Sportsnet.ca's Brophy says Russian stars might be lured to KHL by tax free millions
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01-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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Alexander Radulov was getting paid $1M+ and was not a household name. Alexander Ovechkin is one of the faces of the NHL and has 11 years (I believe) left on his deal at $9.5M/yr.
And why would the IIHF fight for the NHL, which they dislike as it is, over Ovechkin? The NHL can't pressure the IIHF. If they try to pull out of the Olympics, then they'd probably face more guys jumping to the KHL.
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