111072206Last week I reported that the Washington Capitals' restricted free-agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov was unlikely to re-sign.
I also said that the resolution will take place before July 1. And this is the way things are turning out to be.
It was foreseeable that there would be a war for Varlamov in the KHL. Before his departure for the NHL a few years ago, Lokomotiv Yaroslav kept his rights.
Thus, it only made sense that Lokomotiv would be the first team in line to get Varlamov back. But KHL heavyweight SKA St. Petersburg said 'not so fast.'
It was evident that the war for Varlamov between the two clubs was brewing, especially considering the fact that KHL President Medvedev, who also happens to be SKA's president, and Lokomotiv's president are sort of enemies. Lokomotiv wouldn't trade Varlamov's rights to SKA.
So SKA got creative.
SKA filed a complaint with the League seeking Varlamov's rights because the player left Lokomotiv at the time the KHL didn't exist and, therefore, uponRead More »from Why Semyon Varlamov chose KHL over Washington Capitals