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02-17-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
I thought there was no transfer agreement between the NHL and KHL? I always thought if you drafted a player from Russia you owned his rights until they come over (no matter how long it takes them to come over).
There's a 'memorandum of understanding' between the two leagues. Basically it says that they will honor existing contracts. This is why Visnovsky can't play in the KHL. Since he's signed until 2013-14, he'd have a short time to sign a deal to play in the NHL

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