HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk
National Hockey League Talk Discuss NHL players, teams, games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Russians aren't coming! (UPD: McKenzie says KHL pressuring players to stay)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-07-2013, 08:22 AM
  #1
dem
Registered User
 
dem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,579
vCash: 500
The Russians aren't coming! (UPD: McKenzie says KHL pressuring players to stay)

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Just a low rumble for now, but there are whispers KHL teams may be offering "inducements" to get RUS stars to stay and not return to NHL.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
In last 24 hours, multiple sources told me NHL teams would do well to have roll call because it's possible a RUS player or two may not show.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Two things to keep in mind: 1. Many RUS stars publicly stated earlier this season they might stay the entire the year in the KHL.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
2. NHL-KHL have post-Radulov pact to honor contracts. That said, been suggested to me this entire issue could heat up again. We'll see.

dem is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:28 AM
  #2
CCCP
Registered User
 
CCCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 2,965
vCash: 500
Ovechkin, Backy and Komarov are already on their way.

CCCP is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:28 AM
  #3
S3rkie
Registered User
 
S3rkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Country: United States
Posts: 1,072
vCash: 140
Doubt any of them stay, most of the quotes from players seemed like threats just for the negotiation process. How many of the players would want to take the risk of them not being able to play in the olympics.

S3rkie is online now  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:29 AM
  #4
LeeIFBB
Teflon Doug
 
LeeIFBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tanning Bed
Posts: 1,474
vCash: 500
I'm sure it will all be resolved in an above board manner.

LeeIFBB is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:31 AM
  #5
Jill Sandwich
Master of Unlocking
 
Jill Sandwich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arklay Mansion
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,673
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Jill Sandwich
Stars is questionable. But second liners and young guys who project to be stars (the Morozovs and Radulovs), I could see them staying with a good thing, getting more playing time and more money. I think the Kovalchuks and Ovechkins want the prestige of dominating the highest league in the world.

Jill Sandwich is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:33 AM
  #6
Levitate
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,439
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jill Sandwich View Post
Stars is questionable. But second liners and young guys who project to be stars (the Morozovs and Radulovs), I could see them staying with a good thing, getting more playing time and more money. I think the Kovalchuks and Ovechkins want the prestige of dominating the highest league in the world.
Yup this is pretty much how I"m thinking.

I'd be looking at guys like Tarasenko who were supposed to be coming over, and I'd bet that the KHL is making a big pitch to keep them at least for the rest of the season

Levitate is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:35 AM
  #7
TAnnala
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oulu
Posts: 9,021
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
Ovechkin, Backy and Komarov are already on their way.
That is only one Russian.....

TAnnala is online now  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:36 AM
  #8
Razor29
52-22-8
 
Razor29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,201
vCash: 50
Most of them will be back..

Razor29 is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:36 AM
  #9
FinRuutu
Red Wins
 
FinRuutu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland
Posts: 4,398
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
Ovechkin, Backy and Komarov are already on their way.
Komarov is Finnish, thank you very much.

FinRuutu is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:40 AM
  #10
Kshahdoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 2,724
vCash: 500
Tarasenko and Bobrovskiy will come. Kovy, i think, too. Dats and Malkin have already said they won't stay in KHL. Dats said he's gonna play a few more games though. Looks like he likes being in CSKA pretty much, so Wings should be prepared that he won't sign a new conract with them.


Last edited by Kshahdoo: 01-07-2013 at 08:45 AM.
Kshahdoo is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:40 AM
  #11
Ogopogo*
 
Ogopogo*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,214
vCash: 500
The KHL honored the agreement this year - Yakupov missed games waiting for his transfer card. Everything should be fine.

