Russian hockey chief explains why no transfer deal
MOSCOW -- The Evgeni Malkin case was the main reason behind Russia's decision not to sign a transfer agreement with the National Hockey League, the country's hockey chief Vladislav Tretyak said.
Malkin has found himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between his Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who drafted him as their No. 1 pick in 2004.
Malkin has stated his desire to join the NHL this season,
saying he wanted to prove himself at a higher level. But ...
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