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by Paul on 06/09/06 at 02:05 PM ET
According to RIA Novosti Russian hockey clubs agreed with the position of the president of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak regarding the IIHF-NHL transfer agreement. This agreement was achieved today at the meeting held by the Federation for the management of the Superleague clubs. The formal documents will be signed on June 16th.added 12:10pm, The only mention I have found at the RIA is this:
Vladislav Tretyak, Russia's top hockey official, said Friday a tax needed to be imposed on foreign players in Russian hockey clubs to improve the level of national hockey. The three-time Olympic Champion, who was elected in April the head of the Russian Hockey Federation, said many foreign players turned out for Russian clubs but could not play for Russia as they already played for own national teams. "I would like to say that we are only considering new regulations [for 2006-2007 Russian championship], discussing our proposals and plans, arguing the urgent need to train Russian goaltenders and players," Tretyak said. Tretyak is holding a session Friday with heads of Russian hockey clubs.update 12:35pm, via Reuters Canada,
Russia's ice hockey chiefs approved on Friday a transfer agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL), ending a long confrontation with their North American counterparts. Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretyak said his country would soon sign a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the NHL. "With this agreement we can say we're back as full members of the international hockey community. Common sense has finally prevailed," the former goaltender told a news conference. Russia had been the only major hockey power not to sign the deal, which was approved by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) last year, calling it unfair.
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