The club from UAE can join the KHL already in 2021. This statement was made head of the Emirates hockey League (EHL), Russian businessman Vladimir Burdun, reports “R-Sport”.
He admitted that he has not communicated with the representatives of the KHL on this subject, because first you need “need to restore order in EHL”.
“I will say this: we can very easily become Dubai’s “Las Vegas nights”. Agree with CHL – sure can get a team of former NHL stars, which quickly gives the result. Will play the UAE players with Datsyuk and gets injured? I think these people will easily be able to play in our team. We follow Alexander Ovechkin and Yevgeny Malkin, which in the future will be back from the NHL. We are ready to talk to them, discuss the details of the contracts”, – said Burdon.
He expressed confidence that former NHL players among Russians “with great pleasure will move to Dubai” because there is “a completely different standard of living.” The name of the future of the team is not already selected.
“Considering several options. We have owned the club “Mighty camels”. By and large, in 1994 it started with hockey in the Emirates. Perhaps he will be part of the KHL. I hope in 2021. Or we’ll go the other way – there are already several variants of the name,” said the businessman.
As he wrote Ruposters, the funding of the KHL clubs by state in the 2018/19 season decreased by 2 billion rubles.