Around the League - 2019 Offseason


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Thanks to Nero who did the heavy lifting
Well, that offer sheet to Aho certainly allowed Carolina to have known salary commitments ironed out earlier than would have been the case if Aho was still sitting on the list of un-signed RFAs with everybody else. So, thanks for that I guess. But I doubt that really factored into the rest of Carolina's off season moves. They were on track to sign Aho to a fairly similar AAV at some point.


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Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended by the IIHF for four years after a positive cocaine test.
He will not be allowed to play at the 2022 Olympic Games in China.

Right after Russia's lost to Finland in the 2019 IIHF World Championship semi-final, a video of Kuznetsov in a hotel room with cocaine on a table in front of him had surfaced online.
In a official statement made by the Washington Capitals, he affirmed that this video was taken in Las Vegas after the Caps won the Stanley Cup, and that he was not the one taking the drug.
"I have never taken illegal drugs in my life and career."

Busted. Flat out lied to everybody.