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03-01-2017, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by habsturies View Post
one of the main keys to get a better league,is as the Nhl does,teams got the rights to local and farm players until 27 y/o.

Even with this,a prohibition of sale for money in this span,Just trade for the rights of
other players,but never for money.
Yes, this is also true. Buying and selling players should be prohibited. I understand that at this point many teams finance themselves this way so probably give it a full ban would be counter-productive, but some kind of limitation is necessary

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Originally Posted by Alessandro Seren Rosso View Post
some kind of limitation is necessary

If you can keep your best players (at last for a reasonable span of time) you can compite.
If you can compite,fans full the arenas and buy merchandise.

Be a perpetual seller just feed the owners pockets,IMO.

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Probably worthy of mentioning, SHL new tv deal will guarantee each team 4,7 million euros per year. Even the second tier Allsvenskan teams get 800K for their deal. The current Finnish league one guarantees each team about 900K-1 million euros per year, though that is expected to go down with a new deal since the rights holder is losing money on it.

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Some "special arrangements" may be necessary to allow a new league to acquire talent that interests the fans, but for the league to survive in an environment where the imbalances are so massive that the vast majority of teams have not a chance in the World to compete for a championship, certain provisions must be enacted:

1. Revenue sharing - all NA professional sports leagues have provisions where the rich share money with the poor, and revenue balances out, to permit every team to survive and potentially grow.

2. Hard and fast rules to regulate player acquisition - to prevent the SKA phenomenon where rich teams buy up talent, mostly from NHL sources, to immediately establish a competitive imbalance.

3. Ensure that player drafts permit the best prospects go to the worst teams (all successful professional sports leagues do it).

4. Stop expanding when the addition of a new team in a new location will only diminish, and not increase, the quality of league play.

5. Stop throwing a life jacket to players who made their own decision to abandon the ship - by this, I mean restricting the movement of players who typically leave for NA at an early age, when the KHL really needs their presence to build quality into junior and minor league programs, and then find out that the NHL won't even retain them to clean the toilets! At that point, they all feel secure that they can just come back to the KHL and sign a big contract. Restrict their return so that they realize that it is likely that they will have to lose their hockey career if they don't succeed in the NHL.

With the number of teams that are struggling financially, and with VHL teams dropping off, urgent measures may be in order.

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1. KHL has revenue sharing, but it does not work like NHL´s. Clubs which are more succesfull on & outside of ice get more money in KHL. There is a reason behind it - there are differences between the rich and the poor in KHL if looking at TV product, the rich one invest into TV broadcasting but the poor dont. So there must be some rule/force to convince the poor to invest (you will invest, you will get more money). If the league just gives the money to the poor clubs, they would never invest into broadcasting.... that is about mentality or culture (comparing NA leagues & Russia). Plus it is fair for clubs which are attractive for broadcasters, those clubs get more money. The same about results on the ice (making playoffs, finals, championship).

2. Dont know if it is possible. European sport culture (soccer) says that rich clubs can buy players from poor clubs and paying them a transfer fee. This is a model which is in KHL too. It is easy for NA leagues to regulate player acquisition (draft) because players want to play in the league (MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL).

3. There are so called hidden loans in the KHL and fans have problem with it. KHL had draft and did not work. So I dont know how to solve the problem.

4. KHL will accept only clubs which can strenghten the league in the future. I am sure about it.

5. This is a big problem and I agree with you. Hope FHR/KHL will approve rules to restrict the movement to NA during summer.

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