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06-04-2012, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I guess I must have missed the attitude issues. Where were these multiple occurrences? It was brought to light that he and Kostitsyn were in the lobby eating a late dinner as they were hungry. They got back to their rooms late and were subsequently benched for (2) games. Benched for a late dinner? Too much was made of that night by everyone involved.

Or are we talking about him returning to Russia for a MAJOR payday to play in his home country near his friends and family? That shows a bad attitude?

Every coach and player he has played with has said he is a great teammate. Hell, he ran out of Nashville back to the KHL and they decided they would bring him back as a deadline pick-up after his KHL season was up. That doesn't sounds like he has attitude issues.
I couldn't care less about the late night dinner/drinking/whatever. What I would like to know is did he make it known well in advance that he'd go to Russia for the bigger paycheck, or was it an all of a sudden type decision?

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