Ogopogo* is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:40 AM
  #12
GM17*
ALL HAIL LORD FISH
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Halifax
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,939
vCash: 500
If this happens Devils draft MacKinnon woo

GM17* is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:42 AM
  #13
CCCP
Registered User
 
CCCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 2,965
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinRuutu View Post
Komarov is Finnish, thank you very much.
I know. ))

Quote:
Originally Posted by TAnnala View Post
That is only one Russian.....
Nah, really? ))

CCCP is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:43 AM
  #14
premadonna
Registered User
 
premadonna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,221
vCash: 520
Talk about a boring topic.

premadonna is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:44 AM
  #15
Cory Trevor
Smokes, Let's go
 
Cory Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brockton
Country: United States
Posts: 7,277
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinRuutu View Post
Komarov is Finnish, thank you very much.
I know but the intention was to include all players who played in the NHL but are currently in the KHL. Hopefully he'll Finnish soon though...

Cory Trevor is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:45 AM
  #16
Wingsfan2965*
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,539
vCash: 500
It makes me laugh that the KHL struggles so hard to be relevant in the hockey world.

Ovechkin's coming back, Datsyuk's coming back, I would assume Malkin is coming back, so honestly, does anybody really care?

Wingsfan2965* is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:47 AM
  #17
njdevil26
Registered User
 
njdevil26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Clark, NJ
Country: Italy
Posts: 6,611
vCash: 500
Kovalchuk bought a plot of land in North Jersey for four million dollars... then build a RIDICULOUS house on it. His kids go to school here and his family lives here. I'm not worried about him coming back.

njdevil26 is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:51 AM
  #18
CCCP
Registered User
 
CCCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 2,965
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by analog4ndy View Post
I know but the intention was to include all players who played in the NHL but are currently in the KHL. Hopefully he'll Finnish soon though...
I'm glad someone understood. thank you!

CCCP is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 08:52 AM
  #19
CCCP
Registered User
 
CCCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 2,965
vCash: 500
Tarasenko will be on his way shortly.

CCCP is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:02 AM
  #20
Vikke
FHM 13 researcher
 
Vikke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bustoville
Country: Sweden
Posts: 12,909
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingsfan2965 View Post
It makes me laugh that the KHL struggles so hard to be relevant in the hockey world.

Ovechkin's coming back, Datsyuk's coming back, I would assume Malkin is coming back, so honestly, does anybody really care?
A lot of people care, yeah.

Vikke is online now  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:10 AM
  #21
Izzy
Moderator
FollowmeonInstagram!
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Posts: 43,162
vCash: 270
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
Tarasenko will be on his way shortly.
Thank God

Izzy is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:13 AM
  #22
lazerbullet
Registered User
 
lazerbullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 684
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by dem View Post
Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Just a low rumble for now, but there are whispers KHL teams may be offering "inducements" to get RUS stars to stay and not return to NHL.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
In last 24 hours, multiple sources told me NHL teams would do well to have roll call because it's possible a RUS player or two may not show.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Two things to keep in mind: 1. Many RUS stars publicly stated earlier this season they might stay the entire the year in the KHL.


Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
2. NHL-KHL have post-Radulov pact to honor contracts. That said, been suggested to me this entire issue could heat up again. We'll see.

What the hell is McKenzie trying to stir up. Every Russian who has been asked said that they are going back.

lazerbullet is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:13 AM
  #23
Phion Keneuf
Top Dawg Ent.
 
Phion Keneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vaughan, Ontario
Country: Italy
Posts: 27,723
vCash: 500
Hope Kule and Grabo come back asap

Phion Keneuf is online now  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:18 AM
  #24
General Granny*
 
General Granny*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 986
vCash: 500
Could it be Gonchar?

General Granny* is offline  
Old
01-07-2013, 09:19 AM
  #25
loLZokAY
str8 gonger
 
loLZokAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 475
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kshahdoo View Post
Tarasenko and Bobrovskiy will come. Kovy, i think, too. Dats and Malkin have already said they won't stay in KHL. Dats said he's gonna play a few more games though. Looks like he likes being in CSKA pretty much, so Wings should be prepared that he won't sign a new conract with them.
pasha stated he liked the khl but he missed detroit big time. he also said in previous interviews that he won't finish his career in detroit but will likely sign a 1-2 yr contract after this current one. after that he'll finish in the motherland

loLZokAY is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.