KHL teams want to keep Ovechkin, Kovalchuk rather than return 'em to NHL?
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11-11-2012, 01:18 PM
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you don't see why the iihf would interfere?
so lets say that the khl takes just ovechkin and kovalchuck nobody else, the rest of the nhl players stay in the nhl.
good luck selling hockey tickets for any game outside of russian tickets at the next olympics. because canada won't be sending there best players, the americans won't be sending there best players, the czechs won't be sending there best players, the sweds won't be sending there best players, even germany would become even worse then they are because they have no nhl players to boost the team up.
it is pretty silly to think the iihf wouldn't step in to stop this knowing the back lash that the nhl would do to them.
even if the nhl says in the new cba that they are willing to stop play for those 2 weeks for the olympics, they will scratch that so fast
and the olympic hockey tournament will becoming nothing more then the spengler cup.
So it's ok for the owners to unilaterally change the rules of the CBA?
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