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    KHL Kontinental Hockey League 2008/09 (Structure, Rules, Schedule etc..)

    CONTINENTAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

    2008-09 Alignments

    Bobrov DivisionTarasov DivisionKharlamov DivisionChernyshev Division
    Salavat Yulaev UfaMetallurg MagnitogorskAvangard OmskAkBars Kazan
    Dynamo MinskKhimik VoskresenskLokomotiv YaroslavlBarys Astana
    Spartak MoscowTraktor ChelyabinskLada TogliattiTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod
    Metallurg NovokuznetskHC MVD BalashikhaSibir NovosibirskVityaz Chekhov
    Severstal CherepovetsSKA St-PetersburgAmur KhabarovskNeftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
    Atlant MytischiCSKA MoscowDinamo RigaDynamo Moscow

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    How did they decide to name the divisions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanman9 View Post
    How did they decide to name the divisions?
    Well, Bobrov, Tarasov, Chernyshev and Kharlamov are legends of Russian (Soviet) hockey.
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    KHL rules

    Set of rules (project) of KHL (in Russian): http://www.allhockey.ru/images/video/chl_10-03-2008.pdf

    I also let myself to cite Alessandro's article on KHL from eurohockey.net (with little changes):

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    Twenty-four teams, four division

    The new KHL will count twenty-four teams, the currents Superleague clubs plus four news: Barys Astana from Kazakhstan and Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg, currently battling in Vyschaya Liga (Russian second division) playoffs, Dynamo Minsk (Belarus) and Dynamo Riga (Latvia).
    The teams have been split in four division with six teams each. To do this, KHL board used, and will use, a rating system, based off the results in the last five seasons. Clubs that never played in the Superleague start from zero. The teams will be placed in six ballot boxes in accordance with their KHL coefficient ranking, and a draw will decide the final divisions’ composition, that will change annually because of the 5-year rating.

    This is how the pots appear:

    1) Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Ak Bars Kazan, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
    2) Avangard Omsk, CSKA Moscow, Khimik Mytischi, Dynamo Moscow
    3) Lada Togliatti, SKA St.Petersburg, Severstal Cherepovets, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
    4) Sibir Novosibirsk, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, HC MVD, Vityaz Chekhov
    5) Spartak Moscow, Amur Khabarovsk, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Traktor Chelyabinsk
    6) Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg, Barys Astana, Dynamo Minsk, Dynamo Riga

    Divisions are named after two former superstar, Bobrov and Kharlamov, and the two godfathers of Russian hockey, Tarasov and Chernyshev.

    Regular season and playoffs system

    During the regular season, the teams will play four games against their division’s rivals, and two games against other division’s clubs, for a total of fifty-six games. After the regular season the first sixteen will fight in the playoffs stage, with the first four seeds being the winner of each division, just like in the NHL. Playoffs’ first round will be a best-of-five series, while the latter rounds will be made up of best-of-seven battles, and the final winner will be awarded with the Gagarin Cup. This because the final match of the playoffs is supposed to be played in April 12th, the anniversary of Gagarin’s trip in the space.

    Salary cap and contracts

    The new league will also set rules for contracts. Like the past two years the league will have a salary cap system, but in the next season it will be different. Every team will have to spend a maximum of 562.500.000 rubles (roughly $23.5 mln), split in this way: 400.000.000 ($16.7 mln) for twenty-one players, 162.500.000 ($6.8 mln) for four “star” players. The teams must register for the competition not more than twenty-five players, and among these twenty-five every club has the right to register four “star” players. Three can be chosen freely by the club, plus another one who satisfies these requirements:

    - has played not less than 40 matches (20 matches for goalkeepers) in the last NHL season
    - is a junior player of Canadian or American nationality, but younger than 20 and selected in the first three rounds of the NHL entry draft
    - is a player coming from European leagues that has played in the last World Championships or in the last Olympic tournament.

    KHL will also use a new contract system, and three different types will be used:

    - Standard “First team” contract – one-way
    - Contract “First team plus farm team” – two-way
    - Junior contract (agreement for studying in sport school)

    Standard contracts can be signed by any player older than seventeen, but such young players must sign a four-year deal. Players locked by their team for the draft (another league’s innovation that will be described later) can sign the first contract at sixteen.
    Players at first contract will earn 500.000 rubles if locked for the draft, 300.000 if selected in the first round. This sum will grow of the 20% in the second season, 30% in the third season and 50% for the fourth.
    The farm teams will play in a league organized by the FHR.

