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Old 08-22-2006, 08:43 AM   #40
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Default Re: Penguins pick Malkin skates out on his Russian club

Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43
Just pay the Russians the what? $200,000 that they originally agreed upon and get this kid signed up and ready to go.

The Russians planning on suing the Penguin organization is comical. How would that hold up in court exactly? What did the Penguins do? Since Malkin left Russia I've been sitting here trying to figure out how exactly the Russians would put a case together in order to successfully sue the Penguins.
They don't have a case at all - they tried this with Nikolai Zherdev of the Blue Jackets and Ovechkin last year, and both cases were thrown out. So they're going to end up getting absolutely nothing for Malkin when they could have made out with $200,000. Besides, the Magnitogorsk brass promised him last year that they would not stand in the way if he wanted to come over here, which of course was a lie. This is all about money and Malkin is/was the pawn, plain and simple.
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