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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old July 25th, 2005, 16:48 Thread Starter
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Russian Hockey League?

Now with the Russian football clubs throwing around alot of cash to get big time players. I would like to know if the same will be done in the Russian hockey league. Do the same people who own the Russian football clubs also own the hockey teams and will they be willing to throw their money around to get players?


In the NHL with a recent salary cap players will be making much less then before and they can't do anything about. So my feeling is that many hockey players would be open to the idea of going to russia for a bigger paycheck. Not to mention the Russian league is less physical less games and much less grueling than the NHL.



And one last thing. Their were rumors that a Russian team was going to offer Crosby(the No.1 overall pick in the draft) a huge contract? Is that rumor true at all?
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Now with the Russian football clubs throwing around alot of cash to get big time players. I would like to know if the same will be done in the Russian hockey league. Do the same people who own the Russian football clubs also own the hockey teams and will they be willing to throw their money around to get players?
My guess is no, because I don't think there is equal amount of money in football and ice-hockey teams in Russia. And even with the NHL salary cup, the salaries there will still be high enough to make the best players stay there, IMHO.

But I am just speculating of course, it would take some Russian based poster to answer your question precisely...

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well, I'm not much in hockey, but definitely there are some clubs whose budgets are about twice as big as an average RFPL club budget.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old July 26th, 2005, 17:20
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Well Croatian Batman is better for you to find more information on some ice hockey forum in the internet,it is easy to find them.

All i know is that kazan and Omsk(sponsored by Abramovich),and also dynamo moscow have big budgets.
Some sources in the net are saying that Kazan have 50 millions dollars of budget.
But like everything in Russia it is very hard to know how much the players won,but the same sources are saying that Kovalchuk last year won 5 millions and Jagr 6 millions.
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Well Croatian Batman is better for you to find more information on some ice hockey forum in the internet,it is easy to find them.

All i know is that kazan and Omsk(sponsored by Abramovich),and also dynamo moscow have big budgets.
Some sources in the net are saying that Kazan have 50 millions dollars of budget.
But like everything in Russia it is very hard to know how much the players won,but the same sources are saying that Kovalchuk last year won 5 millions and Jagr 6 millions.
Apparently Jagr is thinking of staying in Omsk. He said something along the lines of that returning to the Rangers or Omsk is becoming a grueling decision.
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The NHL would still be a better option, more fans attend the ames, and overall the money is better. Not to mention every hockey fan in the world knows who the Red Wings, Habs, Leafs, Avs, Devils, etc. are. When people think of Russian club hockey they think CSKA, and CSKA hasn't won shit for 16 years

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