Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nagy heads to Russia

Left wing Ladislav Nagy views his decision to sign a $5.6 million, two-year deal to play in the Russian Super League as a temporary stop and not a long-term plan.

“Nagy fully intends to come back to the NHL if he can find a situation where he will be given the minutes in order to produce at the elite level he is capable of,” said his agent, Matt Keator.
Not a surprise. Nagy was one of the few NHL-level talents left out there and will probably fare pretty well in the KHL with Cherepovets.

Nagy's biggest problem in recent years has been an inability to stay healthy, as he averaged 26 games a season missed in the three campaigns since the lockout and played just 38 last year while battling hip and neck injuries with the Kings.

He was made a bit of a scapegoat as things went south in Los Angeles, and finished only minus-2 despite playing on one of the worst teams in the league. Nagy was one of the few Kings to produce on the power play and really wasn't given many minutes when he was healthy.

Given he's only 29, I can imagine a scenario where we see Nagy in the NHL again.
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1 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, August 19, 2008, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

1. Crawford certainly jerked Nagy around, which is one of the many reasons why he was the worst coach in the NHL last season.

2. "“Nagy fully intends to come back to the NHL if he can find a situation where he will be given the minutes in order to produce at the elite level he is capable of,” said his agent, Matt Keator."

We've been waiting a long time for Nagy to produde at the elite level he's supposedly capable of, but have been left with too many broken promises.

3. Not a surprise to see Nagy go to Russia, given how much $ they'll throw at a guy like him. A lot of Slovaks are in the KHL these days.

 

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