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Semin Joins The “I May Stay In Russia” Club

from RSport,

Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin may stay in the Russia-based KHL if the NHL lockout does not end in a generous enough deal for players, he suggested to R-Sport on Wednesday.

After the last NHL lockout in 2004-05, Semin stayed in Russia the next season amid a lengthy legal dispute over his contract and Russian military service obligations.

I'll look at what contract they actually sign. I like it here overall,” he said.

Semin’s fellow Russian Ilya Kovalchuk has been another to suggest quitting the NHL if the eventual deal is not to his liking, telling R-Sport last month that many stars could abandon North America.

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There you go Rutherford…

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 10/31/12 at 12:01 PM ET

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Funny.. if you switch to Russian version of this article, the headline will read: ‘Alex Semin admits, that he is far from his ideal shape”.

I have not compared the actual interviews.

Posted by detroitredwings on 10/31/12 at 12:25 PM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

...and what he actually said, was: “I’m obligated to come back” (to the NHL team).

It helps to know Russian sometimes.

Posted by detroitredwings on 10/31/12 at 12:32 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I kind of wish a bunch of top flight players could/would quit the NHL.  There’s something that might actually have an impact on Gary.Ass and the owners.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/31/12 at 12:46 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

How much do the “cash strapped” owners of those Russian players respective teams wish they would stay in Russia? Would that exempt them from their salaries if/when NHL resumes?

Posted by TheFreak on 10/31/12 at 01:05 PM ET

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