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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

detroitredwings's avatar

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 the State where Tigers roam in the Spring 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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