At Herning Blue Fox is already the case. The dream is to get the club's 'own' NHL stars, Peter Regin and Frans Nielsen home.
- It would be a shame to let such a chance go our nose over, says Blue Fox-chairman Claus Sørensen.
The biggest challenge for a club like Blue Fox - and the other Danish clubs - is the economy. First, there is the salary that NHL players should have, and worst of all there is the question of insurance.
It is dogs expensive to insure NHL players. A player who Frans Nielsen believed to cost up to 200,000 dollars a month - just in insurance.
It's an interesting cost-benefit question for a Euro club that can't easily afford NHL players. On the one hand, you could bring home one of the country's biggest stars for part, or all, of a season. On the flip side, it's going to break your bank.
As for John Tavares, there isn't a full blown report suggesting he could go overseas but rather a passing quote from an interview this morning with Denis Gorman. It seems to be just an aside in a CBA conversation but it's worth noting nonetheless.
...disappointing. ...We understand how important it is to fight for a fair deal. [#NHL has] made a lot of changes [to proposals]. It's...— Denis Gorman (@DenisGorman) September 13, 2012
...about cutting our salaries." Tavares said he is ineligible to play in the #AHL, but Europe is "definitely something I would consider."— Denis Gorman (@DenisGorman) September 13, 2012