He said what he had to say. Hes in Russia now not Nashville.
Maybe he's learning some common sense.
I can hear him saying, upon returning to the NHL: "Going to Russsia was a hard decision but I feel I have grown and am a better player for it. I always wanted to eventually return to the greatest league in the world and pursue my dream of winning a Stanley Cup."
As upset as we are about how it all came about, its gonna come in mighty handy to have a potential 30 goal scorer under contract for less than 1 million in 2011-12.
WSH untouchables are: OV, Backstrom, Laich, Fehr, Green, Schultz, Carlson, Alzner, Varlamov, Johansson. Semin is question mark but his salary for next season is 6M.
I think Radulov will come there (WSH) if traded. To Nashville - maybe not. Do you realize that he is currently making amount of money as much as 6M @ Nashville (with tax difference and so on). I would say he could be interested to contend for Stanley Cup, maybe. And Nashville is a question mark in that.
I'm not sure, but maybe making a few more insulting assumptions about our team and implying our fan base is ignorant towards a situation involving our own player will help us decide.
The rights to Rads won't be traded unless he makes it absolutely clear that he will not play for Nashville, or if a player like Weber/Suter makes it clear he will not play with Radulov (though that situation seems implausible.) Rads has spoken personally with Poile about his desire to come back to play in the NHL. If he didn't want to play in Nashville don't you think he would have contacted some other GMs at some point, too?