dont know how plausible it is, but snagging some canadians would be cool. getting eremenko? hmm...well they've got to sign him first, right? or is he implying that since donbass is in the khl, he's playing games in ukraine, and therefore is eligible to be naturalized? im assuming nazarov has the inside track on how this may work
He has participated for at least four consecutive years in the national competitions of his new country, during which period he has neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country and has not played for his previous country in an IIHF competition during this four year period.
it's ambiguous wording. the "national competition" of ukraine is the KHL, he plays games in Ukraine even if it's for a Russian-based team.
In other news, Gvardiya is destroying their MHL-B opponents in tournament taking place in Belgorod. The official website has all the coverage you can imagine. Donbass is an perfect example for other teams in league stride for, as far as team websites are concerned.
really appreciate the multi lingualness of the site
but seriously, legally that's ambiguous as hell. playing 4 years in the "national competition" of the new country? cant play in another country? what if he played in the nhl, would he not be allowed to transfer nationality? how did nabokov do it?
what was the rule, 5 ukies had to be on the roster per league rules? who makes the cut outside of razin and feds?
Razin, Fedotenko, Varlamov, Belukhin and Kvitchenko will all make it. Some of the others will likely see a few games here or there, but those guys will be the 5 to watch out for. There are likely going to be 2 or 3 Ukrainians playing on other KHL teams this year as well, which is pretty good for the NT.
Any word yet on where Kasyanchuk is going to end up?
- At the press-conference in May, you mentioned that closer to the start of the season you would be able to determine the approximate budget of “Donbass” for the season. Can you announce the figure now?
- I am afraid that the concrete budgetary figure is non-public information. I won’t tell it to you now just because later it will wear me out to comment on it to others. I may say that the figure is significantly higher than last year (in the season 2012/2013 the budget was approximately 25 million dollars). Talking about salaries, this information was published by the KHL and it is 21,6 million dollars.
- Could you at least say which position “Donbass” may occupy in the KHL Club’s “budget race”?
- I think “Donbass” will occupy the fifth or sixth position among the clubs of the Western Conference with regard to budget. Some of your colleagues even put us up to fourth position.
while i was on the site they seemed to update it, but berezin disappeared from the roster and looks like Mykhailo Shevchuk has been called up
maybe berezin was sent down to the Leopards?
Shevy hasnt been too hot in the MHL, I guess they want to give one of the other kids a shot for a few games and having him up might count towards the locals requirement? (since i guess the converts don't count officially yet to the khl rules)