Thursday, August 04, 2005

Update on the NHL-IIHF Transfer Deal

Russian newspapers are reporting tonight that Gary Bettman has gone to Russia to discuss the NHL-IIHF transfer agreement. He is heading to the Czech Republic tomorrow. Both countries have voted against the NHL-IIHF transfer agreement. Read this post to learn more on the back-story.

Anyway, what is impressive is that Gary Bettman is not going over there to hold hands. He is basically telling these GM's that they can take the agreement or leave it, and if they leave it, the NHL will give these teams nothing, not honor Russian contracts and take the players into the NHL. Hopefully we will have an update soon on how this will play out.