Don't Expect Many To Follow Kovy

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    Don't Expect Many To Follow Kovy

    There was some chat about Kovalchuk's retirement from the NHL perhaps stimulating other Russian players to do something similar.  This article in the National Post suggests that's not likely to happen. 

    Kovalchuk's voluntary retirement papers wiped out his chances of a return to the league because it would require him to sit out a year or get approval from all 30 teams.  This  makes it difficult to find players willing to remove the choice of the NHL from their future.  Plus his extraordinary situation had him no longer wanting to play in the league coupled with the Devils allowing him to go.  They crawl out from under his massive contract in the process.

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/07/13/dont-expect-many-nhlers-to-follow-ilya-kovalchuks-lead/

     
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    I could see Semin bolting after a couple a more years of Canes DNQ for the playoffs. He makes $7M a year, with how much gets taken out for US FED taxes and placed into escrow by the league...the difference in the KHL is so much higher.





     
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    I could see Semin bolting after a couple a more years of Canes DNQ for the playoffs. He makes $7M a year, with how much gets taken out for US FED taxes and placed into escrow by the league...the difference in the KHL is so much higher.





     




    He would be my first guess as well. And who knows, Bryzgalov may not have a choice but to go back to the homeland.

     
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    Oh, by the way, Burmistrov went back. He's a favorite of Dez.




     
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    After spending X years in the NHL, I would certainly go home if I could make the same or more money.  Friends and family are a heck of a lot more important that being in the NHL.

     
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    He would be my first guess as well. And who knows, Bryzgalov may not have a choice but to go back to the homeland.



    He should waut for gas prices to go down. Trips to Venus can be pricey.

     
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    Oh, by the way, Burmistrov went back. He's a favorite of Dez.






    I probably won't follow his career much anymore though. 

     
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    i could see ovi doing it.   Hes pro home land.   

     
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    i could see ovi doing it.   Hes pro home land.   



    Yeah and his lady is from there as well as their families. It wouldn't surprise me either. 

     
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    After spending X years in the NHL, I would certainly go home if I could make the same or more money.  Friends and family are a heck of a lot more important that being in the NHL.



    Agreed completely. Look at on the flipside - if the Leafs offered Kevin Dallman (he's from Niagara) the same amount of money he's making in St. Petersburg, you don't think he'd jump at it? I know it's an odd comparison, given Dallman's previous lack of success with the B's or Kings, but he's been putting up all-star numbers in the KHL the last 5 years. So if the Leafs offered him a similar contract, don't you think he'd jump at a chance to play in front of his friends and family? Same thing with Kovy.

     
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    I don't know how legit the information is but I've read reports of some KHL arenas being half-empty for games.  If this is so where does the revenue come from to pay Kovalchuk's new deal and Radulov's $9 million per?  The situation would seem to be contradictory.

     
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    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    He would be my first guess as well. And who knows, Bryzgalov may not have a choice but to go back to the homeland.




     

    He should waut for gas prices to go down. Trips to Venus can be pricey.



    Yup.

    http://youtu.be/3jf9SKvnAmI

     
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    I don't know how legit the information is but I've read reports of some KHL arenas being half-empty for games.  If this is so where does the revenue come from to pay Kovalchuk's new deal and Radulov's $9 million per?  The situation would seem to be contradictory.



    The Gov't helps to pay the salaries & the players only get charged 13% tax on their income. 

     
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    Bingo, I think Japan and China when I read that comment!  Excellent view!

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    I don't know how legit the information is but I've read reports of some KHL arenas being half-empty for games.  If this is so where does the revenue come from to pay Kovalchuk's new deal and Radulov's $9 million per?  The situation would seem to be contradictory.

     

     



    The Gov't helps to pay the salaries & the players only get charged 13% tax on their income. 

     

     

     




     

     
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    I don't know how legit the information is but I've read reports of some KHL arenas being half-empty for games.  If this is so where does the revenue come from to pay Kovalchuk's new deal and Radulov's $9 million per?  The situation would seem to be contradictory.

     



    The Gov't helps to pay the salaries & the players only get charged 13% tax on their income. 

     



    Hence goodbye Kovalchuk, Radulov and Burmistov.  Mind you, playing in your home country in front of family and friends can't hurt either.  Cheers, nite!

     
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