|Europe according to Americans|
As both parties in the quarrel seem to be more focused on acting like spoiled brats than actually getting somewhere with the negotiations, we are facing another lockout - whether or not it lasts the whole season.
This being the situation, hockey fans have to turn to other leagues if they wish to get their daily doses of excitement, tears and joy. In North America there are plenty of junior leagues where to choose from (I’ve been told), but as I’m a European, I have no idea what is going with those so I shall focus on what I know best – Europe.
With the exception of KHL, European hockey leagues are national, so each of “top” hockey countries in Europe has their own league. The less merited hockey nations have of course their own leagues as well but to keep this simple, these posts only deal with KHL, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.