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02-18-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by brs03 View Post
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.
KHL RFA rules explained:
On May 1st 2014 Kuznetsov won't be 22 yet so it'll be very hard for him to move to another club. I think Traktor has the financial ability to qualify him and they have repeatedly stated that they're not interested in moving him to a different KHL club (they have had a lot of chances to do so). For them it makes more sense to let him go to the NHL keeping his rights then trade to another KHL team.

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