After more than three and a half long years, the Nashville Predators can finally put a sensitive, tired issue to bed.
Alexander Radulov is coming home.
NHL.com contributor Slava Malamud is reporting that the 2004 first round draft pick of the Preds has reached an agreement with his KHL club that will allow him to return to the NHL now. He may join the Preds in time for Saturday’s game game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Make no mistake about it, both parties were motivated for Radulov to return. The Predators want Radulov back this season because the 25-year old gives them yet another weapon in what they believe is a serious Stanley Cup run. Radulov wants to come back because he still has another year on his entry level contract at the cheap rate of $980,000 and, the second he steps on the ice, he fulfills that obligation.
In short, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.
The sniper defected to his native Russia in the summer of 2008 to become the face of the new Kontinental Hockey Leagu...