team...
It'd be great to see hockey develop and play in a top league like the KHL. May weaken the KHL overall in the short-term, but could really pay off if hockey took off in Japan and South Korea.

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This would be great news for Oleg Li.

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Why,why the **** should KHL care about some chineese or japaneese hockey? Lets better get some some norwegian,swiss and german clubs,you know countries who ACTUALLY play hockey?

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Why,why the **** should KHL care about some chineese or japaneese hockey? Lets better get some some norwegian,swiss and german clubs,you know countries who ACTUALLY play hockey?
Answer is very simple. Where is more money - China/Japan vs Norway/Germany/Suiss? Dont worry, Norway/Finland/Germany have solid chance to join sooner than later.

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Answer is very simple. Where is more money - China/Japan vs Norway/Germany/Suiss? Dont worry, Norway/Finland/Germany have solid chance to join sooner than later.
It DOESNT matter,there is no hockey interest,never has been and never will be.

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