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Russia: President orders young players to stay there
Matvei Michkov situations will continue to be the talk of the town.

Because the young Russian player is clearly one of the NHL’s best prospects, but unfortunately, he has to stay in his own country. It’s a shame he can’t come and contribute in North America, in the best league in the world, but that’s the way it is…

The KHL, the second-best league in the world, would also like to have talented players. That said, the decision should rest with the player.

But as Shumi Babaev, a Russian agent, told MatchTV, the president has reportedly ordered the young players to stay in the country.

Dictatorship at its best…

We know that Mishkov is under contract and as long as he’s being paid by a KHL team, he has to stay in his country. But contract termination is not impossible.

But then again, maybe he’s just abiding by the president’s rules.

Remember that Canadian prospect Bogdan Konyushkov is having a big season with Torpedo. In 43 games, he has 21 points. That’s far from catastrophic for a defenseman. The 21-year-old Russian has a KHL contract until 2026. When that pact expires, he would be 23-24 years old, and presumably at that age, he wouldn’t need to submit to presidential orders.

We don’t know how many years young people have to stay in Russia, so at 23-24, are you considered “young”?

Striker Damir Zhafyarov and defender Nikita Yevseyev are discriminated against by their coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov and are certainly more affected by this ban on moving.

As we learned in the text above, Babayev has reportedly attempted to terminate his clients’ contracts via legal action. The number one priority for him and his customers is to stay in Russia, but if they have no choice, they would consider moving. But then again, they’re blocked by measures…

Now, will a guy like Ivan Demidov see his draft rank affected by these measures? To be continued.

In a gust

– Still.

– It’s crazy.

– Big year in the NBA.

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