Originally Posted by Axeman33
As far as answering your questions, I agree with NikW71.
That being said, I am not as confident as some that he will come over to the NHL. I am confident that the KHL will throw insane amounts of money at him to keep him there when his contract expires. He just watched a lot of Russians struggle to go back to the NHL after the lockout. I am sure Ovechkin will get in his ear to bring him over but will he turn down the offers coming at him from the KHL for an entry level salary from the NHL. That will be the big question mark surrounding Kuznetsov. Not his skills, but will he come.
And there in lies the risk surrounding Kuznetsov. No fear in Strome and his focus on where he wants to play. He doesnt have the potential that Kuznetsov has (not saying Strome isnt skilled) but he comes with that doubt and risk.
This sums up my thoughts on the matter. I wouldn't even consider moving Strome for Kuz.....not worth the risk at all!!