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02-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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It will come down to whether or not he's a true competitor.

True competitors strive to face the best, become the best they can be, and succeed at the highest possible.

When you look at top Russian players, guys like Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, Yakupov, Grigorenko, Semin, etc. all are competitors because they've chosen to put money aside and play the game against the best competition in the world.

Radulov on the other hand, thus far he hasn't been a real competitor. Times got tough for him, he was called out, and instead of facing the competiton and challenge like a true competitor he fled to an inferior league where the caliber of players is way less, and he's the best guy there. A big fish in a small pond as the say.

The decision to come to the NHL or stay in the KHL will come down to what kind of competitor Kuzya is. Personally, I feel this guy has the heart of a lion, and is driven to beat the best at the highest level possible. This is the NHL.

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