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11-11-2012, 03:27 PM
The Zetterberg Era
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Originally Posted by billybudd View Post
Should just point something out. There's no transfer agreement between the KHL and the NHL. Just a memorandum of understanding, which is a non-binding agreement that exists precisely until one side or the other decides it doesn't.

If the KHL can keep Ovy and Kovy (don't see the latter staying), they're going to decide it doesn't.
There will be an equal amount of pressure to not do this in Russia when they realize that it crushes what look to be a strong chance at a gold medal. The NHL does not want the NHL bringing back a world cup, that will happen instantly if they don't protect the NHL from this. They will lose all NHL players from the World Championship and Olympics. As much as I like watching both events if the IIHF doesn't stop this, I would support the league leaving both and look forward to whatever tournament they put in place to compete and hurt the IIHF events.

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