    KHL “Entry” Draft and “Waivers” Draft

    The first KHL draft will be held in Moscow in July 2009, so it will start only from the second season of the new league. It will be held yearly and the teams will acquire the rights on European and North American players. Every team can lock up to three players from their junior team. The draft system plans compensations for the teams who pick a player from the school of another team in the process, 3.000.000 rubles for a first rounder, 2.000.000 for a second, and so on.
    Additionally, before of the start of every season, a “waivers” draft will be conducted, in the fashion of the old waivers draft in the NHL. Every team will declare twenty players (two goalkeepers and eighteen skaters), the ones that aren’t declared can be chosen by other teams. Note that players with two-way contracts can’t be claimed. The order of this draft will be standings-reversed, meaning that the last placed team can select first, and so on.

    Transfer market and imports rules

    The transfer market will not be done with money and cheques, but with exchanges, like in the National Hockey League. After every player-exchange the players will keep their contract conditions. The players-exchange deadline is set for January 15th.
    Also free agents rules have been changed, now “restricted” free agents movement will seek fix compensation between teams, matching half of the contract-offer.
    The rosters must be not bigger than twenty-five players, with a maximum of five foreigners. In any match the teams can declare not more than four imports. The no-foreign-goalkeepers rule seems to be gone.

    Minor changes

    The new league set some other minor standards too. For example, now the coaches of the team can’t wear informal jeans in Bykov’s style, but will have to wear an elegant suit. Another change is that now the teams must wear dark jersey at home, and white or light jersey away, opposite as it is right now. The games will be scheduled slightly differently, in order to have more television visibility.
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    Some new rules

    * For now the rinks remain the same as they are currently, but they could slowly turn into something between NHL and IIHF size.
    * 16 teams to playoffs, first turns best of five, semifinals and finals best of seven
    * Salary cap set at 620 milion of rubles, roughly 26 millions of american dollars, infringiments will be hardly punished (there are 100 ways to hide, but 101 to catch). In one year there will be glasnost' of contracts.
    * Roster of 25 players + 5 from farm club
    * 21 players declared on roster, the 21st must be younger than 19
    * No more than 5 foreigners on ice. Passport - no foreigner; no passport - foreigner. For foreigner clubs there will be no limits for this season.
    * 50% of games (at least) must be spent with Russian goalkeeper, no limit on playoffs
    * There will be referees from Kazakhstan, Latvia and Belarus
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    And another rule:
    * If a player receives an offer from an NHL club, his KHL club has the right to offer him more (to leave the player in KHL) regardless of salary cap. The same if a KHL club wants to entice a player from NHL - the salary of enticed player is not counted for salary cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro View Post
    Some new rules

    * For now the rinks remain the same as they are currently, but they could slowly turn into something between NHL and IIHF size.
    .....
    What do you mean "could slowly turn into" ? Are some teams still making arenas or would they modify existing rinks (which would change the sight-lines of the people seated).

    Also "something between NHL and IIHF size" - is this meant to imply something along the lines of the situation in Finland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    What do you mean "could slowly turn into" ? Are some teams still making arenas or would they modify existing rinks (which would change the sight-lines of the people seated).

    Also "something between NHL and IIHF size" - is this meant to imply something along the lines of the situation in Finland?
    They would probably modify existing rinks. It's not such a big deal. No idea if teams are planning some new arenas, honestly.

    And yes, like Finland situation, but this point still hasn't been discussed to formalize it yet so the situation is unclear as far as now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    What do you mean "could slowly turn into" ?
    This season the size will be old.
    Next year some arenas possibly modify their rinks to lesser size.
    Also "something between NHL and IIHF size" - is this meant to imply something along the lines of the situation in Finland?
    Finland-like.
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    Any reason why they are considering diverging away from usual IIHF rink dimensions? (I would assume virtually every rink in the former Soviet Union is IIHF size, so generations of players have used this).

