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12-30-2012, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
That 2 year deal was all about assuring his place on the Olympic team and having a once in a lifetime opportunity to win gold on home soil.

As a Caps fan would I prefer him come over as soon as possible? Sure but I 100% understand and frankly agree with his decision to sign the deal he did given the stakes.
I've heard that story, and I've also heard (as I'm sure you have) that Kuz's wife and family had a big influence on him staying in Russia.

And what in the world is wrong with Russian hockey if the people selecting the Olympic team can influence a kid into signing a contract with a KHL team? Talk about an abuse of power. I know, I know, it's Putin's Russia.

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