Source confirms he will do what it takes
Don't be surprise if Vladimir Putin is working on shocking deal to poach NHL superstar player as reported Slava Malamud, one of the KHL finest insider. In a series of 31 tweet, Malamud explained how Putin work with Kovalchuk to keep him and how he will do what it takes to steal Ovechkin from the KHL.
Here's the full quote/tweet from KHL top insider Slava Mlamud:
"In order to understand the dark undercurrent of RUS hockey and the role politics plays in it, you have to start with knowing one thing: hockey in Russia is not profitable. There is NO WAY to make money on professional hockey in Russia. You’ll always be in the red.Even the KHL’s financial giants, like SKA, operate with a loss in tens of millions of dollars every year. How are they kept afloat? Most teams subside at the bare survival level by scrambling up a few sponsors and some taxpayers’ money, just enough to get by. But SKA and CSKA are owned by Russia’s biggest energy companies, all state-operated, all run by Putin’s inner circle of friends."
"To understand the Kovalchuk situation (and, ultimately, the upcoming Ovi decision), you need to know the role politics plays in RUS hockey"