Monday, January 7, 2013

TSN: KHL Trying to Keep NHL Players Overseas

Update 2: Bill Daley told Tom Gulitti the Devils beat writer for the record that he has received confirmation from the KHL that they will honor their agreement with the NHL.

Update: Ilya Kovalchuk has said that he is waiting to see the language of the new CBA before deciding what to do for the rest of the season.

After losing Parise to the Wild, losing Kovalchuk to would be a huge loss for the Devils.

According to Bob Mckenzie of TSN, a player who just returned to North America from the KHL says that KHL teams are putting major pressure and huge money on the table in attempts to keep NHL players from returning to North America.

I'm pretty sure smoke just came out of the ears of Gary Bettman among others.  Will have more on this as news comes out.

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