I doubt either of them ever plays in North America, let alone the NHL. Sidikov is way down the goalie depth chart and Mukhachev has had two straight opportunities to get started on north american play but bailed on coming over at the last minute. in one instance, the team had no idea why he wasn't at training camp until a week after. his rights are retained, but it's basically been said that his chances are gone.
Why do you think Poile gave him a QO this year if basically his chances are gone.....I would think they wouldn't have qualified him at all.
to retain his rights. if all we have to do is qualify him...and not PAY him...of course we'll do it. we still have MARIAN CISAR's rights. do you think he's a darkhorse at a roster spot or he'll ever be invited to training camp? if we let these guys go, then they can sign with anyone and we get nothing. at least now, they can be throw ins to deals.