The KHL is rigged

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The KHL is rigged

Post by Per » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:02 am

SKA Petersburg has won three of the four last championshios, and while the rest of the league has a hard cap, Petersburg has been allowed to spend six times as much, so that they could have 15 Olympians under the same roof, preparing for the Olympics and at the same time make sure that Putin's favourite team wins the championship once again.

In order to do so, you also have the referees and the "war room" making ludicrous calls to ensure the right results.

Despicable! :mad:

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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by Topper » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:08 am

Has anything changed since the days of the Red Army team?
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I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.

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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am

And the NHL isn't ?

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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by vic » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
And the NHL isn't ?
Wouldn't call the NHL rigged, I'd call it probably one of the worst officiated leagues out of the big 4.

It's the only sport where the rules change from period to period, game to game, series to series.

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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:46 pm

vic wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am
Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
And the NHL isn't ?
Wouldn't call the NHL rigged, I'd call it probably one of the worst officiated leagues out of the big 4.

It's the only sport where the rules change from period to period, game to game, series to series.
The officials have admitted that their judgement on close calls is affected by their personal feelings about a team.

And doesn't it seem to you that a team's chances of winning the Cup are affected by head office's perceptions of the marketing value of such a win?

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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by Per » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:48 pm

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
And the NHL isn't ?
Not to the extent that the president's favourite team is allowed to spend six times as much as any other team.
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Re: The KHL is rigged

Post by Lancer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:24 am

Per wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
And the NHL isn't ?
Not to the extent that the president's favourite team is allowed to spend six times as much as any other team.
The NHL turns a blind eye to some teams’ cap-circumvention (IR zombie commandos, back-diving contracts, etc.) and crucifies others for the same shit. The difference between an oligopoly and a monopoly.
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