Guerin on negotiations with Kaprizov: “There are some obstacles. I think we made an honest offer ”- Hockey


Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin spoke about contract negotiations with forward Kirill Kaprizov, who is in the status of a limited free agent.

According to The Athletic, the parties have not spoken for over a week.

“There are some obstacles (it is emphasized that this was said in an“ annoyed voice ”- comment

I believe that at this stage we are behaving very honestly. How far apart are we from each other? Not really, but sometimes it can all take a while. This is my vision. You can ask Paul Theofanos (Kaprizov’s agent – or Cyril himself about this, and they may say something completely different.

I think we made a very honest offer to him. It is at this point that we are now. Look, I’m ready to sign a contract with him right now. But that must be fair, and I feel that we were very, very fair.

As for the refusal of the offer, I cannot talk about it yet. To be honest, I don’t think about it too often. This is a drastic measure. I do not think that we are close to this. So far, I do not feel any discomfort because of this situation. Let’s see how things go in the near future. He is a very important player for our team, and I told him about this many times.

Moreover, we are not the only ones in this position. And he’s not the only player who hasn’t signed a contract yet. We are fine. We’re not going to go crazy or panic.

As I’ve said many times, this is completely normal. I know there is probably some frustration among the fans, but I don’t think too much about it. We will try to do that and hope to see him in Minnesota soon, ”Guerin said.

Russo about Kaprizov and “Minnesota”: “My hypothesis is a 5-year contract with a salary of about $ 9 million”

Esmantovich about Kaprizov: “There is nothing about Kirill in CSKA, there has never been and never will be”


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