KHL news: Ilya Zubov (Ottawa Senators) back to Russia
Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) - As reported by KHL official site, Ottawa Senators and Salavat Yulaev Ufa agreed about the transfer of the young center back in Russia. He'll play with powerhouse Salavat Yulaev Ufa until the end of the season on loan.
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I really dont care about talent...drafting a Russian is just too much of a risk now IMO. It has resulted in too many wasted picks.
There are many who will come over, but it seems like you never know. We all thought Nikulin would have no issue waiting it out.
Isn't the real problem that Muckler drafted too many mediocre Russians, who ultimately weren't good enough to make the NHL and grew tired of waiting?
And for those saying Swedes are a safer bet, look no further than Mattias Karlsson. It's not a question of nationality; there's so many opportunities now for B-level prospects to make more money (in greater comfort) in the Euro leagues versus spending years toiling in the AHL.