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#1 number9

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

"I know for a fact Russians will probably stay" - Zetterberg

Kovalchuk and Ovechkin have shown interest in staying in the KHL after the work stoppage ends. Luckily Datsyuks agent has said Dats will be returning to Detroit after the lockout

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Ovechkin staying in the KHL would be a big blow to the NHL. They have so few marketable personalities.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ovechkin staying in the KHL would be a big blow to the NHL. They have so few marketable personalities.

I disagree. I think they have TONS of marketable players, but they just chose the obvious ones. Think if Biznasty was marketed like OV. I think he has a better personality. I don't know why Russians come off as so selfish to me and seem egotistical.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

No way Ovechkin or Malkin or Kovalchuck stay. Even if the money is even (which it likey wont be) they know the NHL is still the best league in the world and they know the marketing opportunities are better.

Ovechkin is a very talented player but hes full of crap. REALLY full of crap.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

I disagree. I think they have TONS of marketable players, but they just chose the obvious ones. Think if Biznasty was marketed like OV. I think he has a better personality. I don't know why Russians come off as so selfish to me and seem egotistical.

I don't know either. Are you basing it on only a few Russians?

Because the Wings currently have a Russian player that is the antithesis of that. And they have had several in the past as well. Larionov, Fetisov, Vladdy, Kozlov.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Z should be in politics, "I know for a fact the Russians will probably stay." :lol:

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Z should be in politics, "I know for a fact the Russians will probably stay." :lol:

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

I get what Z is saying but you can't put a whole lot of stock in it. Players are mad.

Bettman is taking the game away from them so I'm not surprised they're starting to lash out and threaten to do the same.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

Well I could fully understand them, the facts especially for Russian players are like this:

- playing in a very good league
- not having to worry about that 'CBA crap every 5 - 6 years
- make even more money
- play in front of your family, friends and fans

A certain little ***** is not only killing the appeal of the NHL for Russians but also for a lot of other european born players, that is why the players need to break the stupid "our offer or lockout pattern" this time, if it means a multiple year long lockout so be it.

Although the NHL does have a ton of marketable players Stamkos, Toews, Lundquist to name a few.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

ovi and kovy know theyll never win a cup with the team their on, so why would they stay?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

it's easy for the russian players to say that they won't come back when there are no nhl games going on right now.


i mentioned it in another thread but the entire zetterberg quote is so full of misinformation, it's ridiculous

I know for a fact Russians will probably stay,” Zetterberg said. “I can’t blame them either. The Russian league treats players a different way. For them to play in their home country and not have these (labor) disputes every other year … and they honor the contracts over there.
“If you sign a deal, that’s the deal you get.”


khl had salary roll backs just last year. players get cut and released from their contracts all the time. (hudler anyone?)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

Z should be in politics, "I know for a fact the Russians will probably stay." :lol:

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Sounds to me Z needs to just stop talking. He is talking more than Mean ol Bettman. Stirring the pot it seems all the time.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

Sounds to me Z needs to just stop talking. He is talking more than Mean ol Bettman. Stirring the pot it seems all the time.


Z doesn't want to play wings hockey, Z needs to play wings hockey

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Sounds to me Z needs to just stop talking. He is talking more than Mean ol Bettman. Stirring the pot it seems all the time.


That's the point. Zetterberg is trying to force Bettman's hand by talking to the public. It's basic negotiating and he's not doing anything wrong or badly. But I highly doubt Ovechkin stays in the KHL. He was just working on having a bounce back year and probably wants to prove himself.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

That's the point. Zetterberg is trying to force Bettman's hand by talking to the public. It's basic negotiating and he's not doing anything wrong or badly. But I highly doubt Ovechkin stays in the KHL. He was just working on having a bounce back year and probably wants to prove himself.


So, it was good then that Jimmy D made his comments, right? He's just trying to force Fehr's hand by talking to the public. It's basic negotiating and he's not doing anything wrong or badly.

It's being petulant, and wanting some attention. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

I have no doubt that some players will stay, but the major players will return for the paychecks and the stardom. The players are just playing the PR game right now. Get the public afraid that their players are going to leave and not come back.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Don Cherry would like it if the Russians stayed home, more jobs for his, "Good Canadian Boys".

As mentioned, I think the players are just saying this to help bargain against Bettman and the 7 owners that back him.

In the future I'm going to refrain from bunching the owners together. From the sounds of it, this lockout is only Bettman, Phoenix, and 7 other teams... Take 'em down Fehr, NHLPA, and 22 owners! Let's get our game back!

Sounds to me Z needs to just stop talking. He is talking more than Mean ol Bettman. Stirring the pot it seems all the time.


Z can say whatever he wants, that little runt is going to take away two years and 150 points to his career totals!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:16 PM


Z should be in politics, "I know for a fact the Russians will probably stay." :lol:

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This is what I came to post


These.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

How can Ovi stay in the KHL when he has that monster of a contract? Will Dynamo buy it out?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

How can Ovi stay in the KHL when he has that monster of a contract? Will Dynamo buy it out?

He is contracted to play for the Caps in exchange for 9.7 mil. (IIRC) per year. If the Caps won't pay him the agreed salary, why should he be bound by the contract?





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