This is just laughable. Creating something out of nothing for page views, retweets, etc since there is now a lame duck period between the time they agreed to a deal and the time they'll sign a deal. "Slow news day? Let's stir up some **** about Russians to keep everyone interested" mentality.
Lets look at the facts:
- The NHL and NHLPA do not yet have a signed CBA.
- NHL teams were told by the NHL that they are not allowed to tell players that they need to return until the CBA is signed.
- Kovalchuk is still under contract with SKA and they have a game today, so he is obligated to play in it.
- Kovalchuk has no obligation to return to New Jersey until the CBA is signed.
So, again, why is him playing in a game today a story?
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on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.