KHL president talks about Jagr, Emery and his beef with the NHL

Updated: February 12, 2009, 12:49 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

The phone rings, and a man with the world's thickest Russian accent is ready to get right down to business.

"It is Alexander Medvedev. What questions do you have?"

We had arranged to interview the KHL president and Gazprom (a natural gas company) owner through a league spokesman. We thought the timing was right given the Jaromir Jagr rumors, the Ray Emery situation, the world economic crisis, the nose-diving Russian ruble, falling oil prices and, well, the KHL's survival.

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