Monday, July 19, 2010
Does this make sense?
On the International Ice Hockey Federation's website, there was this one story that I was reading. It was about how a Czech team wants to play in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League...but play their home games in Poprad, Slovakia. Apparently the KHL is planning to play with this planned team, HC Lev (Lion in English), yet it's a Czech team that isn't registered as a sport club in any country that's planning to play in a Russian league; to be fair, Dynamo Riga in Latvia and Barys Astana in Kazakhstan are non-Russian, but this would be the first team that wasn't from the former Soviet Union playing. Anyways, it should be interesting to watch this situation play out, like the planned team from Ukraine that didn't quite work out (there was a b.s. thing about paying for the rink and the parties involved, but they're going to play next season instead of this upcoming season).