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Transfer deal still might get ratified on Tuesday

Updated: May 5, 2007, 10:39 AM ET
Reuters

MOSCOW -- The NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) agreed in principle to a new transfer agreement on Saturday before a hesitant Russia again prevented a quick ratification.

The Russian Federation, which refused to sign the existing two-year accord that expires at the end of the NHL season, had appeared set to end its holdout and join the other top European nations in a new agreement.

But, with Russia Federation president and Hall of Fame goaltender Vladislav Tretiak ...

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