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Just Acquired Visnovsky May Play In The KHL

from Kevin Schultz of Islanders Point Blank,

Friday night at the Coliseum draft party, Islanders radio man Chris King interviewed the newly acquired Lubomir Visnovsky via phone from Europe. Visnovsky was at home in Slovakia and there’s now a chance that he may stay in Slovakia to play or even head to the KHL in Russia. The slovak website hokejportal.net snagged an interview with Visnovsky after he was acquired by the Islanders yesterday.

In the interview, Visnovsky says that he is weighing offers from both the KHL and from a team in his home country of Slovakia. He has not come to a decision as to where he will play in 2012-13 yet, but it appears that he is seriously considering the other offers. Here’s the Google Translate version of the pertinent questions:


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Ouch. Does snow do any homework at all?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/23/12 at 11:11 PM ET


I thought the KHL/NHL had an agreement on this after the Radulov thing.

Posted by Callmejerry on 06/23/12 at 11:49 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

NHL and KHL have a no-competition agreement.  Visnovsky would need the Islanders’ permission to play in the KHL.

No idea about that Slovakian league that they’re talking about, but this is how players lose their transfer cards.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET


Nobody pays attention to that amateurish Website Islanders Point Blank anymore.  It’s filled with nothing but hit pieces instigated by former PR flak Chris Botta who got fired and is waging a personal war against the team.  The site’s mostly garbage.

Posted by nyfan on 06/24/12 at 05:14 AM ET


Good point.  People don’t always realize that some bloggers have an ax to grind.

Posted by 13 user names on 06/25/12 at 09:26 AM ET

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