Believe it or not, another Russian national has expressed ambivalence towards returning to the NHL stemming from comforts enjoyed in the Motherland.
First there was Alex Ovechkin threatening to stay in the KHL should NHL owners follow through and roll back the salaries of its players. Then there was Sergei Kostitsyn’s acknowledgment that he would not mind the lockout wiping out the entire 2012/13 NHL season, if it meant that he could definitively know where he would be spending the rest of his season.
This time, it’s a member of your Ottawa Senators who is raising some eyebrows. Pick up your pitchforks and torches folks.
From an article that originally appeared Saturday on Yahoo! Sports which examined how the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin had embraced playing at home in Russia; also included a few comments from Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar.
Playing over here, it's much more enjoyable now than it was," said Gonchar, a 17-year NHL veteran, who spe...