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Visnovsky Has Offer From KHL May Not Be Coming To New York

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/23/2012 06:13:00 PM
Given there are now three June 23rd articles with Lubomir Visnovsky's quoted comments since his rights were traded at the NHL draft (please Google translate for yourselves) I feel this now requires a separate blog entry.

NYIFC Comments:
Bottom line Visnovsky could report to the Islanders under the terms of his NHL contract, accept his offer from the KHL (lockout or no lockout), however he can only sign as a player in Slovakia  if there is an NHL work stoppage because there is a standing transfer agreement.

He can retire which would allow him to work for a team in Slovakia regardless of the CBA. 

Visnovsky has only played in Los Angeles, Edmonton, and Anaheim. 

Now we know why he was dealt for only a second rounder, but this could take several months until it's settled, plus it's time sensitive with the CBA because if games are lost he has no reason not to accept the contract offer made already made by the KHL.

The KHL season begins before the NHL CBA expires. 

There are also the circumstances involving the tragic loss of fellow countryman, and friend of over twenty years in Pavol Demitra in the KHL plane crash less than a year ago here.

Absolutely no blame whatsoever to Islander management if he decides to play in the KHL or retire. 

Visnovsky was interviewed by Sound Tigers announcer Phil Giubileo, not Chris King on ITV.
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hokejportal.net: Does a full interview 6/23 with Visnovski with the following:

 Islanders certainly not leading the NHL club. Do not take it as a disappointment?
"Certainly not, want to reinforce the defense, so they took me. They have a team in a lot of clever young players and would like to strengthen. I have basically a veteran and want to get them there a bit steered. You never know what might happen in the NHL, after all, who is now expected that all the Kings win the league? I'm not disappointed. "

Have you even live in Edmonton Kalifornni. What gives you the feeling of New York?
"In the east, I have not played, now it will be the first time. My Family But we love California, but New York could be interesting. 

In early May, you said that you expect in the NHL last season. Still this is true?
"Still, but I can say that I get a bid from Russia and I think about them. He and his wife have already talked about the fact that in New York can not not go and I'll take any offer from the KHL, and because I have such opportunities. We'll see where I end. KHL has signed a contract for some of the NHL and Europe is the only league where I could play in the NHL despite the contract. "

An interesting approach. Can you give a percentage, where you play next season?
"While I do not know it really well so I think in the head. NHL is certainly paramount, but we need to discuss this at home. But as I said, the KHL is a possibility. "

 Certainly expect that you will be asked for your interviews with managers of the Slavs.
"We met, but I did not get an offer. Maros knew that I still have a contract in the NHL, so it probably did not address. But I think also the fact that I finished a career at Slovan, because this is my Heart. In the meantime, do not want to end a career, perhaps waiting for me last season in the NHL, but I hope and believe that it will not last season in his career. "

 And when you offer, that official will come, it is possible that the longer you play next season in Slavic?
"It's possible, this option also exists. But not really in a very theoretical. I do not know if I Slovan wants. "

If we say that the season 2012/13 occurs in the Islanders, it's part of our bold claim?
"Would it be so, so you can write it. However, there are other ideas, as I would like to address. "

The Islanders would probably be disappointed, right?
"Of course. But now I have these things to pass, it's business and I'll deal with it according to what is best for me and for my coming. "
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 Sportky.topky.sk: Repeats many of the quotes above (translated)
 Visnovsky is considering offers from KHL, end career in Slavic.

"NHL is a business and I deal with everything depending on what is best for me and for my coming. I understand that the Islanders would probably be disappointed, however, other ways I would like to address," concluded the interview Visnovsky.
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Sport.aktuality.sk: Visnovsky addition to considering the offer from the Islanders KHL

 "I get a bid from Russia. A fairly even thinking about it. And his wife have already talked about that in New York or not go and I'll take any offer from the KHL, because I have such a possibility. We'll see where I end. Has signed with the KHL no NHL contract in Europe is the only league where I could play in the NHL despite the contract. Well you gotta think in the head. NHL is certainly paramount, but we need to discuss this at home. But as I said, the KHL is a possibility , "he admitted in an interview Hokejportal.net Visnovsky, who also met with the manager Slav Maroš Krajči.

The offer of cooperation on the contract but did not get overseas. "I'm thinking also of that career, I completed the Slavs, because this is my bleeding heart. In the meantime, do not want to end a career, perhaps waiting for me last season in the NHL, but I hope and believe that it will not last season in his career," admitted to Hokejportal.net.

"I'm basically waiting for the exchange, is questionable for me was the only club. Neither of which I am not disappointed. I say, it could be expected. With some guys, I was just out for dinner a few minutes after midnight I first phoned Anaheim manager Bob Murray. He told me about the classic sauces how I thank for their cooperation and just informed me that I was traded to the Islanders. soon to my manager phoned Islanders to tell me that looks forward to working and several other greeting phrases. So It goes in the NHL, it's a carousel, I experienced it a few times and after changing to Edmonton to have been either very troubled, "he said in an interview hokejportal.net Visnovsky. Islanders want to strengthen the defense and therefore resorted to the Slovaks. the team need experienced player who would guide the youngsters.

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