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11-19-2008, 04:41 PM
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Commentary: A theory on the Kost Bros, Kovy and Markov

I've been thinking about this for awhile, and I believe there could logically be some truth to it...

The Russian stock market, as many of you know, has quite rapidly tanked by a WHOPPING 70% scince the price of oil peaked this past summer.

I will bet that many Russian players have LOST THEIR **** SHIRTS on their stock investments and savings and are basically very depressed over this shocking financial decimation of their cash positions.

Instead of strutting around like kings they now feel defeated and wiped out, and are playing as such

There is clearly more going on in those brains of theirs than just hockey... and your personal finances is NOT something you talk about in public

any comments?

(other than "they better start hustling for big fat NHL contracts, then")

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11-19-2008, 04:53 PM
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Only and idiot would leave their money in the Russian stock market.

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Pretty sure none of these guys with their North American agents and their North American investment brokers would be investing in the Russian market. Good theory though.

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Only and idiot would leave their money in the Russian stock market.
Pray tell, if no one is interested in buying, how would you go about getting your money out of the Russian stock market?

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I guess Malkin, Semin, Ovechkin, etc don't invest in stocks

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Pretty sure none of these guys with their North American agents and their North American investment brokers would be investing in the Russian market. Good theory though.
They probably also have Russian agents and stock brokers. Up until this summer, Oil was a viewed as a good short-term investment.

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11-19-2008, 05:09 PM
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Pray tell, if no one is interested in buying, how would you go about getting your money out of the Russian stock market?
Don't put it there in the first place?

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I guess Malkin, Semin, Ovechkin, etc don't invest in stocks
I think the OP is only speculating and throwing out what ifs, but it's an interesting theory none the less. Something similar happened to Modano after the tech bubble burst.

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Don't put it there in the first place?
Up until the bubble burst, oil was seen as being a good investment, so many people invested in it regardless of where they found it.

There's a reason why stock market bubbles become bubbles to begin with. The lure of a low risk/high reward investment has screwed many experienced investors in the past, so I wouldn't be too surprised if a bunch of hockey players got suckered in by it.

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Wow the market is really bad in Russia... How much did Wallstreet lose in the same period?

I was wondering why gas prices went down like that.

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Wow the market is really bad in Russia... How much did Wallstreet lose in the same period?

I was wondering why gas prices went down like that.
Wall Street is also being greatly affected by the mortgage mess, so you could say they lost a lot considering the collapse has been breaking records along the way.

We live in interesting times!

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I also suspect that Komisarek injured his hand voting for Obama.

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I also suspect that Komisarek injured his hand voting for Obama.
Now that's funny...

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Hey it's a theory.

Frankly though, if I lost my shirt on the market as a player I'd be working my butt off to make sure that my UFA/RFA contract is a good one.

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Wall Street is also being greatly affected by the mortgage mess, so you could say they lost a lot considering the collapse has been breaking records along the way.

We live in interesting times!
Recessions are not exactly new. Situations of stagflation have occurred all throughout history, dating back to the implementation of the first markets back in the late medieval period. This recession will seem like a big deal for now but there will be an economic boom and people will forget there was ever a recession. Then of course it'll happen again. Human society is itself a creature of habit

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Recessions are not exactly new. Situations of stagflation have occurred all throughout history, dating back to the implementation of the first markets back in the late medieval period. This recession will seem like a big deal for now but there will be an economic boom and people will forget there was ever a recession. Then of course it'll happen again. Human society is itself a creature of habit
Wasn't there a recession when we won the Stanley Cup in 1993 ?

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Recessions are not exactly new. Situations of stagflation have occurred all throughout history, dating back to the implementation of the first markets back in the late medieval period. This recession will seem like a big deal for now but there will be an economic boom and people will forget there was ever a recession. Then of course it'll happen again. Human society is itself a creature of habit
Absolutely... That's why I propose that from now on, all trading be done by robots, or hot chicks (we won't mind so much when they waste all our money).

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Wasn't there a recession when we won the Stanley Cup in 1993 ?
I'm pretty sure we were recovering by then...

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Wow the market is really bad in Russia... How much did Wallstreet lose in the same period?

I was wondering why gas prices went down like that.
About half of that by now.

Keep in mind that the stock market made historic crashes a daily routine at some point. Good thing it also made historic peaks.

Nevertheless, this theory is absolutely false, but nice try. Even if they had some stocks, you'd have to be an idiot not to diversify your assets when facing imminent recessions that were predicted months ago. And, that's why they don't take care of their assets themselves.

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