Sorry for reviving an old thread, but do you mean that the KHL is encouraging poaching by saying that if they get a player from the NHL it won't count against the KHL cap?
OK, paraphrasing The Hockey News from October 28, 2008 (Vol 62 No. 07) in the International Report section (pg 40), each team has a cap of US$23.5 million. Of this total, $16.7 million is used for 21 players on the roster. The remaining $6.8 million is to be divided between four 'star' players.
Of the four 'star' players, three can be picked by the club at their discretion. The fourth player must either 1) have played in more than 40 games (20 for goalies) in the NHL the season prior, 2) be a Canadian or American junior player younger than 20 and picked in the first three rounds of the draft, or 3) be a European player that played in the last World Championship or Olympics.
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