COOLEST FACTS ON ICE

Stubborn player

Thu, Jan 8th 2009, 00:00
Nikolai Khabibulin has the longest holdout in NHL history. How long did the goalie sit out. Hint. It was well over a year. The answer is 17 months. Khabibulin turned down a three-year contract by Phoenix prior to the 1999-2000 and sat out until signing a three-year, $14.75 million contract with Tampa Bay on March 5, 2001.
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