Are they really trying new things? Expansion certainly isn't new. The only thing that's even somewhat new about what they're doing is that their method for expansion is to poach the best teams from surrounding areas. Does that help the countries that are losing their top team? I mean, you say it helped Croatia that Zagreb left. I remember when that happened, it was controversial because immediately after they announced they'd be joining the KHL, they cut all of the Croatia and Slovenian players on the team and replaced them with North Americans and Europeans from more established countries. Then they go and suck for a few years and hightail it back to a lesser league. Is that improving things for anyone? I don't see anything noble or innovative about the KHL. It's a league always teetering on the brink of financial insolvency that tries to grow by picking up top clubs from rival leagues, which is not a new strategy. The league is what it is--very talented and somewhat unstable.