Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Fact Or Fiction?
This is what the Team 1200's Steve Lloyd told us a few days ago in regards to Filatov's RFA status/future with the Senators. It is the only place I've seen it reported thus far and I decided to do some digging around to some people who may have more insight into the matter than myself. What I was told was that this was untrue and that he WILL be qualified still. Not because they expect him back any time soon but because it will not cost the Sens a dime to keep his NHL rights with him signed to a KHL team at the moment.
It just makes good business sense to keep an asset for later on instead of losing him for nothing. What if he matures and wants to come back in 4-5 years and is a completely different player? What if he gets it together and starts playing to the potential that saw him go so high in the draft just 4 years ago? It sure would be an awful feeling to know we let him go for no reason wouldn't it?
Time will tell to see which one of us is right but I keep hearing that this isn't the case and the Sens will qualify the Russian enigma to retain his NHL rights despite what Steve Lloyd has reported.