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02-29-2012, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by californiacapsfan View Post
Probably true. My original point tho, was, WRT Kuz, if he doesn't choose to come over here, given current conditions, maybe he's not the competitor we hope he is.
Eh, I think that would be taking it too far. Probably a very small fraction of athletes would leave significant money on the table and go half way across the world just because the level of competition is higher on the other side. How many of the current Caps players would do that -- forego money and comfort if it meant more competitive hockey elsewhere? And that's the scenario that we're talking about, I'm assuming -- KHL finding a way to throw a lot of money at Kuz, especially early on.

In any case, based on what I've seen in the WJCs, Kuz's compete level at least in big games is top-notch. So if he ends up staying in Russia, I don't think there's any way to rationalize it as a positive thing for the Caps..

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