Thread: Speculation: Kuznetsov stays in Traktor (KHL)
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05-02-2012, 12:23 AM
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21/22 and looking at ELC vs big money in the KHL?
ELC with bonus (teams can set these low so players hit them) can still be a couple million. Sure it's not the big money of the KHL, but the Caps have one of the best Russian wingers in Ovie to mentor him (although who knows how long he'll be there with Hunter only playing him 13/14 mins a night). If he does well, he can easily make 3-5m on his next contract.

At some point how much money does one need? I have no clue about the salary structure in the KHL, however the average NHL salary is around 2 million. If this guy projects like most think he will and produces, he should be up closer to 4+ on his second contract...

He can still make great money and would get to play in the best league in the world. I don't see him staying away forever.

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