As someone with a bit of experience of that, I can definitely say that it is far from over just yet. I'm still hoping that Leksand will crash and burn, I'd much rather have... Just about any other team but them getting promoted.
Linköping draws the lowest attendance of all SEL teams on the road, so Leksand would definitely be more valuable to the league.
Which is quiet interesting, considering they finished 5th in that ranking last season. Could it be that they are a team which other team's fans go watch if there is a good chance of a win, and one which they avoid if a loss feels likely? Last season they didn't get much done on the road... and this season when they were the best road team they droped over 1 000 people in attendance.
If we are just looking at attendence and the value to the league Leksand would be more valuable than any of the current SEL teams except maybe Brynäs.
Btw... will spring actually come this year if Leksand doesn't fail in Kvalserien?
With their two best forwards (Yetman and Aulin) injured, a mediocre defence Motin, Iliakis, Skalberg etc) and two okayish goalies I didnt think they would be doing so well.
What is the key to the success they are having in the kvalseria? Was it the fact the Orebro had to keep playing games while the others was resting that have made them a bit more... dunno.. energized? Think Rogle was in same situation last season.