National Hockey League (NHL)
- As we pointed out a couple of days ago, it looks like Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
signed an entry level deal with the Panthers despite a 2-yrs deal he was reported to sign less than two months ago. His coach in Traktor Andrei Nazarov
commented the situation as it follows:
SKA and KHL fought for Joel Kwiatkowski, but all ended well as overseas they recognized his KHL contract. And a couple of days ago we were told that Florida wants to take away Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
, who accordingly with KHL rules got a new 2-years contract. But it looks like Florida isn't worried.
What do you want to do now?
We might go to a law court. Or we could even ask Pavel Bure, who lives in Florida, to be our embassador and help us protecting our interests.
What, from your point of view, can be a realistic compensation for Dadonov?
We don't need a compensation, we need Dadonov. But if we speak about money, I'd say that with the current financial situation in the KHL our clubs, for a second-third rounder should obtain 500.000-1.000.000 dollars. With these money we can buy one or two good players.
Are you sure that Dadonov won't report on July 23rd, when Traktor's camp will start?
Opposite, I hope that in North America and his agent will change their mind. One year ago we let go Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings)
who's now stuck in the AHL and stopped progressing. He doesn't understand how it works in America, if your trainer doesn't consider you, you won't get a chance and you'll be out from the team.
What would be your ideal ending?
We are ready to let Dadonov go, but only in 2 years, when his contract will run out. Or also, we can agree on a similar way as Washington with Varlamov, who was signed, but he kept on playing for Lokomotiv. Such an agreement would be good for both sides.