Nikita Filatov arrived in Russia this afternoon opting to go to the KHL instead of remaining with the Ottawa Senators organization until at least the end of the season. It was a bit of a familiar scene as Filatov was also loaned to the KHL two years ago, by the Columbus Blue Jackets then.
After the trade to the Ottawa Senators over the summer, Filatov was ready to jump start his career with the team that was rebuilding. Is there a better place for a young forward? But it still didn't work out for the former first round pick. What went wrong this time, and is there another, maybe the final, chance for Filatov to make it in the NHL?
Filatov kept quiet yesterday, choosing not to speak on the record about the new-old chapter of heading back to the KHL. But Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov caught up with him when Filatov was in London this morning waiting for a connecting flight to Moscow. Here's their chat:
Why did you make this decision to come back to the KHL?
"Murray said that he c...