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In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Yesterday, 05:33 PM

Putting aside whether he's worth it or not, has anyone thought about why the Wings are on of the teams on his short list? I think It's awesome, but with all the negativity I hear people say about players not wanting to come here it makes me wonder. I assume It's not the opportunity to play with Datsyuk, seeing as how he's leaving.

His short list probably is identical to the list of the teams with enough room under the cap to accommodate the humongous salary he expects to get.


In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Yesterday, 11:03 AM

Where does the idea that Radulov is looking for a short, relatively cheap contract come from, anyway? His agent would have to be a complete idiot not to ask for both money and term, seeing that teams are lining up to sign his client. At 29, he should look for a 5 years + contract, to secure his future. And if he grows tired of the NHL he can always run away to Russia, wouldn't be the first time. :P
 

P.S. Radulov was making over $4 on his contract with CSKA Moscow (at current exchange rates). Anyone who thinks he would accept anything less than $5 mil per year for at least 3 years is deluding himself. He is probably looking for $7 mil per, for 4-5 years, and maybe would accept 6 mil.

 

P.S.S. Given the low tax rates in Russia, $4 mil per year there is the same (after tax and escrow) as about 6.5 mil here.


In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Yesterday, 10:57 AM

Offer sheet??? He is. UFA, pretty sure it's impossible and even if it was why would you do that and lose, what I think is 3 1st round picks for the next 4 years, when you can sign him less then a month later??? And why would Stamkos sign that when he can choose any team he wants after July 1st.. Including Detroit... Would make no sense anyway you slice it... Pretty sure it's impossible but why take 4 1st's from the team he just signed the next 7 years with...?
Number 1, in not anti Looch but he doesn't want to come here, Rafs does.

People adjust, grow up and change, even over a "short" 4 years, and starting a family" there's an article from SB talking about how the last 2 years with the new coach at CKSA, that he has matured a lot.

I completely understand the hate and the urge to keep the distance but the idea that he would hurt our prospects with the Russian factor???? When those players are American and Canadian is a long stretch....

The final thing that bothers me is the bolting thing, if your Canadian and he NHL is in Russia.... And you can make 4/5 million there or 10 million in your home country in front of your friends and family and where you know the language....??? It's hard to do that at 19/20?? And he came back for 9 games and didn't like it here and had growing to do, he obviously has matured... Is he chasing money probably, does he make us better, yes... People want to give Okposo, backes, and so on more money, yet Rads is better, and will take less???

I am not so sure that he matured. I think that's a storyline his agent is pushing.

He was supposed to report to the Russian national team training camp on 4/27/16. He never showed up, no explanation, no phone call, nothing. Then the reporters ran into him in New York where he apparently was talking to NHL teams. A mature professional would at least warn the national team management that he would be late for camp, if not asked for permission to be late. Not Radulov. He figured that he is such a huge star that the team rules, or rules of simple courtesy, don't apply to him. And he was right, the national team, preparing for the home (held in Moscow/St Petersberg) world hockey championship, took him back with no disciplinary action.

He will pull the same crap when some NHL team signs him, mark my words. I just hope it will not be Detroit.


In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

29 April 2016 - 10:40 PM

We sign radulov we can get rid of 2 euros :) (nyquist,tatar)

Also last time radulov was in the league was like 7 yrs ago so there's a good chance he's matured .... Fedorov will be a big piece in deciding whether we sign him or not since fedorov was his gm

You really expect Fedorov, who is the GM of Radulov's current team, and who is trying to re-sign him  for his club, would help Detroit sign him instead?


In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

28 April 2016 - 10:58 PM

If he'd come in and net 30+, then I'm all for it. We may not be able to snatched oNE of the top UFA's in July, so this may be a chance to up our offense. It's a tough spot we're in, we need both toughness and scoring AND a #1 defenseman.

Some scoring, maybe, but the only toughness Radulov can provide is looking angry sitting in the penalty box for 2+10, having committed some dumb penalty and then cussing at the refs for calling it..