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Should Nhl Allow Radulov Back This Year?

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With the possibility (rumour) of Radulov returning from the KHL next week, should he be allowed to suit up for Nashville? The rules state that if he returns he MUST go back to the team that owns his rights (Nashville) and serve out his entry level contract. But here's the problem I personally have with that...it's AFTER the trade deadline. So basically Nashville gets their stretch run and playoff team all set, as does all of their competitors in the West except now they get to add a 2nd liner and add depth to their team for under a million bucks, and no other team in competition with them gets afforded the same luxury. I realize he is their property, but I feel with this quality of player their must be some sort of special ruling...in other words they shouldn't be allowed to add this kind of depth player without some consequence. I say EITHER these types of players must report to their NHL team before the deadline, or if he is allowed to report after the deadline then cap space hit should be imposed that would equal what he would be making today if he had fulfilled his original contract (similiar to an arbitration ruling), thereby forcing Nashville to keep somewhat the same quality team by staying under the revised cap figure.

Personally I think Nashville is a contender, but by adding Radulov now they start looking more like a favourite. Let's face it, he ain't plugging away in the minors somewhere, he's been the best player in the world outside the NHL playing against world class talent. So again I feel the penalty for him re-joining Nashville now this late in the season should reflect that.

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Yes, he has a contract. There is nothing wrong with him coming back at all.

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I have said it before and I will say it again, there would be not a word of complaint out of you if Radulov was coming back to play for the Canucks.

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Complain all you want, but there's no rule in place that says they can't do so otherwise.

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Don't worry guys A-Rad is only an 82 in NHL 12.

That's nothing to worry about.

:bigblush: WIN!

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I love how you guys are acting like radulov will turn the preds into the favourites.

He has been in the khl for a couple years and has attitude problams.

There's a big differance between the khl and then coming into the NHL

Playoffs. He will be a none factor guys. But next year I think he will sort of like jiri hudler.

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Even if they did charge Nashville this "arbitration" cap penalty..Its not like nashville couldn't afford it they still got like 12 mill in cap space, prorated like 80 million, sure the 1 million on a prorated contract wouldnt in any way hurt them

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He should be the Preds property but should be forced to sit out the remainder of the year due to jumping to the KHL whilst under contract with an NHL team.

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I wonder how/if NHL teams can abuse this loophole.

Have players under contract play overseas and then recall them once it's the post-season... much like how some teams have players buried in the minors... but maybe not subjected to recall waivers?

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I realize he is their property, but I feel with this quality of player their must be some sort of special ruling...in other words they shouldn't be allowed to add this kind of depth player without some consequence.

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Radulov is under contract still so of course he should be allowed to come back without having to clear waivers.....

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so what?? Should they have paid him? He was the one who didn't live up to his obligations with the NHL team he chose to sign with.

The Preds did nothing wrong and he left them. He shouldn't get paid by the Preds nor should he be allowed to jump between leagues willy nilly.

I don't blame the Preds one bit but he should be punished and made an example of.

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You said he should have been punished. I'm telling you that he was punished. Not sure what you're getting at here. He was also suspended by the IIHF from international play, though this suspension was uplifted soon after.

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I don't think teams should be allowed to add players after the trade deadline.

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I wonder how/if NHL teams can abuse this loophole.

Have players under contract play overseas and then recall them once it's the post-season... much like how some teams have players buried in the minors... but maybe not subjected to recall waivers?

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Yeah totally! They should hide them for 4 years as well. I'm sure Nashville was planning for a strong cup run back in 08....

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I wonder how/if NHL teams can abuse this loophole.

Have players under contract play overseas and then recall them once it's the post-season... much like how some teams have players buried in the minors... but maybe not subjected to recall waivers?

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If I were Preds fans I'd boo Radulov for leaving them in the first place.

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