Could Matvei Michkov arrive in the NHL this season?

Published September 18, 2023 at 1:10

Matvei Michkov has not had a great start to his KHL season, as he has been scratched three times in his first four games. As of now, he is on loan at HC Sochi.

As Chuck Bausman suggested in an article published on Philly Hockey Now, the Flyers might consider bringing Michkov over before his contract expires.

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As the current political situation impacts the KHL-NHL relationship, the execution may not be straightforward, but there may be a way out.

The team may facilitate Michkov's arrival in a different way through Ivan Fedotov, who may not be with the team this season. In Philadelphia, there is currently a surplus of goaltenders, so Fedotov's contract could be used as a bargaining chip with the KHL if Briere offers compensation by terminating Fedotov's NHL contract. Therefore, the Russians have been able to work around the IIHF judgment.

Michkov could be able to play in the best hockey league in the world instead of warming a bench in Russia if this is the case.

As of right now, there is nothing officially confirmed regarding this tactic, only a great idea about how to exchange talent for talent.

Seeing the look on KHL executives' faces would be amazing and a great surprise for us in Philadelphia.

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