Fred wrote:Every Nth American that plays in Europe takes away a European local opportunity. Similarly every European that plays in Nth America takes away a N.American local. The big difference is the Europeans limit the number of Nth Americans that are permitted to play over there. Most countries limit it to 4 I believe. Even in amateur hockey! In the NHL there is no limit to the European players permitted in the NHL or the AHL and maybe beyond .... I'm not sure
Larionov wrote:Dave, I wholeheartedly agree with what you've written above. Here's my only question for you -- if this thing gets ugly to the point where the NHL brings in replacement players next fall, will you stand up for the replacements? It's the same issue -- a job is available, and a guy has a choice on whether or not to fill it. I also have no problem with NHLers going over to Europe, just as long as they don't holler "scab" next fall...
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