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KHL Promises to Behave... Not!

The following press release just hit my inbox from the KHL Press Service, in which Russia's Continental Hockey League takes their arrogance and bombast to a whole new level:

KHL Extending Moratorium on Transfer of Players from NHL Until First Violation by NHL

The Continental Hockey League (KHL) has decided to unilaterally extend the moratorium on inviting players from the clubs of the National Hockey League (NHL), which was introduced on July 15, 2008, which does not affect free agents who do not have contracts.

"We will adhere to the moratorium until the first manifestation of disrespect to the hockey contracts of our league and the contract rights of its clubs," said Alexander Medvedev, the league's president.

I don't know, maybe Alexander Medvedev got hit on the head and now thinks he's Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and is preparing to roll his figurative tanks into the NHL's backyard just as happened recently in Georgia. The wording of this press release is really nothing more than a thinly veiled threat to raid NHL rosters upon whatever provocation they fancify.