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Report: KHL team ready to pony up record amount of money for Radulov’s rights

Jun 4, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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While the New York Rangers reportedly sniff around Predators forward Alexander Radulov, his former league is looking to win him back and they’re ready to break out the rubles to do it.

According to a report from Sport-Express in Russia, KHL squad CSKA Moscow wants to add Radulov to their roster. The problem is he belongs to Salavat Yulaev. For CSKA to land him, they’ll have to pay up and they’re looking to do so in record fashion. Poor translation ahead of Igor Larin’s story.

According to our information, now clubs are actively discussing the amount of compensation for the hockey player. Apparently, it will be primarily monetary. In the lobby stating that “Salavat” asks the Moscow club worth about 260 million rubles. And it will record compensation in the history of Russian hockey!

Hey, we warned you it was a poor translation. Where’s my Rosetta Stone, anyhow?

If you’re wondering, 260 million rubles converts to about $7.76 million U.S. dollars and makes for a hefty price to pay just to acquire a player’s rights. After all, Radulov might stay in the NHL and since he’s a restricted free agent the Predators get to match any offers. That wouldn’t seem to bode well for Radulov sticking around North America.

Maybe the Rangers want to get back in on the hunt for Rick Nash after all.

  1. paulhargis53 - Jun 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM


    • cweez2 - Jun 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      Oh, Uncle Paul!

  2. mclovinhockey - Jun 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I want him on new York… He is a one trick pony who is clearly not an NHL player and if the rangers sign him it would be better for my team… Although the rangers really can add a high O player who sucks at D and it not hurt them too bad since their D is the best in the league.

  3. thedavesiknowiknow - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Something tells me this is all just posturing by his agent. If he was content getting paid in checks that bounce and flying around in death-traps, then what was the point of the “comeback”?

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