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KHL will be picky with NHL talent

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08:20 AM ET 09.12 | If in a few days the NHL's players are looking for work, the KHL won't exactly be swinging its doors wide open. [The KHL] can afford to be picky -- and that's just what the Russian league will do. Only "top-rated talent" is welcome, according to Sport-Express' Slava Malamud, and that's according to the league's stated guidelines. That means that if clubs are looking to sign non-Russian NHL players, they must have played in either 150 NHL games, on national teams, in the KHL previously or won a Stanley Cup or individual trophy. The rules will go into effect the day the NHL announces the lockout and be enforced until the situation is resolved. Owners maintain that they'll lock out the NHLPA on Sept. 15.

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September 12, 2012  08:54 AM ET

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September 12, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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ditto.......ditto....ditto....

September 12, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Maybe the NHL should do the same thing to Russian born players eh.

sounds like a very sound solution.........

September 12, 2012  09:02 AM ET

what he said^^^^^^

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September 12, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Picky? They realize Scott Gomez won the Stanley Cup don't they?

September 12, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Picky? They realize Scott Gomez won the Stanley Cup don't they?

That's the trouble with guidelines, someone always slips through the cracks. I don't think that there is anything to worry about though. I doubt if the KHL GMs are as dumb as some of the NHL GMs. If they were they'd be in the SHL. (Siberian Hockey League)

September 12, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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That's the trouble with guidelines, someone always slips through the cracks. I don't think that there is anything to worry about though. I doubt if the KHL GMs are as dumb as some of the NHL GMs. If they were they'd be in the SHL. (Siberian Hockey League)

or UHL

September 12, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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or UHL

or Columbus

September 12, 2012  10:08 AM ET

"We'll start with Justin Bieber and work our way down." "150 NHL games, won a Stanley Cup, or, you know, sung at a NHL game, or at one time or another have had Tom Brady sport a haircut named after you. As you can see, Justin fits two of these criteria."

September 12, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Maybe the NHL should do the same thing to Russian born players eh.

You've clearly learned from the Ed Snider school of ownership ;)

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September 12, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Maybe time for another KHL vrs. NHL series. First stop-Philly?

September 12, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Maybe time for another KHL vrs. NHL series. First stop-Philly?

I love the idea...but let's please first get the NHL games going
Hey Dwarfus, get this done. Don't make me come up there. I am far too big to lose my temper around the likes of you and your equally thick skulled opponent

September 12, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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or UHL

Uzbekistan Hockey League

September 12, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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I love the idea...but let's please first get the NHL games goingHey Dwarfus, get this done. Don't make me come up there. I am far too big to lose my temper around the likes of you and your equally thick skulled opponent

A-Gree

September 12, 2012  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Maybe time for another KHL vrs. NHL series. First stop-Philly?

It appears there is not a scheduling conflict getting in the way

September 12, 2012  02:22 PM ET

Made in America gig is over

 
September 12, 2012  02:28 PM ET
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Made in America gig is over

Not really. The need for skilled manufacturing workers has increased drastically over the last 3 years. Manufacturing may not be what it once was, but it isn't going away.

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