Upside For Radulov
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08-07-2007, 03:44 PM
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This guy hurt me in a points-based league this year. He was so dominant in the Q that some of that talent should be utilized in the NHL. If he gets 18 minutes a game then I see him getting 75+ points. However, with the Preds in fire-sale mode you never know how a player will respond to that on the ice. I'd only draft him late in a deep league just in case he doesn't like up to his potential (like Zherdev so far) and because 70+ point players are somewhat easy to find even in deep leagues.
I wouldn't say the Preds are or were in "firesale" mode, and a big reason Kariya was allowed to walk was because the team feels that Radulov is ready for an increased role(well, and he wanted an absurd 6 million a year).
Radulov was the best player on the ice for either team for the first couple of games of the playoffs...absolutely dominant...and I expect a very big year for him.
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