KHL wants Lampman back
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08-04-2009, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
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It's because the ramifications of NHL's poaching can still be seen in Russian hockey today.
When USSR fell, hockey in Russia was ***** and pillaged, gutted and left for dead. A good portion of that was due to NHL giving absolutely nothing back for the all the talent it took.
Now that Russian hockey is getting back on it's feet, Medvedev/Fetisov/Tretiak are making sure history won't repeat itself.
And that's okay but because Russia has opted out, they're exposed no different than the NHL. I sure as hell am not mad that Hudler or Radulov left for the KHL. That's just business. I just get tired of all the crying and propaganda from both sides. Until there's a hard agreement set in stone, this is going to happen and it's useless and ignorant to blame the players or even the teams. I blame the league reps for not getting to a table and really figuring it out and defining a position on the issue.
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