Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43
"Mr. Putin, give us our draft pick"
I'm confident Malkin will be sporting a Pens jersey next season. I have been confident ever since Tretiak took over. But can the Russians just agree to the agreement? We are talking about hockey players, not nuclear arms.
It's typical Russian greed, arrogance and hubris on display. The RHF obviously pressured Tretiak into rejecting the agreement because they think they can get more money by negotating directly with NHL teams, and that those teams will just fork over whatever they want. Bzzzt! Wrong! When they realize that they aren't going to put the NHL over a barrel and risk losing the oodles of cash they get for competing in international tournaments, they will sign the agreement.