The KHL has some interesting rules about joining if there is a lockout

From PHT:

The Russian pro league announced today they’ve got a set of qualifications to help thin the possible herd of incoming foreign players. While KHL teams can claim up to three players, said players’ resumes need to have a few curious things on it (link in Russian)

– 150 NHL games played over the last three seasons

– A national team member in one of the last two World Championships, World Junior Championships, or Olympic teams

– A Stanley Cup winner or finalist or an NHL award winner of another kind

And who said Europeans don't take shit seriously? Never really gave a shit about the KHL, but if there is a lockout, and it drags on, maybe the KHL will get a direct tv package.