I don't think he's coming over. He's already making good coin in Russia. After this contract they'll throw even more money at him. So if his current contract makes an NHL entry level contract look like a joke, how puny will it look compared to Kuz's next KHL contract offer? He's already a rock star there, he already got married there and therefore has a lot of social roots planted already.
There's a reason I got rid of most Russians on my team. The KHL is just too big of a threat with them these days.
12 team H2H dynasty, most categories under the sun, incl. hits/blocks. Main team, farm
C: Kopitar Backstrom Stepan Cammalleri Little Bolland Laich Johnson
LW: Parise Lupul Erat McDonald Martin Silfverberg Nyquist Schwartz Morin Nieto Conacher
RW: PKane Doan Pominville Nash Clowe Lupul Rinaldo Stafford Rattie Stone Chiasson Ritchie
D: Green Suter Seabrook Dillon Beauchemin Schenn Letang Schultz Hamilton McNabb Rielly Harrison
G: Bryzgalov Pavelec Holtby Neuvirth Nihlstorp Lack CalPickard Andersen Stalock Sateri Eriksson