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Report: Caps' prospect Evgeni Kuznetsov may follow Ilya Kovalchuk's lead

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10:34 AM ET 07.27 | Igor Eronko tweets: Evgeni Kuznetsov told Sovsport.ru he takes [Ilya] Kovalchuk as an example: 'I think i'll return to Russia from NHL when i'm 30' #Caps. Kuznetsov is the Capitals' 21-year-old prospect taken in the first-round of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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July 27, 2013  10:42 AM ET

Might make getting that second contract a bit difficult Evgeni.

What a maroon.

July 27, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Might make getting that second contract a bit difficult Evgeni.What a maroon.

Can you play on month to month contract.

July 27, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can you play on month to month contract.

I wish a lot of players had. They could be paid what they are worth

July 27, 2013  10:57 AM ET

"Report: Caps' prospect Evgeni Kuznetsov may follow Ilya Kovalchuk's lead"

Who? And ... he will follow ... who?

Never heard of them! Let's move on!

July 27, 2013  11:00 AM ET

"... he takes [Ilya] Kovalchuk as an example: 'I think i'll return to Russia from NHL when i'm 30 ..."

Not that he had one but, I think he just kissed the possibility of an NHL career 'Good Bye'! Who'll take him seriously?

July 27, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Who'll take him seriously?

The Russians?

July 27, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wish a lot of players had. They could be paid what they are worth

Pay month to month. That's one way to keep players on their toes. Other than raising the urinals.

July 27, 2013  12:18 PM ET

Why wait? planes leave everyday.

July 27, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why wait? planes leave everyday.

Something young Komrade should clearly understand...

The ones leaving N. America usually land properly.

July 27, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why wait? planes leave everyday.

He's waiting for a Tupolev.

July 27, 2013  04:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He's waiting for a Tupolev.

Nice looking plane, except for that pesky over heat problem

July 27, 2013  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Nice looking plane, except for that pesky over heat problem

Great " In case of crash, your seat becomes coffin''.

July 27, 2013  09:08 PM ET

Because in Russia, the role model is the richest, most selfish guy. Not like the US or Canada.

July 28, 2013  01:43 AM ET

He's 21. He's projecting about what he'll do 9 years from now. Like he really knows. He doesn't even know what he's doing tonight. Next thread please.

July 28, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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He's 21. He's projecting about what he'll do 9 years from now. Like he really knows. He doesn't even know what he's doing tonight. Next thread please.

My thoughts exactly. If the Buttgoblin is still in charge there might not be an NHL in 9 years.

July 28, 2013  10:51 PM ET

...or even before the 2018 Olympucks.

 
July 29, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Who'll take him seriously?

If he's got the skill, a lot of GMs will. For example, 3 GMs in the past year signed a 40 year old Jaromir Jagr. Obviously not a long-term interest.

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