If NSH isn't able to keep Radulov, what makes you think MTL would give up a top 5 pick for the rights to a player that's about to bolt to Russia if he doesn't get his scratch?
He kept a house in NSH, has kept in contact with the guys there. Give him what he wants, and keep him.
Too many question marks for me, and no, I am not referring AT ALL to his on-ice play; I refer to his penchant for very long holidays in Russia.
Preds fans, you can have him, he seems happier there anyway. Some can talk endlessly about his QMJHL ties and waht if this and what if that. But really, MTL is better served to draft their top 5 prospect and wait and see on Radulov, and when (not if but when) Radu resigns in NSH, use the fact that NSH has an internal budget to try and resign AK.
Radulov is too unpredictable and risky. If he decided he didn't like it in Montreal he would bolt to the KHL on a moment's notice. I would never trade the 1st overall lottery pick for that kind of unreliability and lack of loyalty.
Doesn't make sense for either team. If Rads goes back to Russia, Montreal wasted a top 5 pick in the draft for nothing. If Rads will stay here, he is the legitimate elite forward Nashville has needed for their entire existence. Neither team does this, unless Nashville knows Radulov won't sign with them.