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08-05-2009, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Zine View Post
It wasn't a case of it happening all at once or immediately following USSR collapse. NHL poached boatloads of players with exising contracts (Russian contracts mind you, not USSR) for a good 2-3 years until the 1st transfer agreement went into effect in 1994......and even then the transfer money NHL gave out was a joke.
The ones breaking the contracts are the players, not the leagues. Players have a choice now and always have had a choice, so it's not even close to poaching.

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