Malkin, Kovalchuck, and Datsyuk are all going back to Russia during the lockout.
The NHL is in a dangerous spot right now. You can't let those guys get too comfortable back in Russia or they won't come back. Then you get a watered down league with too many teams and fans who don't want to come around. Just getting this deal done is the best case for everyone. Sadly I don't see it happening.
If players go overseas to play, can they/will they come back to the NHL if they settle the lockout? Good thing Carrie has a good job!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
The Swedish Elite League (top league in Sweden) has already said that NHL players that sign a contract with a team in their league will have to honor the entire contract; they won't be released if and when the NHL resumes, so i think that will rule out Sweden as an option.
as of now, i know players have signed with teams in Russia and Switzerland, so presumably those leagues will allows players to return to the NHL once the lockout ends. i can't imagine NHL players signing overseas without an out clause to return to the nhl once the lockout ends
I'm disgusted with the whole thing. I'm just going to watch CHL hockey. Some of the younger NHL guys can play n the AHL but I'm not sure about the rules.
The Sens Foundation charity golf tournament has been cancelled because of this stupid lockout. What the heck.
While the NHL and NHLPA continue to argue over a few million dollars, I'll think of those workers being laid off, getting fewer hours, and the charities losing much-needed support.
Hope you greedy (insert preferred word here) are happy.
I have started my own lockout, I have "lockedout" the teams that I was following on twitter.
I love the title of this thread.
all i want to know is when the lightning will be sending back my money for each game canceled.... and I don't want any thing but my cash back!
Man, I'm so sad that a mascot was laid off! That's just mean!
PS. Is the lockout over yet?
Red Wings fined for senior VP's quotes on lockout - Yahoo! Sports
What a dumbass comment to make.
On a side note I think that the regular NHL thread should be "locked out" until a CBA agreement is reached.