Friday, June 29, 2007

Viktor Kozlov Interview With Sport-Ekspress

Viktor Kozlov is set to become a free agent on Sunday, and has shared some of his thoughts with Russia's Sport-Ekspress (translation via Google).

According to Kozlov, the NHL clubs who have shown an interest so far in acquiring his services are Florida, Washington, Philadelphia, Carolina and Phoenix. His preference?
Good options, Washington and Florida.
You'll recall, of course, that Kozlov and Alex Ovechkin played on a line together (with Alexei Yashin) back in Turin in the Winter of '06.

And how will Viktor choose amongst his many suitors?
The financial part of the contract when choosing a club, perhaps the most important.
Refreshingly honest, at least.



1) Kozlov is one of those (many) 'enigmatic' Russian players who can look like a Hall of Famer on enight, and an ECHL-er another.
2) Can't see him being worth the 2-3 mil it will probably take to get him.

Murshawursha said...

I'd take him. We're gonna have to spend some money to get up to the minimum cap anyway.

Anonymous said...

wouldnt the kozlov that had 80 points last year playing with a russian sniper on his wing be a much better choice?

Isleschick said...

Thanks for finding that, that was pretty interesting!