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11-11-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Except that new agreements were hammered out precisely to deal with situations like Radulov's, since there weren't agreements in place at the time.

Or did you think that none of this is governed by any rules or agreements and that any party can do whatever they want on a whim? Or did you perhaps think that rules always remained exactly unchanged?

Oh look, there goes that argument.
oh, sorry, I just assumed you actually read this thread and had a basic handle on the situation.

There is no binding agreement. Just a handshake. The reason was that both sides were poaching and wanted it to stop. There was no clear advantage.

If "big fish" become available, then it would be in the KHL's interest to once again start poaching players. Sure, the NHL could come back and start signing KHL players under contract, but they wouldn't be able to get premier players like the names mentioned in this thread. So it becomes a situation where the KHL has more to gain than lose.

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