Slovak hockey club “ the Lion “ can replace a residence permit
the First season in Continental hockey league for club from the far abroad comes to the end not in the best way. “ a lion “ from the Slovak city of Poprad does not get in plej - off, and its future is foggy now.
More recently the club has replaced the owner - the Czech company CKD of Groups doing business in Bohemia and Russia became its main shareholder. The first that owners have made - have entered a mode of rigid economy. As the Slovak press informs, employees of club have already received notices of layoff - works will lose 20 persons. Leading players also are going to leave Poprad. In plej - off “ a lion “ will not play, and of hockey players too will try to get rid as soon as possible.
Moreover, new owners plan to transport the command to Prague. This information was confirmed to Slovak journalists with mayor Poprada Anton Danko. As he said, most likely the question will dare the next month. In the city, certainly, the command do not want to lose. As if for Prague occurrence of one more hockey club hardly becomes a great occasion, for Poprada participation “ It is left “ in KHL it is very important - the command has spent almost all house matches at notices. And just the question of building of the normal training base, which cost, depending on the chosen project is now solved, will make two or three million euro. If the command moves to capital of Czechia, these expenses become senseless.
Vmecte with that, the Slovak press is adjusted is pessimistic enough. Assumptions that " sound even; this season can become the first and last for “ It is left “ in KHL “.
At present the Slovak club takes a penultimate, tenth place in the table of the Western conference. But considering that budget of the team makes euro all 12 million is in times less, than at leading clubs, - a debut “ It is left “ in KHL in any way you will not name failure. The command in which there are no bright stars, has given out many class matches and time and again selected points at much more star competitors.