Archive for Alex Radulov
the possibility of the Rangers going after Alex Radulov and I thought this one deserved its own post. I want to make clear that I’m not necessarily advocating for the acquisition of Radulov (or the circumstances under which I’d see it as necessary/prudent – more on that later), but instead fleshing out the potential reasons the Rangers might want to sign the talented Russian winger.
Let’s start with a brief synopsis of the level he’s been playing at since leaving the NHL to go play in Russia. This past season for CSKA Moscow he registered 24 goals and 47 assists in 46 games. While he went 9-25-34 in 34 games played the previous season, the one before that he registered 22 goals and 46 assists in 48 games. At age 29 he’s just about right in his prime, if not towards the back end of it, so it’s a reasonable bet that he would be able to put up around 20 goals in a season with the right linemates.