Please, please, PLEASE dont be the still naive MN sports fan?...
You should know better, everyone should know better.
NO, the russian kid does not want to be in MN, nobody wants to be in MN.
He didnt come until he could do a short entry level, he signed this contract to get out after five miseable years of futile failure... but really four and a half cause he'll get a trade to a contender then.
Of course its an Agent driven deal, he's got a decent agent, who will get him out of MN asap.