KHL scandal: $$ for roster spot

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/pu...-money-for-a-roster-spot-scand?urn=nhl-wp7519

    (Summary quoted below is just the tip of the iceberg; you really should read the entire article to get the complete picture.)

    Popov has been fined 30,000 rubles and ordered to repay Gromov 470,000 rubles.

    Thought is this is an isolated incident.
     
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    jeez
    what a bunch of crooks
     
  3. obsenssive*

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    this is how things get done in russia. it is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. it has permeated pretty much all aspects of life. literally all aspects of life.
     
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    Russia is corrupt, this isn't really surprising.
     
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    The hotel I work for does business in Moscow a lot and it is maddening how they do business there--I go there about once a month for auditory reasons and this type of activity is ingrained in their culture

    this news does not shock me
     
  6. Fugu

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    There's no corruption in the US. :sarcasm:


    We just keep it at such a high level with massive quantities of money, that the government ends up bailing the white collar criminals out. It's just more sophisticated corruption because of the scrutiny, but corruption it is, nevertheless.


    Of course, corruption has never touched an NHL team or owner.
     
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    I wonder how they're getting on with Sochi?. During the Winter Olympics here in Vancouver last year the Russian Organizing Committee was spending money like water on everything from high-end furniture to banks upon banks of LCD TV's & McIntosh sound systems for their "Sochi Pavillion", which was in the best (and priciest) location in Vancouver at the Plaza of Nations around False Creek; gifts of extremely pricey watches & baubles for dignitaries & sponsors to leasing fleets of luxury cars, routinely dropping 1000's in restaurants & bars etc. They do know how to spend.

    Just how the KHL manages I do not know, when arena capacities are small, TV rev's not exactly humongous. Somethings going on, and Im thinking laundromats, however, we North Americans shouldnt be hypocritical, look at the NHL?. Hell, the AHL and most of the minor leagues from about 1910 onward.....

    "Just sign here Gordie".
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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011

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