Thursday, October 8, 2009

Semenov Signs In KHL

I'm sure you are all aware of the story surrounding Alexei Semenov who was reported to have signed a one-year, $600K contract with the Rangers. It was reported prior to their first game in Pittsburgh that Semenov had signed but and then later backed out of the deal. Supposedly he backed out of the deal because his wife wasn't happy.

Well, it looks like his wife was right. According to the Edmonton Journal:
[Semenov] is returning to Russia: he’s just signed a one-year contract with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL for $1.6 million (all terms US), much to the delight of his wife.
 You can say what you like but it clearly was the better situation for Semenov. In New York he was going to be a 7th defenseman making $600k, while in the KHL he will make $1.6M and it's tax-free money. That's a significant pay difference and he'll be a lot closer to his family.

Thanks to Kukla's Korner for the link

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