The NHL has offered a new contract to the IIHF with details about a financial compensation in case of player transfers from the european leagues to the NHL. The offer is a blanket sum of $15 Mio which the IIHF is to distrubitute among the 7 top leagues in Europe. According to the old contract the NHL had to pay $200000 for every player plus $150000 if the player doesn't play at least 30 NHL games in the respective coming season. In 05/06 the NHL had to pay a total of $10.4 Mio for 39 players from Europe that got transfered. This season there have already been over 60 players (not counting Russian players who opposed the old agreement as well). The DEL and the RSL are opposing the new offer because now the NHL can sign an unlimited amount of players for the same amount of money. So it's more likely that the Elite European leagues lose more and more players. It's also more likely that more players will not play NHL and instead get sent to the AHL where the level of play is probably lower than in at least 6 european elite leagues.