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Evan’s Daily: NHL/KHL Crossover Games? Pettersson May Not Re-Sign With Canucks



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The KHL is interested in having crossover matches with NHL teams, but is the feeling mutual?

Meanwhile, Elias Pettersson is entering the final year of his contract in Vancouver, and it sounds like he might not have any interest in re-signing if things don’t go well this year.

All that and more in this Tuesday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

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On Tuesday, we’ll have a mailbag ready. Not a ton of questions, which is what happens at this time of the year, but still some good ones. I’ll also be stopping by Family Sports to check out who is in town.

KHL Crossover Games?

The KHL wants to have crossover games with some NHL teams. The NHL? Not so much.

“We ourselves went out with a proposal to play matches with NHL clubs. This task was set by the management. The NHL is interested in hosting matches between its teams. We wanted our teams to play NHL clubs. We would like Dynamo to play with Washington, for example. We are interested in NHL clubs where there are many Russian stars. But the NHL clubs have their own plans. Their championship starts late – in October. We have postponed these conversations now,” KHL President Alexey Morozov said.

It’s understandable why the NHL wouldn’t want to get involved in this, especially right now, with everything happening in the world. The KHL claims to be the second best league in the world, so it would be interesting to see the comparison between the leagues, but now is not the time.

Elias Pettersson’s Future

Vancouver has been stuck in mud the last few years, and their star forward might be fed up with it. Elias Pettersson is entering the final year of his contract, and if the team doesn’t perform, he might want out. He’s one of the best two-way forwards in the league, so teams would kill to acquire a guy like that right as he enters his prime.

Good luck with that, Vancouver. No pressure…

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