Thread: KHL= New WHA?
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07-13-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 View Post
The KHL has a form of RFA too though, so why is that any different than the NHL when it comes to expanding into Europe, curiously? And they have a draft...
I'd guess that the KHL is gambling on the hope that none of the players on their EU-based teams will challenge the draft or restricted free agency. Anyway, as vorky pointed out the draft and restricted free agency aren't fundamental to the way the KHL operates in the same way that they are for the NHL. The KHL draft is really only a compliment to the traditional hockey school-based developmental system.

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