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07:28 AM ET 07.29 | Evgeny Kuznetsov isn't making things easy for the NHL team who drafted him No. 26 overall in 2010. [Kuznetsov] is giving the Washington Capitals another headache. Kuznetsov, drafted 26th overall by Washington in the 2010 NHL draft, told Russian website Sovsport.ru he will probably jump ship at 30. "I think I'll return to Russia from NHL when I'm 30," the 21-year-old said. The Capitals have yet to see Kuznetsov skate for them. ... Two weeks ago, Capitals general manager George McPhee told ESPN.com the team did not expect Kuznetsov for the start of training camp this fall. So, it appears the absolute best-case scenario for Washington -- Kuznetsov arriving in North America for the 2014-15 season and playing his whole NHL career for the Capitals -- is limited to eight years.

Ottawa Sun

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Icon Sports Evgeny Kuznetsov, Icon Sports
July 29, 2013  08:32 AM ET

There isnt enough Tylenol(tm) in the world to deal with this headcase for 8 years.

July 29, 2013  09:02 AM ET

cannot STIll grasp the sense of entitlement these young athletes have

July 29, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

cannot STIll grasp the sense of entitlement these young athletes have

I hope Washington are child proof Caps.

July 29, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Another weekend thread. So what if he leaves when he's 30? By then he'll probably be 2 years in to a 20 year deal and be doing the team a favor to leave.

July 29, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Who cares? He has no idea what he's going to do 8 minutes from now much less 8 years.

July 29, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

There isnt enough Tylenol(tm) in the world to deal with this headcase for 8 years.

Evgeny .... Kovalchuk?

July 29, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

cannot STIll grasp the sense of entitlement these young athletes have

One thing I wholly agree with Don Cherry about: Give the job to a good Canadian or American kid that worked his arse off to get there instead of wasting millions of dollars on these highly spoiled prima donnas. They'll make you proud some day.

July 29, 2013  10:23 AM ET

I don't think it is possible to understand this comment without reading the entire Russian interview. Lifting 11 words from an entire interview is by definition out of context, who knows what was being discussed when those words got strung together.

July 29, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think it is possible to understand this comment without reading the entire Russian interview. Lifting 11 words from an entire interview is by definition out of context, who knows what was being discussed when those words got strung together.

How are we supposed to slag this kid we know nothing about if you go all logical on us?

July 29, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think it is possible to understand this comment without reading the entire Russian interview. Lifting 11 words from an entire interview is by definition out of context, who knows what was being discussed when those words got strung together.

What you don't trust the Ottawa Sun to capture it all in just a few words? You could be right. I'd feel much more confident if it was a Toronto paper!

July 29, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

What you don't trust the Ottawa Sun to capture it all in just a few words? You could be right. I'd feel much more confident if it was a Toronto paper!

Or ... the New York Post!

July 29, 2013  10:52 AM ET

How about them Areri-cans winning the Copa De Oro yesterday in Chicago!!! <I know! I know! This isn't a soccer thread but ... I just needed something to brag about today!> ;-)

July 29, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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Or ... the New York Post!

LOL. An icon of press greatness if there ever was one. Plus, it's a great carpet for your bird cage.

July 29, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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How are we supposed to slag this kid we know nothing about if you go all logical on us?

Exactly ! Proper self righteous pontifications are in no need of logic. The Kid is on a team other then mine so he must be a turd.

July 29, 2013  11:42 AM ET
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Exactly ! ..... The Kid is on a team other then mine so he must be a turd.

Trade him to Detroit while you still can, I say!

July 29, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Trade him to Detroit while you still can, I say!

... for Jordin Tootoo!

July 29, 2013  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

LOL. An icon of press greatness if there ever was one. Plus, it's a great carpet for your bird cage.

why....don't you like birds?

July 29, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

One thing I wholly agree with Don Cherry about: Give the job to a good Canadian or American kid that worked his arse off to get there instead of wasting millions of dollars on these highly spoiled prima donnas. They'll make you proud some day.

Because we sure know no Americans or Canadians are spoiled prima donnas

July 29, 2013  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

LOL. An icon of press greatness if there ever was one. Plus, it's a great carpet for your bird cage.

I think Shiprock has trained Chaco to use the "Loo"

 
July 29, 2013  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Because we sure know no Americans or Canadians are spoiled prima donnas

Forgot you still haven't healed from that knife imbedded in your back with the ZP initials carved on the buffalo horn handle. Sorry about that, Nard.

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