Gotta agree with Tri after watching his highlights in the KHL this year - either he's not really trying over there, or he's already hitting that decline pretty hard.
One has to wonder how his back is doing. If he played with a herniated disc as was rumored.. gotta think there's some permanent issues he's dealing with now. Not to mention his bum shoulder.
I think he looked pretty strong in the Olympics. Radulov also looked strong. I just think there's a lot more coasting in the KHL and Kovy takes advantage of it.