For some, the best player outside of the NHL is Mikael Granlund. I understand. I'd be ecstatic if a prospect of my organization scored like he did in the World Championship last year.
But, for me and anyone that follows the KHL, no one even comes close to edge out Alexander Radulov.
Playing for Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Radulov has won an MVP title in 2010 and led his team to the title against Aleksei Morozov's Ak Bars Kazan.
Being MVP in the most competitive league in Europe is a remarkable feat that only proves that his exploits at the QMJHL were real.
OK, he gave a flimsy reason to return to Russia but, now, paperwork is being finalized that may see him back in Music City.
Here are five reasons for us to be excited for his return.