I believe he is very much for real...however, I also believe your ability to trade for him at fair value has pretty much gone out the window.
I don't understand the KHL factor that weighs so heavily with so many people...perhaps we should start a thread of the awesome NHL talents that have originated from Russia...Doesn't Hockeytown Detroit owe it's fabled history to a group of Russians? Ovie, Malkin, Kovy...sign me up for anyone of them. How many Canadians try their hand in the KHL and can't wait to get the he'll out of there yet we,re mad at a handful of Russians who do the same.
2010 - 2011 Signature Team
RFHL: Founded 1989 Rochester, NY
10 Man Keeper League
G, A, PTS, 2W+OL, SV%, GAA
C: Tavares, Kopitar, Benn, Roy
LW: Hall, Vanek, van Riemsdyke, Nyquist
RW: Seguin, Carter, Yakupov, Tarasenko
D: Green, Fowler, Elliott, J.Schultz, Streit, Wisniewski
G: Price, Ward