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Will Alexander Radulov ever come back to the NHL?

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12-10-2013, 12:55 PM
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Cause in the playoffs he skipped on curfew with Sergei Kostitsyn to a bar and was generally seen as unhappy and taking it seriously.
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12-10-2013, 01:29 PM
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12-10-2013, 01:52 PM
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Have you seen this guy lately? He looks all beer chubby, probably no where near in shape for the NHL. He is living the dream - playing hockey in his home country for millions of bucks and he gets to party all the time because he is just that much better than everyone else. It's like getting paid to go play pee-wee at the age of 21 (or 19 for my north of the border friends).

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12-10-2013, 01:54 PM
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I can't get over the amount of hate supposed "me first" players get. As if any of you give one real **** about the company you work for.
I'm sorry, I've been with the same engineering firm for the last 6 years now (hired after graduation). Love the atmosphere, flexibility, benefits and salary that I have here, so why would I leave??

I guess Radulov was not happy about the entire league, since he decided to bolt twice from North America

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12-10-2013, 02:45 PM
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I'm sorry, I've been with the same engineering firm for the last 6 years now (hired after graduation). Love the atmosphere, flexibility, benefits and salary that I have here, so why would I leave??

I guess Radulov was not happy about the entire league, since he decided to bolt twice from North America
Say what you will about his attitude (which is probably warranted either way), but I wouldn't think twice about doing what I love at home, close to the family, and being paid 2x as much as I could get in a workplace halfway across the globe with no friends/family and making less money. He probably just wanted to come and try out what it'd be like in the NHL. However, Nashville did nothing wrong in asking him to keep the same level of professionalism they ask for in their players and he didn't do it. I highly doubt he'll ever be back in his good years. Maybe when he's old as hell and wants a chance at the Cup as he's already done everything back in the KHL. I doubt anyone would want him then though.

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12-10-2013, 04:26 PM
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Nashville had his rights....

This summer he is a UFA being 27 on July 1st.

He is under sontract in the KHL

Will he return to the NHL---yes---purpose would be to win the stanley cup. He would return to a team who is loaded.

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12-10-2013, 04:29 PM
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Carolina?
He was probably thinking of Dadonov

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For the opposition.....amirite???


It isn't happening anyways.
For both goaltenders.

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I seriously doubt it, but I'd like to see him return.

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12-10-2013, 04:34 PM
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Hope he'll return. NHL can always use talented, exciting players and he's definitely that. As for returning...

There's competition, which is overall better than the KHL if that's something he's interested in. There's history, and it's possible he'd want to leave his mark playing for a team that's been part of the oldest and best hockey league. I'd argue it'd be a better league to leave a legacy in, although he would probably be more dominant in the K.

For reasons to stay, he'll make more money (NHL cap is going up, but I don't see a FA out of the KHL at 29/30 getting the 9 million he's getting now), he's close to home and his home culture (if that's what he wants) and he brings legitimacy to his league by being a guy that could definitely succeed in the NHL but chooses to remain home. Maybe he's patriotic?

I'd take him on my team in a snap though. Would I worry he'd bolt if things went bad? Maybe. But I'd take that chance for sure.

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12-10-2013, 04:37 PM
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last i heard carolina still had his rights. he has nhl talent the contract rules just dont work for every player
Carolina? unless I missed something Carolina doesn't have his rights

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12-10-2013, 04:39 PM
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I don't doubt that he has a bad attitude for a team game, but the priority for most players is money. Other things do get consideration for players, but money is by far the biggest thing for them. You'll rarely see someone take a massive pay cut and any pay cuts taken are usually speculation and/or relatively minor. Money and salary come before everything else even if other things are a part of it at times and Radulov is getting paid probably more then twice as much as he would receive in the NHL in a place that's as close to home as he can get while playing professional hockey.

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12-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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I'm sorry, I've been with the same engineering firm for the last 6 years now (hired after graduation). Love the atmosphere, flexibility, benefits and salary that I have here, so why would I leave??

I guess Radulov was not happy about the entire league, since he decided to bolt twice from North America
Those all sound like selfish reasons to me, which there is nothing at all wrong with.

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12-10-2013, 04:49 PM
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I'll take him on the Canucks. He's one of the best non NHL players.

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He'll probably sign with a team near league minimum just so he can play in he playoffs and then go back to the KHL.

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12-10-2013, 04:55 PM
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Radulov was treated like crap by the media upon his return to Nashville. Some of it brought upon himself however.

Nonetheless Radulov is a hothead. Sergei Fedorov (GM of CSKA) stripped him of his captaincy because of discipline problems...gave it to Morozov.

Regardless, a happy and content Radulov is a legitimate 1st line NHLer.


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12-10-2013, 04:57 PM
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I can't get over the amount of hate supposed "me first" players get. As if any of you give one real **** about the company you work for.
Actually I will shed my last drop of blood for the company I work for. I could be making 3x what I earn per hour. But chose to remain. And my wife is ok with my desicion.

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12-10-2013, 05:00 PM
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As a Preds fan I wish he never left and would love him back. Poile can't seem to draft skilled forwards but when he finally does, it's Radulov who got homesick.

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Radulov was treated like crap by the media upon his return to Nashville. Some of it brought upon himself however.
Huh? I mean the Nashville media kept asking him about why he left and he obviously was uncomfortable with those questions but I don't think anyone treated him like crap.

Unless you are referring to him and AK being ratted out for being out past curfew by a media member.

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Actually I will shed my last drop of blood for the company I work for. I could be making 3x what I earn per hour. But chose to remain. And my wife is ok with my desicion.
You should reconsider....unless you have some family money. Then you can do whatever you want.

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12-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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Actually I will shed my last drop of blood for the company I work for. I could be making 3x what I earn per hour. But chose to remain. And my wife is ok with my desicion.

OK, but I doubt your job is half-way across the globe.

If you were working in Russia and a Canadian company offered you 3x your current salary, you'd be home in a heartbeat.

Screw company loyalty.

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Huh? I mean the Nashville media kept asking him about why he left and he obviously was uncomfortable with those questions but I don't think anyone treated him like crap.

Unless you are referring to him and AK being ratted out for being out past curfew by a media member.

Not only did the media rat out Radulov for breaking of curfew, they blew it waaaaaay out of proportion.
Radulov/Kostitsyn were no less than an hour late, returning from dinner at a non-alcohol serving establishment.

Plus there was that TV analyst who character assassinated Radulov (complete with 'select' video clips) despite 90% of Nashville players performing much worse (I'm looking in your direction Suter/Weber).

NHL 'Good ole boy' media types were out for blood with Radulov from the beginning.

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He'll come win a cup for Roy in Colorado in a few years after we win #1!!!!!!

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No. And I hope he doesn't to be honest.

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He has a massive paycheck and is an authoritative player in the club and league all around, even if disliked by many.

Why disrupt anything when he obviously is content with the situation?

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