He ran into problems allegedly with Arnott his first go around and then obviously what happened with him and Kostitsyn.
I think the Devils may be able to turn him around with their "no ******** allowed" environment. They'd be hard on him, but maybe by the time his KHL contract is up, he may be a bit more mature. I'd love to see him in the NHL on the Devils.
One thing you have to consider. He can make like 9 or 10 million in Russia playing only like 48 games here while if he comes to North America, it's likely his contract is somewhere in the range of 3-4.5 million, maybe higher depending on the cap space a team has. He's going to have to earn his way up to that high salary, and he's probably not even going to get anything close to what he could get in Russia.
Radulov seems to be all about the Benjamins.....I think he is making like 9-10 mil tax free over there. And when he came back to Nashville I'm pretty sure he just wanted to see if a good stretch could allow him.to break the bank in the NHL.since he was.gonna be (and.is now) an RFA (I believe?)