Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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01-08-2013, 02:52 PM
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Then you can be sure the "Russians" stereotype will not go away for many centuries. The KHL will be put down. The Russian players who went against their contracts for money will be throw in the bin. All things Russian will be tainted especially to the Canadians after the WJC taunt
Even if they tried that is. If there's substantial evidence that they tried to go against their contracts.
I don't see any chance Kovalchuk can get away with it. He'll be suspended by the Devils and he can essentially kiss his NHL career goodbye. The IIHF will also suspend him for the Olympics in 2014 which will be played in his native Russia which would be a disaster for him.
Visnovsky could possibly get away with it, meaning the KHL likely will honor contracts on a case by case basis. It's not fair, but that's the way it'll be.
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