    Don't get me wrong, I think this is a step in the right direction as I think the IIHF size is too big while the NHL's is a bit too small. I am just surprised they would consider this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Any reason why they are considering diverging away from usual IIHF rink dimensions?
    To make the game faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kedr View Post
    To make the game faster.
    What is the general oppinion on this in Russia?(if you happen to know, of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    What is the general oppinion on this in Russia?(if you happen to know, of course)
    Well, there was no real discussion on this problem yet.
    Some are for smaller rinks, some against. Fetisov is a serious supporter of small rinks, so I think it will happen, at least as a try.
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    That'll create a variety of sized rinks in the league, neat. It'll add a new dimension to home and away matches.

    James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail has a good wrap of the KHL situation so far for his mostly NA readers. He's one of the few NA hockey journalists with an eye on Europe, sometimes.
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    Good article
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    KHL All-Star game will be played at Jan, 11.
    Fans should vote whether it will be "East-West" or "Russians-Legionaries" format.
    A host city will be determined with contest.
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    I wrote an article on Free Agents in KHL for Russian Wikipedia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Bucks View Post
    James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail has a good wrap of the KHL situation so far for his mostly NA readers. He's one of the few NA hockey journalists with an eye on Europe, sometimes.
    http://mirtle.blogspot.com/2008/05/c...new-super.html
    The article linked below does not really break new ground, but make reference to James Mirtle. It does represent more press for the KHL in by NA journalist. (Sporting News).

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slu...=tsn&type=lgns

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    KHL has released a schedule for the season 2008/09: http://www.championat.ru/hockey/article-22655.html

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...announced.html

    Schedule developers tried to satisfy the following points:
    - participation of Team Russia in EHT and WC;
    - participation of Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Victoria Cup at 01/Oct/2008;
    - participation of Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Metallurg Magnitogorsk at Euro Champions League;
    - possible participation of Dynamo Moscow at Spengler Cup;
    - participation of Team Kazakhstan and Team Latvia at Olympic Qualification tournaments.
    - All-Star game at 11/Jan/2009;
    - football games (minimum games when Team Russia plays and no games when the last round of Russian football championship is played; no games in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kazan, Yaroslavl when their home football teams play);
    - spared games for the most remote teams (Amur Khabarovsk, Dinamo Riga, Dinamo Minsk, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, Avangard Omsk, Sibir Novosibirsk). For example Dinamo Riga starts with 2 games in Khabarovsk (2/Sep and 3/Sep), 1 game in Novokuznetsk (5/Sep) and 2 games in Novosibirsk (7/Sep and 8/Sep) and doesn't go in these cities any more.

    Here are schedule of the first 3 days:
    2/Sep/2008, Tuesday
    1. Salavat Yulaev Ufa - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (yes, we start the new league where we ended the old one!)
    2. Amur Khabarovsk - Dinamo Riga
    3. Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Dinamo Minsk
    4. Spartak Moscow - Atlant Mytischi
    5. Vityaz Podolsk - HC MVD Balashikha

    3/Sep/2008, Wednesday
    6. Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod - CSKA Moscow
    7. Amur Khabarovsk - Dinamo Riga
    8. Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Dinamo Minsk
    9. Sibir Novosibirsk - Dynamo Moscow
    10. Metallurg Magnitogorsk - SKA St.Petersburg
    11. Traktor Chelyabinsk - Severstal Cherepovets
    12. AkBars Kazan - Avangard Omsk
    13. Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk - Barys Astana
    14. Lada Togliatti - Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg

    4/Sep/2008, Thursday
    15. Atlant Mytischi - Vityaz Podolsk
    16. Traktor Chelyabinsk - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
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    I like the fact that their scheduling is trying to keep free for the participation of Russia (and others) at IHWC, however has any thought been given on freeing up Kazakh players for the DivI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    I like the fact that their scheduling is trying to keep free for the participation of Russia (and others) at IHWC, however has any thought been given on freeing up Kazakh players for the DivI?
    If they are freeing it up for the Olyimpic Quals, they should be doing the same for the rest.
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    Russian league eyes Malkin

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    Several teams in Russia's revamped pro hockey league want to repatriate NHL all-star Evgeni Malkin by offering him a contract that would make him hockey's highest-paid player – by a wide margin.

    In a move that would surely send a shock through the NHL, whose executives are gathered today in Ottawa for the amateur player draft, the Russian teams are poised to offer the Russian-born Pittsburgh Penguins forward a multi-year contract worth at least $12.5 million (all figures U.S.) tax free per season, said a source familiar with the matter.

    The offer would be equivalent to at least a $15 million per year in the NHL, where players have to pay state (or provincial) and federal taxes.

