Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Does The Uncertainty Of the NHL's CBA Multiply "The Russian Factor" For Yakupov, Grigorenko and Galchenyuk?

If the '12-13 season ends up being postponed due to CBA negotiations could we see the likes of Yakupov, Grigorenko and Galchenyuk heading to the KHL while the NHLPA and Owners wage war against each other?

It has been my opinion that since each of these young men decided to play in North America prior to the draft that they are eying the NHL. However they have all made sacrifices to come here and part of the beauty of being a highly touted young hockey player is the insane money that comes your way.

If the NHL season doesn't start on time do they look at the KHL? And if so, once they get there and get a taste of the good life would it make them less likely to want to come back over to this side of the pond? In my opinion once they get settled and spoiled by the lifestyle it might change the likelihood of them wanting to come back and ultimately could cost teams wasted lottery picks.

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