From: Twin Cities
Does anybody know, do we keep his rights for another year if he does go back to the KHL?
Or, can he go back and then return as a FA?
I already don't like his agent and if this keeps up I have to believe KK has more to do with it than is letting on. If that is the case, I'm slowly souring on him despite his talent. The last thing we need in our revamped locker room is a prima-donna that is all about the money.
If Kaprizov signs with a KHL team, his NHL status freezes. He doesn't have enough service time to be a free agent and the Wild retain his rights. This is just a negotiating ploy IMO. Kaprizov's goal is to get to a maximum NHL payday as soon as possible, signing with the KHL will only delay that process.
I guess "Dollar Bill Kirill" is the perfect nickname after all.
I still hate that nickname and I think Dumba should be traded for pushing it.
I also read that the KHL teams basically have a $12 million salary cap. Pretty hard to shoehorn a $10 million contract into that payroll structure.
If KK’s agent thinks Guerin isn’t aware of that, then he’s an idiota.
I think Guerin should offer a 5 year deal for $7-8 million and tell him that is my last offer, take it or have fun in the KHL.
If Kirill really wants to make it to a max payday in the NHL the KHL isn't going to help him at all.