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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Actually they can't offer him a new contract under the IIHF agreement. They orginally gave him a contract before the agreement was signed, now, after this contract is up, he won't be able to sign another as he will still be under an active NHL contract.
That's a point I just mentioned on the trade board that's being lost in the mix. The initial Radulov deal was a sticking point in the transfer agreement between Russia and the USA, initially. Eventually, the agreement was, "Okay, from now on, we won't poach players with valid contracts...but the Radulov deal stands."

Signing a new contract in the KHL would be a violation of that agreement, and would subject Russia to being disqualified from all IIHF tournaments.

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