Friday, July 25, 2008

Another KHL contract broken?

NHL loses eight-year vet York: Free agent forward Mike York signed a contract with Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (Russia). York was an eight-year NHL veteran.
The Blue Jackets have signed veteran NHL center Mike York to a one-year contract, The Dispatch has learned.

It’s a two-way contract that will pay York $750,000 with the Blue Jackets and $100,000 with the minor-league Syracuse Crunch.
I haven't seen any word as to whether he has an out-clause in that KHL contract, but York could potentially be another player added to the IIHF's suspended list.

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At 4:05 p.m., July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russia, where vodka runs freely, wouldn't be a right place for York.

He's quite a good smallish player but you can't be out of shape in today's NHL. As he has found out with this two-way deal.

At 4:05 p.m., July 25, 2008, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

What is the IIHF really going to do to Mike York? nada

Mike York is not going to play for Team USA again, is he?

At 4:27 p.m., July 25, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Russia's got Jagr and a handful of fringe players. Forgive me for not keeping tabs on Dany Heatley. Who will they take next? Vaclav Varada? NNNNOOOOOO!

At 4:29 p.m., July 25, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I'm not sure what that has to do with York signing in Columbus, Ben.

At 4:39 p.m., July 25, 2008, Blogger Robert said...

I quite often took a look on the Novosibirsk homepage the last few weeks because York was also rumored to play in Cologne if he couldn't find an NHL team.
They never announced his signing. The day before yesterday they announced the numbers of their new players and York wasn't one of them.
So I don't think he will anyhow be watched by the IIHF.

At 6:45 p.m., July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KHL needs more good players. One of their team lost an exhibition game today vs. Lukko, Raumo from Finnish league.

Score was 2-6. Lukko was last season 9th in 14 team Finnish league. Lukko's best player is D Tomi Pettinen who has played few games with Islanders maybe three years ago.

KHL is not challengin NHL any time soon. With or without Mike York.

At 10:36 a.m., July 26, 2008, Anonymous Ferris said...

I think that York's contract with that Russian team was false info. You can't find a single word about York on the Russian team's website. He's not listed in their roster and not even on their transfer list. And if I remember correctly York's contract wasn't published by any trusted Russian website.

At 12:19 a.m., July 27, 2008, Blogger wrap around curl said...

The K stands for Krazy.


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