    By contrast, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is the top-paid player in the NHL at just under $9.6 million a season.

    "Hey, we can afford to pay more than the NHL right now," a high-ranking executive with the Russian league told the Star this morning. "Our economy is commodities-based so we're not going through the same problems that you have in America."

    The executive said a $12.5 million offer to Malkin "is not crazy" but conceded, "it's on the edge of crazy."

    Malkin is one of the NHL's top young stars. This season, his second in the NHL, he scored 47 goals and added 59 assists in 82 games with the Penguins and was the runner-up to Ovechkin for the most valuable player trophy. The power forward was also an all-star and was paid a base salary of $984,200, a year after winning the NHL's rookie of the year award.

    Malkin also has an endorsement contract with Canadian hockey company Bauer, which is negotiating a possible sponsorship agreement with the new Russian league, a source said.

    If Malkin decided to return to Russia it would be a move reminiscent of Bobby Hull's defection from the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks in 1972 to the World Hockey Association's Winnipeg Jets. The Jets agreed to pay Hull $1 million over 10 years.

    The new Russian league, known as the Continental Hockey League, has turned to the likes of former NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow to develop a strategy for competing against the NHL. It's a rivalry that seems certain to turn nasty.

    The Russian league executive confirmed teams have already started to offer contracts to some players who are already under contract to an NHL club.

    And while the Russian league will use a salary cap to control player expenses, the salary of a player who quits an NHL contract to play in Russia won't count against their cap.

    A Russian league official brushed off suggestions that the NHL would legally contest such contract offers.

    "What happened with Malkin when he came to the NHL?" the official said.

    After the Penguins drafted Malkin in 2004, he remained in Russia, where his club team argued he had an existing contract. After Malkin left for North America, his team unsuccessfully filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NHL, arguing he had an existing contract in Russia.

    The new Russian league is scheduled to start its season Sept. 2.

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    I know nothing is done,but I thought Geno said he doesn't picture an extension with the Penguins being hard to hammer out??

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    It would be so so sweet!Though i am not so sure it will really happen.
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    Any page with official rosters and stuff?
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    No(t yet), but if you look here we started compiling rosters
    http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...ead.php?t=6762
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro View Post
    No(t yet), but if you look here we started compiling rosters
    http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...ead.php?t=6762
    Good job!!!
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    The KHL logo has been unveiled at Gazprom's headquarters (story from the Russian Hockey Federation).



    For an organisation with such ambition it's a rather underwhelming logo, it seems most fans think it's not too hot either. It reminds me of those Soviet era pin badges you see being sold in the markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM View Post
    The KHL logo has been unveiled at Gazprom's headquarters (story from the Russian Hockey Federation).



    For an organisation with such ambition it's a rather underwhelming logo, it seems most fans think it's not too hot either. It reminds me of those Soviet era pin badges you see being sold in the markets.
    doesn't look that different, or more or less exciting for that matter, than the NHL logo.... just another copycat idea, perhaps?

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    Yes, the KHL logo looks plainly anachronistic!

    In other news, Jakub Klepis has been involved in (another) Czech car accident. He was drunk, he survived, but was badly injured. Looks like Avangard has another foreign player spot to fill in the next season.

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    I like that logo. ;)
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    International version of the logo:


    http://www.allhockey.ru/superleague/news/33062/

    Two things from Medvedev:
    1) A special satellite TV-channel "НТВ+ Наш хоккей" (NTV+ Our Hockey) will be created prior the start of the season. Some of the games will be broadcasted by RTR-Sport and other federal and regional channels.
    2) KHL web-site on Russian and English will be up soon.
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    Nice so it looks like I may be able to watch some of the Osmk games here in the US with Direct TV.
    And I look foward to the website, I hope someone puts the link to it here when its finally up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedr View Post
    International version of the logo:


    http://www.allhockey.ru/superleague/news/33062/

    Two things from Medvedev:
    1) A special satellite TV-channel "НТВ+ Наш хоккей" (NTV+ Our Hockey) will be created prior the start of the season. Some of the games will be broadcasted by RTR-Sport and other federal and regional channels.
    2) KHL web-site on Russian and English will be up soon.
    Any word on if Viasat will air the KHL, they had the RSL but I haven't heard anything about the upcoming season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krm500 View Post
    Any word on if Viasat will air the KHL, they had the RSL but I haven't heard anything about the upcoming season.
    Latvian TV3 is one of four candidates (together with LNT, LTV7 and Russian PBK) for translation rights in Latvia. If TV3 gets them (which, IMO, is very possible) there could also be some points in the contract which lets them to translate games also in Scandinavia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karsten View Post
    Yes, the KHL logo looks plainly anachronistic!

