Originally Posted by amesj523
Malkin is coming to Penguins soon
But the good nugget:
The Russian hockey federation, which declined to participate in the transfer agreement worked out by the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation last summer, plans to reverse course after a meeting yesterday between new federation head Vladislav Tretiak and management of teams from the Russian Super League.
Tretiak has been an unabashed proponent of the transfer agreement; many Super League club owners staunchly opposed it.
The transfer agreement establishes the framework under which players under contract to European teams can move to the NHL. It features a $200,000 fee for any European player who goes to the NHL, with that money coming from a pool to which all NHL teams contribute each year.
While the NHL appears to be aware of the Super League clubs' about-face, it has not received formal notification of it.
An official announcement of Russia's change of heart is expected next week, with the relevant paperwork likely to be signed Friday.
OM Mock Draft- New Orleans Saints GM
1A. Jaelen Strong, WR Arizona State
1B. Clive Walford, TE Miami (Fla.)
2. Eli Harold, 3-4 OLB Virginia
3A. Tre Jackson, G Florida State
3B. Jeff Luc, ILB Cincinnati
4. Senquez Golson, CB Ole Miss