Ice Nation UK has received the following press release from One World Sports via Campo Communications:
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Nashville, Tennessee. A mid-sized city in the Southeastern United States. Known for its Country music, fried food and for the past 15 years, hockey.
Nashville has been growing exponentially. The New York Times called Nashville the next “it” city. The Predators have been an integral part of that growth.
I know that I have pointed out things, let us call them facts, about the KHL and clubs’ conduct of behavior towards coaches and players. It might sound like I’m complaining, but it is not that, it is just facts, nothing else. But finally I hear/read a voice that says something else than what I have myself seen, heard and read about.
No-one loves a good fight more than a hockey fan. The energy and intense action of the game creates a level of excitement on the ice and in the stands that’s unique to hockey. This passion often boils over into confrontations and fisticuffs between players fueled by speed and adrenaline.
As a hockey fan and a Londoner, it would be remarkably easy for me to proffer that London is the ‘domino standing between the current state of the EIHL and it blooming into a nationally and internationally revered sporting league’.
However, a statement along those lines would be arrogant, rooted in idealism and ill-informed. Instead I would prefer to say that an EIHL team in London is a hazy dream, one that grows fainter with every failed attempt and false materialisation, but one that I hope is never eternally extinguished.
I thought it might be interesting to take a look at this year’s unrestricted free agent class through the eyes of possession metrics, taking a look at some of the best and some of the worst signings of the off-season so far.
Football’s World Cup is over. It has been a party for a month for all sport and football lovers, though no new winners at all like last time. Germany won, as you know, for the fourth time. Hockey suffers a bit from the same disease, that there are no new winners, which would be a perfect injection for the sport. The Swiss have been close, and I hope that they will continue the good work they are trying to keep up; the hockey world needs them on top.
Well, well, that’s that…I had something else in mind, and I am going talk about the KHL and the CHL a bit.