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Re: EHF play-in teams

EHF is not considering this. They said that they would do this a few years back when the Northeast Hockey League folded and the teams all went to EHF but they basically made it impossible to get into the elite level. Since then they don't even pretend to do it. You are either one of the "Elite" programs or the best you can get into is the top tier 1 division. I guess they think the system works and are sticking with it because they let all those HNE teams walk and didn't budge.

Re: EHF play-in teams

Would EHF care if all organizations that are excluded from the elite division banded together, however unlikely, and left for the BHL so they at least had the opportunity to play into the E9? Why would stronger EHF programs let their product not be the best it can be, so that it could remain the best? Wouldn't elite organizations that had select teams that could potentially move up, be up for the change?