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02-22-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by brs03 View Post
The one thing Kuznetsov has going for him is that he's a budding, homegrown star for that club. He's significantly less likely to get jerked around than most players would. Then it just becomes a question of betting on the financial health of his team over the course of the contract.
Hockey is not a business for Russia. It's social programm, kind of. While you can cut some non-profit parts you can't cut one of the best pieces, the faces of the sport.

The whole different kind of a system, the KHL.

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