I think SK could be a Pred until retirement. His next contract should be the big payoff for him. If I was SK, I would've tried to get more now with the cba changing. Oh well. SK deserves this contract and more, imo. Either way I get to enjoy watching this guy who was just about out of options in the big league and here he is doing a-ok with us. Poile swung and connected on this one. Way to go Sergei!
I couldn't help but notice that he mentions that Weber tried to get ARad and Akost off with just a fine but the coaching staff wouldn't have any of it. Hmmm... I also like how he said he likes Nashville and doesn't really like change and hopes he can stay here and that he even got him a place in the suburbs. Good interview.
You know, if SK's interpretation of the Rads/AK thing is accurate and Webs didn't think they should be suspended, you gotta' wonder how many other things like this have happened - where our leadership disagrees with the overall approach of our management? If more, you gotta' wonder how it plays a part in how the dynamic duo approached their contracts and our overall "reputation".
As for SK - glad to have him around for the season, hoping we see improved productivity for the POs. Solid value on both sides, I think, given the market.
If SK was so concerned with AK being unfairly punished, why was he re-signed so easily? He knows that Andrei broke the rules, his quotes were pretty much right after the incident and in a Russian paper. I'm pretty sure he understands what happened and why Andrei won't be back, but he enjoys playing here and was probably happy to get this contract.