Bratislava Capitals: New King in town?

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  1. alko Registered User

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    A new very ambitious project is starting in Bratislava: Bratislava Capitals.

    Lot of interesting names already on their roster:

    Goalies
    Peter Hamerlík, Matej Gajan, Matej Mega

    Defense
    Karol Sloboda, Lukáš Bohunický, Matej Bača, Ivan Jankovič, Vladimír Lukáčik, Matúš Juriga, Ryan Martinelli

    Forwards
    Félix Petrinec, Tibor Varga, Róbert Varga, Marek Slovák, Dávid Buc, Marcel Holovič, Denis Hudec, Martin Kalináč, Filip Surovka, Michal Šálka, Erik Smolka, Patrik Danišovský

    Caoches
    Peter Oremus, Michal Hudec, Roman Mega, Ján Kovačič

    David Buc: played on last 2 WCH. Big jumb for him. To Slovak second league
    Eric Selleck: from last champion HC 05 Banska Bystrica to second league.

    There must be money! And there are rumors, that owner of this team had boycotted Slovan Bratislava everywhere he could. The reason should be, that he would have a clear patch to our top league.
     
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    it should be developed to participate in KHL ?
    if it is a good owner, sponsors can be attracted easier (compared to slovan), and i am sure people are hungry to watch high level liga again?
    but i write this without knowing anything about this club, the intensions etc...
     
  3. alko Registered User

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    That is too much. If they will make it to our top league and eventually win it in 10 years, hurra. But KHL is simply out of reach.
     
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    So, if they make it to Tipsport Liga, chances are that Koval will no longer support Banska Bystrica, right?

    I think this project had great potential back when it was started and Slovan was still in the KHL, today it seems like yet another fight between people with various agendas in Slovak hockey.

    I don't think Bratislava can sustain 2 Tipsport Liga team long-term and if just one survives, it will likely be Slovan.
     
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    I think, it can survive. In our league all teams are financially back-rounded with group of investors, they exactly know, they will be in red numbers. Its a toy for them to have a team in hand. You cant make a profit.

    So if you have a guy, that is open to invest every season about 1 milllion €, you can have a team also in Krasno nad Kysucou. In Bratislava is place for 2 good teams.
     
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    Just a lousy club name.
     
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    Yup. I like them, I like their ambition and I really hope they make it to the Tipsport liga as early as this year, but they went in the wrong direction with the rebrading. The name is terrible, and the logo and the jerseys aren't looking all that great either.

    What is it with Slovak clubs and their need to rip-off NHL teams? Between this and Slovan's laughable logo, I'm starting to think that there's something going on... lol
     
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    I am in Canada but have Slovak blood.

    Why is Slovan hard to sponsor? Is it the same on the football side of things? Whats happening with Slovan Bratislava. I really want to get into watching some games and maybe go watch a few in the future.
     
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    There is the "Owner issue". A little bit compared to Ottawa Senators. But in his own way. Juraj Siroky doesnt have a good name here in Slovakia. So the sponsors are very aware, if they will thrown their money into his business.
     
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    That's just terrible, a big shame unfortunately. Hard to find wealthy Slovaks never mind find ones that could take over the hockey club. What's attendance/interest like?

    Does he own the football side of things to? I know they got a big stadium but low attendance numbers but again the Slovak football league isn't as good as the Austrian league.
     
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    Now are we talking about Slovan or Capitals?

    Slovan has still their fans, but the stadium isnt full at their games. Capitals play only for hardcore fans and family members. But on the small stadium in Ruzinov, if im correct.
     
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    Slovan,
     
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    They must have money to spend. Four Canadians in team: Eric Selleck , Sébastien Piché, Ryan Martinelli and yesterday they signed also goalie Matt Climie.

    How it will end?
     
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    Looks like Bratislava Capitals will play in the Austrian league next year. EBEL that is, though the league name will change.
     
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    Interesting news, thanks.
     
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    First step before KHL? Long time ago, there was some talk, that Zvolen played with such idea, maybe the investors (and others) have a new candidate. I know, this team is basically Banska Bystrica "B" team. But anyway. There was talk, that the owner of BB doesnt want to give huge money for a team, that played only in our league.
     
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    The cooperation with Banska Bystrica has ended end of last year. BB owner wanted a Bratislava team in Extra League, but now Slovan is back and everything changed.
     
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    But isnt the owner of Bratislava Capitals son of the owner of Banska Bystrica?
     
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    Not anymore, as far as I know. There is still some connection as BB sponsor Ivo Ďurkovič (iClinic) is head of Capitals board, but BB owner Koval is not involved in the EBEL project.
     

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