Thread: Waived: Dmitri Kugryshev WSH
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09-06-2011, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
The Russian factor is a player choosing a KHL contract over an NHL/AHL contract. In this case, there was no NHL/AHL contract available. It's not like Kugryshev ditched the Bears to go play at home. This was something that judging by the circumstances, was mutually communicated and agreed upon. Mutual release of contract two days after he signs a KHL deal sounds to me like they told him he wasn't making the Bears and let him go get a deal before they waived him. He's not pulling a Radulov.
The Russian factor is also signing a contract back in Russia to apply pressure to your NA club for more money/one-way contracts.

It's not just one thing. To me anyway.

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