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#21 kipwinger

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

Well, in the KHL's defense, he is the reigning MVP (3 years in a row, actually) and he won the Gagarin Cup with Ufa last year. So he's a pretty highly prized player in the KHL.

What I think that shows, however, is the disparity in the talent level and work ethic from the KHL to the NHL.


Couldn't agree with you more in terms of the disparity in talent. However, do you think the reason why the work ethic is so low in the KHL is predominantly the result of the the fact that the league is so flush with cash? Or is there really no difference in work ethic, and high profile guys like Radulov give that league a bad rep?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:35 PM

It seems that the offer of $36m/4y was tendered by a KHL team, not the Predators.


I don't read Russian but when translated the article does say that it was Nashville that made the offer.

I agree that a KHL team makes more sense throwing out that kind of money though. With no cap you can be as stupid as you want with your money.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

meh.

I was kind of hoping that Nashville would strap themselves to that loser, making it harder to re-sign Suter. But Poile's too smart for that.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Well if Nashville did indeed offer him $9M per year, guess they weren't too set on keeping Suter around....btw, if that indeed was an offer, what the hell is it going to take to sign Parise?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

Well if Nashville did indeed offer him $9M per year, guess they weren't too set on keeping Suter around....btw, if that indeed was an offer, what the hell is it going to take to sign Parise?


That's what I was thinking. Nashville is already going to have trouble signing a complete roster, much less while throwing 9m at a single player who has yet to prove anything in this league.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

There isn't the faintest chance that Nashville offered Radulov $9m per year, so I don't know why any of you are still making reference to that rumor.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:46 PM

There isn't the faintest chance that Nashville offered Radulov $9m per year, so I don't know why any of you are still making reference to that rumor.


At least it's not Parise/Suter/Lines/Other Beaten to Death Offseason Topic.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:49 PM

I don't read Russian but when translated the article does say that it was Nashville that made the offer.

I agree that a KHL team makes more sense throwing out that kind of money though. With no cap you can be as stupid as you want with your money.

That article was dated April 9. Any rumor/speculation it was based on is certainly obsolete by now.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

Let Radulov go back to Russia
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

What is the story with Radulov? I see people call him P.O.S. and everything but I do not know his story. Im not defending him I just somehow missed the stuff he has done. Can someone tell me what is the reason so many people hate him?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

Just ask any Predators fan.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

What is the story with Radulov? I see people call him P.O.S. and everything but I do not know his story. Im not defending him I just somehow missed the stuff he has done. Can someone tell me what is the reason so many people hate him?

He signed his deal with Ufa in the KHL while still under contract with the Nashville Predators. So he bolted for more money while still contractually obligated to Nashville.

Then, there's this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQ56Dp0iB0

And then there's his antics in the Phoenix series that caused his suspension...

I'd bet that Radulov's days in the NHL are done. I doubt that any team in the league would be willing to bring on his baggage. Especially when he can go back to his native Russia, get paid 3x more than he's really worth, and (likely) get his salary paid tax-free.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

He signed his deal with Ufa in the KHL while still under contract with the Nashville Predators. So he bolted for more money while still contractually obligated to Nashville.

Then, there's this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQ56Dp0iB0

And then there's his antics in the Phoenix series that caused his suspension...

I'd bet that Radulov's days in the NHL are done. I doubt that any team in the league would be willing to bring on his baggage. Especially when he can go back to his native Russia, get paid 3x more than he's really worth, and (likely) get his salary paid tax-free.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

I agree, I highly doubt the Preds actually offered that, but that was the rumor.

It came from a Russian website, so it could be his agent trying to drive up his price.

apparently, it was published on April 9th. here: http://www.belarusho...ews/news113494/

and it looks and sounds like a speculation.


Edit: oops! did not all posts.

Edited by ami, 07 June 2012 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

He signed his deal with Ufa in the KHL while still under contract with the Nashville Predators. So he bolted for more money while still contractually obligated to Nashville.

Then, there's this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQ56Dp0iB0

And then there's his antics in the Phoenix series that caused his suspension...

I'd bet that Radulov's days in the NHL are done. I doubt that any team in the league would be willing to bring on his baggage. Especially when he can go back to his native Russia, get paid 3x more than he's really worth, and (likely) get his salary paid tax-free.

WTF?!?! This guy is nuts! How come the coach didn't do anything? He wouldn't play another minute if he did this in the NHL! What a jackass. Lets see him try that with someone like Dale Hunter...HEH HEH HEH!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

According to TSN the Wings are not pursuing Radulov and will go UFA route instead.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

According to TSN the Wings are not pursuing Radulov and will go UFA route instead.



I would have thought that was so much a given, that the Wings wouldn't consider this side-car mercenary... an article in TSN seems redundant.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

I would have thought that was so much a given, that the Wings wouldn't consider this side-car mercenary... an article in TSN seems redundant.
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Agreed. I never even gave thought to the Wings pursuing Rads. I'm not sure anyone except for whoever wrote that piece did.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:29 PM

Please Kenny, stay away from this one. I know you have the smarts not to touch this with a 10 ft pole but apparently, Sather and Tortorella are dumb enough to.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

He signed his deal with Ufa in the KHL while still under contract with the Nashville Predators. So he bolted for more money while still contractually obligated to Nashville.

Then, there's this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQ56Dp0iB0

And then there's his antics in the Phoenix series that caused his suspension...

I'd bet that Radulov's days in the NHL are done. I doubt that any team in the league would be willing to bring on his baggage. Especially when he can go back to his native Russia, get paid 3x more than he's really worth, and (likely) get his salary paid tax-free.


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