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Alexander Radulov Has Become More Complete and Mature Player In The KHL

Check out The Fourth Period’s 2-24-2010 piece entitled “Predators holding out hope for Radulov”.

Preadtors GM David Poile told the paper he has spoken to Radulov, who left Nashville to play in the Russian KHL two summers ago.

“I’ve seen him a couple of times and our conversations are fine, but there have been no conversations about the future at all,” Poile said. “That ball is in his court. We’ve well established that if there is going to be an overture about him coming back to Nashville, he’ll be the one to make it. We initiated all the overtures last year, so it’s in his court.”

Radulov has one-year remaining on his KHL contract. Since leaving for Russia, Poile admits he’s become “a more complete player.”

“Radulov has definitely matured as a player,” said TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta, who saw the 23-year-old in action last month while traveling across the KHL. “He’s still a very potent, offensive athlete, and he’s learned to work hard at both ends of the rink.”

To view The Fourth Periods’ piece in its entirety, please visit this link.