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Dakkster's avatar

Hardly surprising. The big question will be if IIHF enforces the contracts and enacts all the repercussions for either league (KHL/NHL) not honoring the other’s contracts.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 01/07/13 at 09:16 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

What’s the IIHF going to do? Call the UN?

Posted by Savage Henry on 01/07/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Dakkster's avatar

Ban the team performing the breach of contract from transfers for 6-24 months and ban the player from IIHF play for 1-3 years, among other things.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 01/07/13 at 09:20 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

“The IIHF does not support breach of valid and binding agreements. However, the current IIHF statutes and bylaws – as well the absence of an agreement regarding respect of valid contracts between the IIHF and NHL – does not give the IIHF legal base to sanction the player from professional domestic hockey.”

Sound familiar?

Posted by Hootinani on 01/07/13 at 10:55 PM ET

Dakkster's avatar

Your quote is from 2008. I’ll call that with this from 2009.

“In an explicit reaction to last summer’s Alexander Radulov case, the I.I.H.F. announced that contract jumpers would be banned from playing for a four- to six-month period. Offending players would also be banned from international competition for one to three years, and offending clubs would be banned from the transfer market for 3 to 24 months.”

http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/citing-radulov-iihf-enacts-stiff-penalties-in-contract-jumping-cases/

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 01/07/13 at 11:06 PM ET

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