Agreed. Can't hurt to talk. Above all, the agent (Grossman) needs to be pumping the NHL's tires a ton. He's the guy that stands to really win/lose based on the decision, just as does the Russian agent. Campaign hard.
All of this might be happening; we don't really know for certain. Hopefully, that's going on to the extent that it's possible.
Update, 1:50 p.m.:According to Traktor’s website, the MRI has revealed “a slight damage to the knee ligament,” which isn’t nearly as serious as was originally feared. The website says Kuznetsov should be ready to play when the Gagarin Cup playoffs start March 1.
In a few words - the negotiations with young talent is reach a deadlock. The natives is angry about that situation. People don't believe that that Tractor is capable to keep him in squad.
Maybe it sounds awful for someone, for my citizens for sure it does, but for me it's like a great opportunity to see the one of the must talented young player around the whole world in your team.
P.S. whatever you have to understood - this is would be the last generation of the Russian or European players who really want to play exactly in NHL. Money rule the world and the KHL made the great expansion. ^_^
So, you're saying less and less Russians will be coming over here?
Exactly. KHL is the social project. Putin even keep a look at league. Every next year our government will put in KHL more and more money. This is the question of time when the popularity our league equalize with yours. One thing there that make a grate difference between KHL and NHL and gives a gorgeous opportunity to take a lead role in Europe - it's a time. Your matches started when in Europe is a deep night. No chance for commercial and mass media to grow and get more fans. This is deniable. You have to understand.
it just amazes me that people think he will replace Semin.
Softer and less defensively gifted.
well, considering so far at the same age Kuznetsov has been on par with Semin as for softness and defensive capabilities while definitely ahead offensively, him being able to replace Semin is basically the least you can expect.