Guys watch the video again right bhind radulov is a water bottle and a towel the bottle keeps hitting his back while he rocks back and forth. So he tries to elbow it out of frustration, but the motion of elbowing with the stick in his hand sends the blade into the coaches neck. It was an accident
I doubt it. the Preds don't have him now and haven't had him in a few years. something is better then nothing.
a first round selection likely will not help the team for several years. Why trade Radulov's rights, something that is not helping the team right now, for a draft pick that is, at very best, less likely to play in the NHL for another few years? Rads is more valuable since he is a known quantity. Nashville says no thanks.
And before anyone says, "you wont get anything more", fine. But he isn't being shopped so what does it matter?
I think anything at or below $5m/yr is going to be fine for Nashville, but the club is going to be wise to try to get the length of the contract as short as possible. For Radulov's camp it could go either way. Shorter terms could mean an even bigger payday in a year or two if he produces. If he does not produce his contract will go down, and he will have really hurt his ability to continue earning big money in the NHL, especially considering he is currently in his prime years.
At any rate, if Nashville is serious about spending to the cap next year, they lock up Suter and Weber at $7m/yr each, and the cap stays the same or rises, the team will have somewhere in the neighborhood of $7m+ to spend after raises are given to those who deserve them (Wilson, Tootoo, perhaps SK, etc). Moves at the deadline will obviously affect that figure depending on if the player(s) coming in are pending UFAs or not.