When Marc Bergevin failed to ink Alexander Radulov to a contract extension this past summer, most pundits claimed this would be a monumental mistake for the Montreal Canadiens organization.
Radulov was electrifying - he showed up just about every night and provided energy to his linemates, and put up points on the scoresheet.
With the Canadiens' struggles early in this season and the issues on the right wing, it's easy to point to Radulov's absence as one of the key reasons why the team can't find the back of the net.
Well, after signing a 5-year deal with the Dallas Stars, Radulov finds himself with only 4 points in 9 games played - only one of those being a goal, an empty netter at that.
At $6.25 million over the next 5 years, this contract is already showing signs of backfiring on the Stars as some, Bergevin included, expected. Lined up with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn to start the season, Radulov has been quiet offensively, and has now found himself on the 3rd line.
Maybe he needs the electric atmosphere that Montreal provides - maybe he made the mistake of not signing here. Either way - Montreal misses his offense, and he seems to be missing his own in Dallas.
Maybe he should've stayed. As it stands - Bergevin appears to have potentially avoided a huge mistake.