I don't see Radulov ever coming back to N/A. I said he's an headcase but I also believe something is rotten in the Preds management. Say what you will about Radulov and AK for being 1 hour late after the curfew, yes they broke a team rule but Nashville handled this story very very badly too. They let 2 of their key players getting burned by the media and their lies in the middle of their playoffs campaign. If Teows was doing exactly the same thing with Chicago, I don't think they'd be ok to wash their dirty linen in public.
Erat asking out at the deadline just can't be another coincidence IMO.
That's Pete and his lefties on left and righties on right ********. Why can't exceptions be made and why can't guys play on their off wing? That reall handcuffs things I think and I'll never agree with it but some here act like every coach in the league does it and how it's a must.
Radulov is making $9 M. What would have to happen for him to take a 50% pay cut? I dunno; seems unlikely. IF, big if, Ilya had a heart-to-heart and convinced him to not be a turd AND Radulov took that 40-50% pay cut, man that would be a fun first line.
As much as I hate trashing Pete it's his ''Righties on right, lefties on left'' prerequisite that keeps Kovy from being on the LW. It's also the reason why we've seen so many weird 1st lines like Ponikarovsky as 1st line LW. Really? To be fair though we didn't have six top 6 forwards this year anyway.
I wish Pete would let people play on their off wing if it's gonna benefit the team. The only time I remember him going against this was the geezer line with Sykora-Elias-Zubrus. All three are lefties.