RUMOR: Wealthy KHL GM Eyeing Elite NHL Russian Players.
This might be the end of the conflict between the NHL and the Olympic committee, but it’s surely not the end of it between the players and the NHL as many of them (Ovechkin) clearly showed their intention to go no matter what.
The decision already seems to have terrible consequences as KHL insider Aivis Kalkins reported, “Vladislav Tretjak believes that multiple Russian players will be coming home to KHL this off-season.” This morning.
GM of SKA told Igor Eronko, Sport-Express Hockey Writer and KHL specialists, that they’re in talks with Russian NHL players, whose contracts will end on July 1.
2017 Top-3 UFA NHL Players:
1) Alexander Radulov
2) Dmitry Kulikov
3) Andrei Markov
As he reported earlier in April, Craig Custance, ESPN senior writer, replied to the news by making a list of potential Russian UFA players that could leave the NHL to play in the KHL. Among them, Markov, Radulov, Kulikov, Kuznetsov, Orlov, Yakupov, Tyutin and Burmistrov.