    In other news, Jakub Klepis has been involved in (another) Czech car accident. He was drunk, he survived, but was badly injured. Looks like Avangard has another foreign player spot to fill in the next season.
    Klepis escaped from accident without damages, so no problem for him to play hockey..

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    Touch on two points

    - KHL logo is ugly and old, I'm not happy with it. I expected something shiny and new with tradition.
    This feels like a 1970 diluted brand.

    - If the KHL copies everything exactly like the NHL, it will be nothing but a dupe or knockoff league. It won't appeal to the larger extent of Europe possibly, a market they need. Smaller rinks will affect Russian style regional play, if the rinks become smaller, it's a given. Do RSL supporters want that? When the WHA competed up against the NHL they had two distinctive things that made them popular. Fighting and Blood.

    What does the KHL have or will it just be a copy cat league? The product comes down to television coverage and the quality of games. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kun View Post
    - If the KHL copies everything exactly like the NHL, it will be nothing but a dupe or knockoff league. It won't appeal to the larger extent of Europe possibly, a market they need. Smaller rinks will affect Russian style regional play, if the rinks become smaller, it's a given. Do RSL supporters want that? When the WHA competed up against the NHL they had two distinctive things that made them popular. Fighting and Blood.

    What does the KHL have or will it just be a copy cat league? The product comes down to television coverage and the quality of games. We'll see.
    Well, the KHL doesn't copy "everything exactly like the NHL", there are many differences in the rules.
    And it's incorrect to compare KHL with WHA as KHL and NHL (unlike NHL and WHA) are on opposite sides of the Earth, in different countries.
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    I'm not trying to make a comparison of the WHA to the KHL. The point being made is the WHA had something unique.

    I don't think continents really matters, since the NHL currently appeals to other continents. Therefore if the KHL wants to compete globally, instead of regionally against the NHL, it will have to stand out. Signing players is one thing, showing how your game is played is another. For example the NHL is pushing it's youth, it's new chances, it's new rules, and it's new faster game (The New NHL). KHL is going to need something to stand out, even though it's ethnically different, culturally represented, and has different points that make it similar or different to the NHL. Since the KHL wants to be Global, that's a whole different ball of wax.

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    let's wait.
    KHL has been existing for 4 months only
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    Quote Originally Posted by kedr View Post
    let's wait.
    KHL has been existed for 4 months only
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    The KHL has ousted Avtomobilist Yekateriburg due to a lack of fincinal comminents. They going to be replaced by Khimik Voskresensk. The main reason why Avtomoblilist wasn't able to secure the finicial comminent was because the regional government was unable to secure the full funds for the team when the team budgets for the KHL rose from 300 Million Rubles to 550 million rubles ($24 million US). The new team Khimk was the stand by team in case a team had to drop out for any reason. This would have been Avtomobilist Yekateriburg first season in the top tier in Russia in 12 years.

    Khimk will play in the Tarasov Division with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Traktor Chelyabinsk, HC MVD, SKA St. Pettersburg and CSKA Moscow. Avtomobulist will play in the Vysshaya Liga this season.
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    Eurohockey.net story about Khimik and Avtomobilist case:
    http://www.eurohockey.net/news/story...lay_in_the_khl
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    Good news everybody, I found the 2008-09 KHL Schedule in english.

    http://www.fhr.ru/news_english/eng_C...L_for_a_season
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    If I had realized that hadn't been posted I would have posted it. I found it a few weeks ago because it was linked on the wikipedia page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanman9 View Post
    Good news everybody, I found the 2008-09 KHL Schedule in english.

    http://www.fhr.ru/news_english/eng_C...L_for_a_season
    Thanks for posting that. Good site too in English.

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    The KHL will soon launch its own site in Russian and English. Will be interesting to see whether the Russian federation (fhr.ru) will continue its coverage as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karsten View Post
    The KHL will soon launch its own site in Russian and English. Will be interesting to see whether the Russian federation (fhr.ru) will continue its coverage as usual
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