Slava Voynov & KHL Snake Oil Salesmen
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05-10-2013, 04:28 AM
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Nope. No chance.
NHL and KHL have an MOA to respect each other's contracts. Voynov had a valid NHL contract, that was assigned to AHL. A guy like Voynov is not bad, but with how bad the KHL got destroyed before without an agreement (Radulov vs Ovechkin, Malkin, etc), it would take a superstar signing for the KHL to risk losing that agreement. KHL blocked Visnovsky staying in Slovan for this very reason, and more topical for us Kings fans prospect LW Nikolai Prokhorkin was sent back to KHL this season for that reason.
At no point before this season could Voynov have left for KHL, any rumours anybody might have heard were BS. However this season with be the first since signing that Voynov has the option to head back to Russia. That being said, I consider it HIGHLY unlikely that Voynov heads back to KHL now, Kings will pay the man.
DL gave him chioce if i recall correctly.. go to AHL or KHL by lockout...
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