Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/24/12
Jeremy Yablonski of Vityaz knows a thing or two about fighting. He's as "goon" as a goon can get in the KHL, including one fight in which he dropped elbows on Darcy Verot's head. Earlier this season, he was suspended for the remainder of the KHL season after sucker punching Alexander Ryazantsev — the same Alexander Ryazantsev who "set" the new world record for the hardest shot in this weekend's KHL All Star Game. That sucker punch even prompted the KHL to consider what we dubbed the "Yablonski Rule." KHL President Medvedev speaking in November: "We are drafting a resolution under which players from Canada and USA will be allowed to play in the KHL only if they satisfy the League's criteria (excluding those who come over after being drafted). There will be certain entry criterion implemented, which, in essence, will have only one consideration — the number of games in the NHL. The exact number is being discussed right now, but the range considered is 80 to 120 games. This number of ...
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