The story on a young, brave Russian kid

Updated: November 16, 2009, 6:19 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

The story of Kirill Kabanov is one of a young man who has already shown tremendous character in his 17 years on earth. But it's also the global hockey story of the continued struggle between Russia and the NHL and the chaos created by not having an orderly transfer environment.

And, as this story will tell you, more often than not, it's the Russian hockey establishment that is coming out on the losing end of not having a working agreement with the NHL, not the other way around.

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