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09-18-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Semin View Post
"I can share Alexander Ovechkin's words," says Ilya Kovalchuk. "If there will be a pay cut, we will seriously consider the option of moving permanently back to our homeland and play there.

got it from here
http://alexovetjkin.blogspot.ca/2012...said-that.html
Except there's something called the IIHF which makes such a threat pretty much a non-starter. In any event the rollback fears are pretty unwarranted IMO. The players will eat it via escrow most likely. It's a rollback by another name but...still. Not uncharted territory, just more of it.

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