Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Q&A with the KHL

Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline is the latest member of the North American media to have a sit down with KHL head Alexander Medvedev.

It gives you a bit of an idea where they're coming from in regards to young Russian players such as Nikita Filatov.

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At 5:40 p.m., July 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Q: Will you attempt to stop Filatov from traveling to the U.S.? Will you attempt to block his receiving a U.S. work visa?

A: Lots of Russian citizens know from their own experience how hard it is to get a U.S. visa and a working permit. We have no KHL lobbyists attached to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C."

I know for sure that no Russian hockey player with NHL contract has never been denied of work permit/visa in US, but even this blog has written that Alexander Ovechkin's brother got one, too.

Why won't they just show Filatov's deal in Moscow. That would be pretty easy way to prove everything.

Not this mumbo-jumbo about new and old deals or his previous brainfart "term of Filatov's contract has run out but he is still under a contract with CSKA".

If he has a valid deal with CSKA then he shouldn't be able to play here unless getting out of that deal is negotiated.

Radulov has a deal with CBJ and it can be proven any time.

Two different situations until Medvedev bring facts to the table.


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