Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Friday morning.
On his thoughts on the word that Pavel Datsyuk may be departing for the KHL:
“Well, I think we’re all expecting it, right? That he’s going to end up in Russia. Even Ken Holland this week, I saw one of his quotes was, ‘Would I like it if he came into my office and said, I’ve changed my mind and I’m going to stay. But do I expect him to say that, no.’ And Saint Petersburg was always the team.
“I do think Detroit will try to trade the contract. I think depending on what they’re willing to do as part of that, they will be able to find a partner. But I would them to try to trade the contract.
“I also think that right now, if I had to pick where Radulov was going in the NHL, I’d say Detroit is the most likely team. I’m not saying for sure 100 percent it’s going to happen, but it sounds like that there’s an attempt being made for him to go there, and to sign him.”
Source: Sportsnet 960/Transcript: Nichols