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02-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by breakawaygoal View Post
I fail to understand why there is any questioning about whether or not Kuznetsov will come over – is it only because he's Russian? He's repeatedly said he will come over as soon as his current contract is up, and he signed his current contract a year ago because of obligations to Traktor / not feeling ready for the NHL / wanting to ensure a spot on the Olympic squad. I see no reason why we should question any of that?
The reason you might question it is just because you never know how circumstances will change. Even if he's honestly planning to come over, you never know until it happens. The money may be too good for him to make the jump (whether it's Traktor or some other club with more resources... not that hard to beat an NHL ELC even with bonuses). Maybe his family will become rooted and he'll be uncomfortable leaving them or moving them.

(And yeah, that's based on him being more or less a budding star in the KHL. He'll get offers that other guys won't).

It's silly to write him off, given how strongly he's seemed to state his intentions. But until he's here he's not here, so it's tough to know exactly what to expect.

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