Pavel Datsyuk is reportedly extremely close to a final decision on his 2016-17 season plans. The Detroit Red Wings legend is nearing a two-year deal with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg, according to multiple Russian Reports.
SHL goaltender Joel Lassinantti may be headed to the NHL. At only 23 years of age, he captured the 2015-2016 SHL Goalie of the Year Award. He is on the radar of many teams, aiming to sign the SHL Star to an NHL contract, bringing him overseas to play this upcoming season.
Sean Monahan, at 21 years of age has already posted back to back 60+ point seasons for the Calgary Flames. Monahan an extremely important key to the organization's future success will come at a high cost, but the rising NHL star is worth it.
Most people know by now that Pavel Datsyuk is soon to be making a decision on whether or not he will return to Detroit for one more season or decide to go back to Russia and sign with the KHL to be close to his daughter, leaving the Wings with his $7.5 million cap hit for one season because of the 35 and over clause. What do the Wings do if he decides to bolt for Russia?