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Minnesota General Manager Bill Guerin spoke about the “sluggish” negotiations on a new contract with the Russian. In his opinion, this could negatively affect the best NHL rookie.

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General manager of the National Hockey League (NHL) club Minnesota Wild, Bill Guerin, expressed concern about problems in negotiations over a new contract with Russian striker Kirill Kaprizov.

“Now negotiations are going sluggishly, – quotes the general manager of “Minnesota” press office of the NHL. – The player himself acts as he considers best for himself. This position is worthy of respect, and I do not see anything unusual in this. The question now stands like this: “When will we be able to close the deal?”

Gerina worries that the best NHL rookie of the past season is at risk of missing the training camp due to protracted negotiations.

“You know the history of my career,” said Guerin, who spent 18 seasons in the NHL and retired in 2010. – I missed training camps twice due to protracted negotiations, and both times nothing good came of it. We had players who missed training camps. And they rolled slowly into the season. I know from experience that this is not very good. “

Minnesota told about the negotiations on the new Kaprizov contract

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At the end of his first season in the NHL, the 24-year-old Caprice was named the best rookie, winning the Calder Trophy. In addition, during the first season in the NHL, the Russian updated the Minnesota Wild records for beginners: he managed to score 51 points, scoring 27 goals and giving 24 assists. In addition, Kaprizov became Minnesota’s top scorer, 11 points ahead of closest rival Kevin Fiala.

The striker’s contract with Minnesota expired at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Previously TASS reported that Kaprizov could return to CSKA for the sake of participating in the Olympic Games in 2022. According to the correspondent of The Athletic portal and the Canadian TV channel TSN, Pierre Lebrune reported that the Russian received a very solid offer from the Moscow club. CSKA denied these reports.

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