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How to Start a War.  And End One.

Earlier today, John Glennon at The Tennessean noted that the International Ice Hockey Federation will determine the status of the Nashville Predators’ Alexander Radulov in the next two weeks.

If the IIHF finds that the KHL acted improperly, Glennon also noted some possible outcomes:

  • the IIHF could pressure the KHL to void Radulov’s Russian contract

  • the IIHF could choose to “red flag’’ Radulov, which would lead to sanctions against Radulov and/or his team.

Sanctions? Like what?

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Filed in: nhl general, | Canucks and Beyond | Permalink
  Tags: alexander+radulov, continental+hockey+league, iihf, khl, nhl, russian+hockey

The Russia—Sweden—Sundin—Vancouver Connection

From Canada’s Vancouver Province to Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter, baseless hockey rumors seem to be infecting the mainstream media world lately, and at a rapid pace.

Yesterday’s “Sundin Picks Vancouver” kerfuffle created a storm of attention, so I contacted the author of that claim last night—Dusan Umicevic— to request more information. 

He was generous enough to write back, but after hearing his explanation I don’t believe he had much basis to write the explosive story that he did.

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Filed in: vancouver canucks, | Canucks and Beyond | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, khl, mats+sundin, russia

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