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  1. Thread: Khl 2019/20

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    I used to be very enthusiastic about the KHL and...

    I used to be very enthusiastic about the KHL and the idea of a pan-european league. I still hope for the latter one day, but it is clear now, that it will not happen with the KHL. Kind of sad to see...
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    The 2019 CHL Final will be Frölunda Indians vs...

    The 2019 CHL Final will be Frölunda Indians vs Red Bull Munich, on 5 February at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg,

    http://www.championshockeyleague.com/en/news/more-about-our-final-venue
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    Champions Hockey League 2018/19

    The fifth season of the CHL starts on Thursday, so it is about time to start the new thread.

    The season is again played by 32 teams, starting with 8 groups of 4.

    Finnish team JYP are the...
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    Sticky: I always like it when the international leagues...

    I always like it when the international leagues (KHL, EBEL), are actually international also in the later play-off stages. So it is nice to see the Italian team play-off final. And in next year's CHL.
  5. Jokerit beat CSKA last night in the longest game...

    Jokerit beat CSKA last night in the longest game in KHL history, after 142 minutes. The game finished at 1:34 am. CSKA still leads the series 3-2, next game is on Saturday in Helsinki.
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    CHL Final is tonight at 18:45 CET. The...

    CHL Final is tonight at 18:45 CET. The Swedish-Finnish rivalry is certainly interesting, but I am worried that nobody outside those two countries is going to care. Except we few "international hockey...
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    Sticky: Thanks for your EBEL updates, Rex! I enjoy...

    Thanks for your EBEL updates, Rex! I enjoy reading them.
  8. Jokerit extended their streak to 15 wins, but...

    Jokerit extended their streak to 15 wins, but Ryan Zapolski was finally beaten after 245 shutout minutes.
  9. Jokerit are enjoying a run of 14 victories, and...

    Jokerit are enjoying a run of 14 victories, and have not conceded a goal for 194 minutes (more than 3 games).
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    The playoff draw took place today: 1. Tappara...

    The playoff draw took place today:

    1. Tappara Tappara vs JYP Jyväskyla
    2. EV Zug vs Kometa Brno
    3. Adler Mannheim vs Brynäs IF
    4. Malmö Redhawks vs Oceláři Třinec
    5. Växjö Lakers vs Red Bull...
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    Logo for this subforum

    The logo for this subforum is outdated, that's the logo for the "old" CHL in 2008-09. I cannot find a way to change it, probably I don't have enough rights. But if somebody finds the time, here would...
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    Yes, really a shock loss in Nottingham for Bern....

    Yes, really a shock loss in Nottingham for Bern. I was at the Hallenstadion in Zürich last night to see ZSC vs Frölunda. It was a very fast and intense game, and tight until the very end. I haven't...
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    First major upset yesterday: the Nottingham...

    First major upset yesterday: the Nottingham Panthers defeated Mountfield HK 4-2. It was the first ever away win of a UK team in the CHL. First it looked like this honor would go to Cardiff, who were...
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    Looks like Brynäs IF vs. IFK Helsinki was the...

    Looks like Brynäs IF vs. IFK Helsinki was the best game last night, and it was the first game this season to go to penalty shots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmFGODkQjK8
    There was also...
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    Nice summary, Rex! There are now 3 minute...

    Nice summary, Rex!

    There are now 3 minute highlights of each game in their Youtube feed, which is a great:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOscS0J7zLW4RME4IMzAvWQ/videos

    The Frölunda-ZSC...
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    The first 9 games of the new CHL season were...

    The first 9 games of the new CHL season were played last night. The only upset was Adler Mannheim defeating HV71. The new homepage is quite nice, although there were some glitches with the scores bar...
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    Only 10 days or so to the start of the new CHL...

    Only 10 days or so to the start of the new CHL season! The league is again producing short (approx. 2min) introduction videos for all teams. I really enjoy those, as it gives an overview of the...
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    Ok, thanks for the update, GX!

    Ok, thanks for the update, GX!
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    Does anybody know what the status is of Dynamo? I...

    Does anybody know what the status is of Dynamo? I read a while ago, that they will play this season. But do they have a team? Are they playing preseason games?
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    Isn't KHL Medveščak now playing in the EBEL? Are...

    Isn't KHL Medveščak now playing in the EBEL? Are they going to field a second team?
  21. Here is a very detailed article that explains the...

    Here is a very detailed article that explains the KHL's long-term strategy. They set up an extensive scoring system to rank the teams, which will be the basis for shrinking the league to 24 teams.
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    The groups for next season have been drawn today:...

    The groups for next season have been drawn today:

    Group A: Banska Bystrica, Grizzlys Wolfsburg, Red Bull Salzburg, Tappara Tampere.
    Group B: Stavanger Oilers, Malmo Redhawks, KalPa Kuopio, Kometa...
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    Champions Hockey League 2017/18

    The 32 teams for next year's CHL are set: http://www.championshockeyleague.net/news/the-field-of-32-is-set/2881

    Sweden
    HV71 Jonkoping - regular season 2nd place, finalist*
    Brynas Gavle -...
  24. Medvescak Zagreb leaves KHL and returns to EBEL:...

    Medvescak Zagreb leaves KHL and returns to EBEL: http://www.erstebankliga.at/news/?id/10657/45973
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    The "CHL Center Ice" for the quarter-finals is...

