"I don't know if he's that home run hitter, but to use a baseball analogy, you know when you get somebody who is really good and will fit right into your batting order and be a hard out, that's what he is and that's what he does for Nashville -- he makes them a harder out." -- Craig Button
over the last four seasons in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League to understand the impact he can have on any team in any league on any continent.
Brylin, the ex-New Jersey Devil and three-time Stanley Cup winner, expects Radulov to have that type of powerful impact on the
"He tries to play an NHL style game in Russia," Brylin told NHL.com of Radulov, who is expected to join the Predators Thursday in Pittsburgh. "He's not afraid of going into the corners and battling. He's not afraid to get hit and give a hit. I think he's going to be fine. The fact that he is four years older than when he last played in the NHL -- he has matured a lot."