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03-16-2012, 04:01 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Chesnokov on now.
Says Kuznetsov's agent came on the radio in Russia and backpedaled a bit about his decision, saying nothing was decided yet. Also that the KHL didn't publish the original interview as much as they said they would.
Says he thinks the decision comes down to both money and stability (didn't outright say CBA was an issue but that's my conclusion)
Says he thinks Kuznetsov's personality means he still wants the NHL, and that the Radulov situation may be suggesting that he'll get a chance to come over even if it's not right away, that he'll still be welcome and that staying in the KHL for now isn't closing any doors long term.
This makes a lot of sense.-"the Radulov situation". Stay in KHL and make $$$$$$$. Then you are on a shorter ELC when you come over. Why would you want to come straight over?
The implications going forward will be that this type of scenario has to be taken into consideration when drafting Russian or other players who can play in the KHL and burn time off the ELC.
Plus creating another type of "Silver Spoon" player. Wonder what the guys will think?
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