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08-15-2013, 11:47 PM
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Wouldn't the only logical choice (hockey-wise) be Ust-Kamenogorsk or whatever the Kazakhs call it?
The place is too small, plus the russians fled from there. Kazakh hockey in general is not a good investment I think, as the russians seem to have no future there - and apparently they are almost all the hockey players.





Also - for other central asian countries - I'm surprised that they even have hockey, that's news to me.

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08-16-2013, 01:01 AM
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Are there any plans for a Jokerit team in the MHL also? Because I saw that many countries has a junior team there already.

And in my opinion the MHL is the best junior league in Europe, so a Finnish team there would just strengthen it even more.

And also for the Finnish fans here on HF, are there any rumors or confirmations of which team will take Jokerits place in Liiga?

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08-16-2013, 07:14 AM
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Are there any plans for a Jokerit team in the MHL also? Because I saw that many countries has a junior team there already.

And in my opinion the MHL is the best junior league in Europe, so a Finnish team there would just strengthen it even more.

And also for the Finnish fans here on HF, are there any rumors or confirmations of which team will take Jokerits place in Liiga?
No, Jokerit juniors will continue to play in their appropriate juniors leagues in Finland. The league schedules are designed to interfere with school in least possible way, A-juniors also have army duties which would make constant travelling abroad impossible.

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08-16-2013, 08:56 AM
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Newest club connected to KHL - FC Barcelona.

http://eurohockey.com/article/2770-f...na-in-khl.html

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08-16-2013, 09:11 AM
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Newest club connected to KHL - FC Barcelona.

http://eurohockey.com/article/2770-f...na-in-khl.html
that was in Russian news a few days ago, lol

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08-16-2013, 10:18 AM
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that was in Russian news a few days ago, lol
Ehm... I am Spanish-German and don't speak any Russian?!

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08-20-2013, 05:55 PM
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I read an article and am thinking that the KHL expansion into Finland does not reflect a European rise of interest, but rather a more narrow regional interest...


Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia again
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100954454

I mean, the article gives one the sort of view that Finland is being lured towards Russia, and we do not see such sort of things in other countries of scandinavia and europe.

An interesting quote: from the article...
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The number of Russian visitors rose 10 percent last year to 3.6 million, accounting for nearly half of all foreign visitors. To accommodate such customers, many on tax-free shopping expeditions, Stockmann's flagship store in downtown Helsinki recently started accepting roubles.
We do not see that happening in other countries.

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08-20-2013, 06:10 PM
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I read an article and am thinking that the KHL expansion into Finland does not reflect a European rise of interest, but rather a more narrow regional interest...


Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia again
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100954454

I mean, the article gives one the sort of view that Finland is being lured towards Russia, and we do not see such sort of things in other countries of scandinavia and europe.

An interesting quote: from the article...


We do not see that happening in other countries.
In that article was also the reason why people are doubting the sponsorship money Harkimo hopes to raise from Finnish businesses:

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The expansion, which capitalises on strong consumer trends as well as Finland's high reputation for food safety and product quality, comes as Kesko has cut hundreds of jobs in Finland and lowered its profit forecasts.
If a company that lays of workers were to plan investing huge sums in sponsoring sports team, there would be walkouts in stores and a pr disaster. That's why companies are treading carefully.

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08-22-2013, 03:54 AM
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I read an article and am thinking that the KHL expansion into Finland does not reflect a European rise of interest, but rather a more narrow regional interest...


Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia again
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100954454

I mean, the article gives one the sort of view that Finland is being lured towards Russia, and we do not see such sort of things in other countries of scandinavia and europe.

An interesting quote: from the article...


We do not see that happening in other countries.
Well we are neighbours so the logistic side of business is easier than with other countries.

Helsinki gets lots of Russian tourists for example from St. Petersburg area as you can get better quality products from here (their own words) and it's easy and cheap to travel here for example by train.

Top tourist nations in Finland:

1. Russia
2. Germany
3. Sweden


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08-27-2013, 11:34 AM
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Jokerit in, looks like AIK will follow them. Im still for Milan Rossoblu, one austrian (Red Bull Salzburg or Vienna Capitals), two germans (Koln and Berlin) and maybe one swiss (Helvetics?), that could be all adds for western conference.

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What is the news from AIK, is that just speculation based on Medvedevs comments or has there been something talked about from the club side?

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08-27-2013, 01:22 PM
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What is the news from AIK, is that just speculation based on Medvedevs comments or has there been something talked about from the club side?
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...&postcount=162

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08-27-2013, 02:49 PM
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http://www.sovsport.ru/news/text-item/636478

I don´t speak Russia, so could someone translate. Does Medvedev say in the interview.

