What does Kabanov have to do with the KHL?I've been saying it all year, the KHL is a serious threat.
IF they can ever get some of the elite European teams to join they will become a league equal to the NHL.
This kid is going to slide like Cherepanov, RIP. He is going to be a mid to late round steal for some team who is willing to wait for him, or take the chance he might never, decide to come over to play.
His problems here are an extension of his problems there. He did the exact same stuff in Moscow as he did in Moncton. He burned bridges back home. Kabanov is an example of individual's attitude and character problems, not a threat from another league.
If you want an example of the threat of the KHL, look at Tarasenko, the best Russian skater available this year (yes, he's better than Kabanov).
I highly doubt he'll fall to where the Capitals are picking.if he falls to Washington, which some people say he will, I think we could get him to come over here. It might make Semin want to say and even if it doesn't, Kabanov is capable of replacing Semin and I'm sure if there is one player he'd like to play with in the NHL it's Ovechkin. Not to mention Kugreshev has some potential in the Caps system. So he could fit in well in Washington.