Filatov to CSKA Moscow?
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11-16-2011, 10:45 AM
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Butler has done nothing on the fourth line until last night, and surely you don't expect Butler to score often playing fourth line minutes.
Butler also is three years older than Filatov, has a one-way contract with the Sens, and no possible way to go to the KHL and make a million or two.
Butler had been playing like crap up until about 3 games ago. His work ethic and initiative have improved quite a bit lately, such that he's actually fighting for pucks along the boards and taking the responsibility to create offense upon himself. I doubt he would've won a puck or drawn a penalty in his first 7 games this year.
We need Filatov to go through a similar breakthrough. Scoring in the NHL isn't always a Pavel Bure highlight reel, you have to pay the price with sweat & bruises to score in this league.
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