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I would like to recall that more than 80 percent of the shareholders of the royal club AEK, including hundreds of thousands of ordinary fans, the club voted to participate in the League.
Surely that has to be mistake in google translator?

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08-27-2013, 05:09 PM
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Media is buzzing a little bit about there being a team in Sochi. I mean, duh, but still, it's nice to see that the media did not shut up about that.

http://www.thescore.com/home/article...owing-olympics

http://en.rian.ru/sports/20130824/18...Russia-GM.html


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Surely that has to be mistake in google translator?
Probably not. Context matters. He might have been referring to an online poll.

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08-27-2013, 05:51 PM
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Probably not. Context matters. He might have been referring to an online poll.
There hasn't been any online poll that the Swedish posters know of(or they haven't mentioned of such). I repeat, what icing told as FACT, not opinion:

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80% of 198 votes said yes to continue the work with the application of joining the KHL. Yup, only 198 people attended and voted. There's about 16 000 members. They decided to have another vote about the definite joining if the swedish federation said yes. About 50% also wanted to wait and see if AIK would be promoted to the SHL (former SEL) - have in mind AIK was playing 2nd tier hockey at the moment and the club economy was dreadful.
The bolded parts are facts, not opinions. AIK are back in Elitserien...err...SHL now.

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08-28-2013, 01:10 AM
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Helsinki gets lots of Russian tourists for example from St. Petersburg area as you can get better quality products from here (their own words)
Actually the price of foreign made products is higher in St.Pete than in Helsinki due to Russian tariffs. This is probably the main reason why Russian tourists come to shop in Finland. They can buy foreign consumer products cheaper in Finland.

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Guys:

I know that this thread is going to definitely be a little political and that Syria is certainly big news right now, but please keep it at least somewhat related to hockey.

If you guys really want to discuss Syria (or anything really political), do it here.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/fo...play.php?f=160

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08-28-2013, 09:22 AM
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I dont want to be offtopic, but have to explain it. I quoted Medvedev in other thread. You replied

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80% of 198 votes said yes to continue the work with the application of joining the KHL. Yup, only 198 people attended and voted. There's about 16 000 members. They decided to have another vote about the definite joining if the swedish federation said yes. About 50% also wanted to wait and see if AIK would be promoted to the SHL (former SEL) - have in mind AIK was playing 2nd tier hockey at the moment and the club economy was dreadful.
I am sorry, but I dont see any RELIABLE source here, only your claims which I respect but Medvedev has more credibility in eyes of general hockey fan. Voting AIK members about joining KHL is not fact, it is not general information. A man needs to support the claims by sending a reliable source. The most reliable source is a legal document about voting signed by an attorney.

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08-28-2013, 11:15 AM
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Swedish reporter reporting on the voting back then: http://marieshockeyblogg.blogspot.fi...en-kanske.html

Those numbers came from the mouth of Peter Mellqvist, AIK chairman.

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Thx for information, I can imagine that someone does not consider blog as serious source.

I consider voting of AIK in 2009/10 as irrelevant for KHL´s future expansion. What is important is a fact that KHL would like to see swedish club in the league. If there are conditions for swedish KHL club, there will be swedish KHL club.

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The "blogger" is a Swedish freelance hockey journalist that works/has worked for Viasat, TT(Swedish news agency), Expressen among others, her focus is on Stockholm based teams. More credited than anyone here.

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I dont want to be offtopic, but have to explain it. I quoted Medvedev in other thread. You replied



I am sorry, but I dont see any RELIABLE source here, only your claims which I respect but Medvedev has more credibility in eyes of general hockey fan. Voting AIK members about joining KHL is not fact, it is not general information. A man needs to support the claims by sending a reliable source. The most reliable source is a legal document about voting signed by an attorney.
Seriously, i don't have to prove anything to you. This is common facts and knowledge of the events that happened when AIK voted. Choose to believe it or call me a liar (I bet on option 2). Medvedev exaggerated his "80% of the AIK shareholders voted yes". It was 80% but only 80% of 198 attended members, and there was to be another vote. Fact. Period.

But it means nothing now (except that a fact is a fact) and what KHL has in store for Sweden only time will tell.


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The governor of Krasnodar region has offered Pavel Bure to become the general manager of the new team in Sochi, as well as to oversee the hockey in the region as a whole -junior/MHL/VHL teams.

https://twitter.com/antkachev/status/374889017864495104



Sochi incoming.


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That's what happens when the establishment in your country is hockey ignorant. All those dumb ass governors don't even realize how much their populist initiatives would harm the championship in its current state.

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That's what happens when the establishment in your country is hockey ignorant. All those dumb ass governors don't even realize how much their populist initiatives would harm the championship in its current state.
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