    The "CHL Center Ice" for the quarter-finals is actually quite good. The program used to be mostly silly things, but this episode has recaps of all 4 matches and some interviews with players and...
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    Here are the matchups for the next round, to be...

    Here are the matchups for the next round, to be played on 1 and 8 November:

    There will be an all-Czech matchup between Vitkovice and Liberec and an all-Swiss matchup between Zurich and Lugano,...
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    There has been a new CHL attendance record in...

    There has been a new CHL attendance record in Bern last night: 13,669. Pretty impressive!
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    The group round is over and 32 teams have...

    The group round is over and 32 teams have qualified for the playoff. Most prominent team not to qualify was Luela, the champions from 2015.

    The playoff draw was today and resulted in these...
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    If you are talking about...

    If you are talking about http://www.hockeyweb.de/international/investoren-wollten-khl-klub-in-hamburg-85480, then this article is written in past tense. They wanted to create a KHL team in Hamburg,...
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    Yesterday 3 more teams secured their spot in the...

    Yesterday 3 more teams secured their spot in the playoffs: Zug, TPS Turku and Linköping.
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    Two more teams are through to the playoffs:...

    Two more teams are through to the playoffs: Frölunda and Skellefteå. Now there are 3 days without games before the group stage continues on Thursday.
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    A first handful of teams have qualified for the...

    A first handful of teams have qualified for the knock-out round: Växjö, Färjestad, Sparta Praque, ZSC Lions, Kärpät.

    Meanwhile the first Polish CHL team, ComArch Cracovia, are eliminiated. But...
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    Here is the first (short) edition of this seasons...

    Here is the first (short) edition of this seasons CHL Centre Ice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOQHOxrXFsQ
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    Excellent start for the Swiss teams, winning all...

    Excellent start for the Swiss teams, winning all of their first 8 games. But they have not yet faced any Swedish or Finnish teams.

    Speaking of Swedish teams: two surprising upsets, with Skelleftea...
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    The Swiss national team is going to participate...

    The Swiss national team is going to participate in the 2017 Spengler Cup: http://www.20min.ch/sport/dossier/hockeynati/story/Schweizer-Nati-2017-am-Spengler-Cup-19599868 (in German).

    (This doesn't...
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    The CHL made a series of short videos (approx....

    The CHL made a series of short videos (approx. 90s each) introducing the participating teams and their cities. I find this a great idea, it is nice to get to know all these teams from all over...
  37. Wow, ok, I guess this is unbeatable. :) (Unless...

    Wow, ok, I guess this is unbeatable. :) (Unless one counts Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, but that can hardly be called a "professional sports league" :c032:)
  38. The Kunlun Red Star, the team from Beijing,...

    The Kunlun Red Star, the team from Beijing, China, has officially been accepted for next season: http://en.khl.ru/news/2016/06/25/308623.html
    The final league composition will be announced next...
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    Champions Hockey League 2016/17

    Yesterday the draw for the next CHL season took place. The 48 teams were drawn into 16 groups of 3:

    https://www.championshockeyleague.net/news/draw-complete-groups-set-for-2016-17-season/1696/
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  40. Sticky: There will be a new league with KHL farm teams,...

    There will be a new league with KHL farm teams, starting next season:
    http://en.khl.ru/news/2016/03/22/242277.html
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    Sticky: If you go to en.khl.ru and move the mouse over a...

    If you go to en.khl.ru and move the mouse over a future game, you can select "Preview". There you have some statistics like head-to-head, and when you click on the "Teams" link then you see the...
  42. Sticky: Ah, the "expansion silly season" has begun...

    Ah, the "expansion silly season" has begun again... Well, I guess it already began in December with the rumors about a Chinese team....

    Despite knowing that in most cases nothing comes from it, I...
  43. Sticky: KHL in Beijing next year? This article suggests...

    KHL in Beijing next year? This article suggests that there will be a KHL team in Beijing as soon as next season: http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/14365048/russia-based-khl-expands-china-beijing-team...
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    Thanks for the link, Starkovs! (there is also an...

    Thanks for the link, Starkovs! (there is also an English version: http://ecrbs.redbulls.com/en/two-americans-lead-through-new-international-u20-series).

    It is still not clear to me, of those...
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    Are there any news about this league/series? It...

    Are there any news about this league/series? It sounded interesting, but I cannot find any information other than the original announcement from May.
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    Why would Kurbatov even know about this?

    Why would Kurbatov even know about this?
  47. Thanks, Mikke, for your Jokerit updates! I enjoy...

    Thanks, Mikke, for your Jokerit updates! I enjoy reading them.
  48. If you choose "Teams" in the menu and then select...

    If you choose "Teams" in the menu and then select a team, click on the alarm clock on the top and you can set the alerts for this team. I haven't tried it out yet, but it looks more or less like what...
  49. Finally, the KHL has made a reasonable Android...

    Finally, the KHL has made a reasonable Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.zennex.khl

    It looks good and seems easy to navigate. Play-by-play is in russian, but the rest...
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    I think among the 44 teams, 2 weaker teams are...

    I think among the 44 teams, 2 weaker teams are ok. They make the competition a bit more international, otherwise it is too much Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic.
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