With the NHL on the brink of locking out this year will we see big name Stars going to the KHL?
Keyword: nhl, khl, lockout, star players
Okay so help me understand this please, the NHL goes on a marketing run teaming up with NBC allowing them to televise more hockey which was the most incredible thing that has ever happened. You boosted your ratings, captured a lot more fans and were very close to having hockey be a staple in the homes on most Americans and now you are going to take a big steaming dump on the whole thing and let this season lockout?
Rumors are flying around like the birds right now that you will have a lot NHL stars jump ship to go play in the KHL and how could you blame them. How is it fair for First and Second Round Draft Picks who are expected to step into the line up sit out a year because of greed. Let them play hockey because at the end of the day the KHL is the one who benefits from this and the fans are the ones who suffer.
What happens to the players that don’t cash in on escrow checks owed to them buy their owners? Logical, they go and play hockey in the KHL, plain and simple and more players than you think are exploring that option. This is not looking good for the NHL as all arrows point to Russia right now which will become a hot bed of stellar hockey players.
We will keep you posted on who will be jumping ship in the event that the owners can’t gap the bridge in the negotiations and I have a feeling that it is going to be a long list. ” Cough” “Cough” Ovechkin might be on the top.