He'll be given plenty of opportunities to succeed in Ottawa. Columbus was running out of patience and it was clear he needed a change of scenery. If he works out this would have been a great move. If not, it's only a 3rd rounder.
Filatov is the softest player on our team in any league - AHL/OHL/KHL/Sweden.
He should of been a figure skater. I predict Alex Daigle type of prodcution from him, Maclean will design some break out plays to match his speed, but Filatov won't finish them or reach for pucks in front of a big Dman, so he'll flaot aorund the ice waiting for the puck - not initiating and then we'll get sick of him, and he'll sign in the KHL.
If he ever plays with anger or a drive to be a legit pro and not just a scorer, he could be a nice 2nd line winger, but he's so soft I don;t see him amounting to much