Wasting talent in CHL, evidence
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11-20-2012, 04:03 AM
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Well, but then to make it fair, the NHL clubs would have to pay millions to the local Canadian and US clubs that grew those players, as well, and that would just make it very unfeasible. The KHL, too, should by that logic pay Swedish, Finnish or any other countries' clubs that grew players that have now played a significant amount of games in Russia. I mean, I get the point of the NHL "stealing" players from across the world, but unless they're actually making players break contracts I don't see why they should be held financially responsible. It's a free world, and any player should be able to choose his own path. I'm a huge Russia supporter in all things hockey, and also hate how the KHL is viewed in North America, but even with this bias, I can't see anything wrong with NHL clubs offering contracts to players from abroad without compensation to their clubs. If the player does not have a contract, he's free to go, and if he does and he breaks it to go play in the NHL,
should be held responsible, and not the NHL club he's going to play for.
Maybe I could agree in PRINCIPLE. Your words are IDEALISM (with all respect to you), not REALITY.
I dont care if NHL clubs pay to canadian/US youth team. That is problem of Hockey Canada and US Hockey, because NHL is played in NA. Another story is Europe, which has been loosing talent and giving nothing for it. There is transfer agreement IIHF-NHL is which one-sided (good for NHL, bad for Europe). European hockey leagues are weak diplomatically (compare to NHL), so they are happy to get this 200 000 USD than nothing. But euro stars have more value (see Malkin, Karlsson etc). KHL is stronger, wants to fair deal with NHL .. so why not?
KHL clubs pay russian local clubs for talent. KHL clubs pay money to euro clubs if a guy is under contract. NHL has created a system where euro players are forced not to sign extension with euro club (to be free for NHL and nowadays for KHL as well). So thanks NHL.
Yes, it is free world but euro clubs should be compensated for raising talent. Even if player is without contract. A player is free but look how he became free? Forced, fraud on euro club. Look, if Prokhorkin was Slovak and leaving slovak club, NHL would DO NOTHING about his contract with LA, contract would be valid. Why? Because NHL does not respect contracts of euro clubs (only KHL´s). That is reality .. yes, players are free when sign with NHL club, but look how they do to be free ...
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