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Jori Lehtera (Update: Re-signed with Sibir for 2 years)
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01-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I was not talking about Tarasenko last season, but in the 2010/11 season. Around March 2011, the Sibir GM spoke with the fans and said that there was a
70% chance that Tarasenko would be playing in the NHL for the 2011/12 season
, despite him having 1 year remaining on his Sibir contract. Ultimately Tarasenko decided to remain with Sibir for that following season.
I don't really believe that such clauses would automatically be known about; the team didn't even announce that they had signed Lehterä for 2 years with their official press release. Also, remember last season when they traded the KHL RFA rights of Tarasenko to SKA without any announcement (the initial trade last January was sending Tarasenko on loan until the end of the season).
I think we are going to have to agree to disagree here)) But I would be astonished if the Blues wanted him for next season and he had to remain with Sibir.
Actually all this out clause stuff rarely happens in the KHL. I've heard only about NHLers have such clauses. Even ROR (O'Reighly) could not sign contract in the KHL because of it. That was the main obstacle. They agreed to sign with this clause only if his NHL's offer exceeds his KHL contract.
Taras always had been on a special position in Sibir. His father was a head coach.
About his trade to SKA I've already spoken. Rumours about it were widespread in the KHL long before the trade.
Right now I cannot see how player with KHL contract on his hands can go to the NHL unless he has a club's permission.
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