KHL teams want to keep Ovechkin, Kovalchuk rather than return 'em to NHL?
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11-11-2012, 09:20 AM
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Good luck convincing the teams to let them out of their contracts.
This should be fun. Russia can't do ****. These contracts were signed in the US under US labor law. They'll be crushed. The IIHF suspending them from international play will be brilliant as well.
I don't think the IIHF has any reason to suspend them.
The NHL is not affiliated with the IIHF. The KHL is. There is no transfer agreement between the leagues, just a simple MOU which would be terminated instantly if the KHL could get Ovechkin or a similar player to stay.
Somehow I doubt the IIHF would interfere actually.
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