A journalist makes a big statement about the threats regarding Kirill Kaprizov

Published August 11, 2021 at 3:08 PM

A few days earlier, there was a rumor that Russian forward Kirill Kaprizov had a tentative deal with CSKA Moscow to return to the KHL. According to this information, the deal would pay him $10 million and more in US money, for one season

Andy Strickland, a journalist assigned to cover the St. Louis Blues, gave his impressions on this famous rumor. According to him, the whole thing is just a big bluff, as CSKA Moscow has already spent its entire budget for the upcoming campaign.

"One of the biggest bluffs in the history of sports. CSKA has already spent all its money, in addition to having a salary cap amounting to $12 million US dollars."

Recall that in Russia, some players agree to sign "small" contracts, while getting signing bonuses. However, according to Strickland, CSKA would not have this luxury.

Kaprizov's clan and Bill Guerin are struggling to find common ground. The Russian likely wants a lot of money, having reportedly recently turned down an eight-year offer from the Minnesota Wild worth about $9 million per season annually. He is reportedly looking for a short-term pact worth $10-11 million annually per year. It wouldn't be surprising if this was leverage for the Wild to give in to his monetary demands.

It's not at all embarrassing to say that Kirill Kaprizov is one of the most exciting, if not talented, players in the NHL, but he only has one season under his belt. He has changed the face of the Wild in a very short period of time, but he may have to wait for a huge contract.
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