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NHL and Continental Hockey League reach agreement on player transfers

The NHL and the newly formed Russian Continental Hockey League (abbreviated KHL) agreed today at a meeting in Zurich to respect the validity of player contracts across all borders.

The immediate impact of the agreement will be to put an end to KHL teams offering big money to NHL players if they walk out on the remaining years of their NHL contracts.

In the long-term, this agreement will serve to stimulate the rapid globalization of the game of hockey.  The possibility of a 2012 Hockey World Cup was reportedly discussed but no concrete plans were made.

Is it out of the question to ponder the possibility of a worldwide league within a decade where the winner of the Stanley Cup would meet the winner of the Gagarin Cup in a yearly World Championship??

Read the full article here.

About the author:  Marc is a Long Island native and a hockey goalie. He has been a Rangers fan for as long as he can remember, although, in the interest of full disclosure, there was a time during the 1993 playoffs when he vaguely remembers cheering for Pierre Turgeon and the Islanders after the Dale Hunter cheap shot. His favorite Ranger of all time is Mike Richter.

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  1. 1) ALERT! The note above is NOT from anyone associated with our blog. It is, as we’re sure you’ve figured out, an imposter who pops up from time to time most likely out of jealousy, insanity or most likely both.
    2) They stopped bothering other blogs when those blogs caught them red handed because they had the ability to detect their IP adress differed from ours (We’re located in the US, they we’re told in Calgary Canada).
    3) Anyway, easiest thing to do is to delete and ignore them and eventauly they tire and move on. Again, sorry for the inconvience.

  2. Thanks for the heads up. We have a link up in our blogroll to newfaux.blogspot.com, which seems like a cool and legitimate blog. The website promoted by commenter #1 above seems inappropriate to link to because it makes wild and completely unfounded assertions about the sexuality of NHL players without any evidence or sources to back up the claims. -Marc

  3. 1) Thanks Marc.
    Its a long story and we didn’t think we’d bore ya with the details on how/why this crap goes on, but it seems this loon gets off impersonating other people. Again, sorry for the inconvenience and thanks again!

  4. faux is no stranger to the hockey crazies….
    shoutout to you over in my DARKland blog 5-hole for Rangers info during my summer hiatus. Keep up the RANGer world in the off-season.


  5. 1) Thanks Dark.
    2) The first test of the KHL and NHL’s ‘agreement’ is already here as it appears that Nashville’s Radulov signed a huge deal with a KHL team while he still has a year left on his NHL contract. Lets see if the KHL lives up to their word.

  6. 1) You guys have to be laughing your asses off on what the Islanders are doing!