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In a not-so-shocking move, Ray Emery is taking his act to the Russian Continental Hockey League. The paycheque? $ 2 million plus bonuses, for one year.

Rumours of this decision have been bubbling for a few days -- when I queried a source last week, they told me that non-Caucasian players found some of the country's citizens to be rather unfriendly, to say the least.

(Read between the lines, kids. You'll see the "r" word.)

In short, it's a completely different world overseas -- one where people don't care who Ray Emery is, or was. I think the source put it best: "Ray is in for a very rude awakening."