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That's the future spirit of the Wild. The core of the team defines the culture in the room. We're in happy place together now! How lucky to get a player with those skills combined with that mindset.

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Looks like the Wild will finally have some interesting years ahead - awesome. Even Mikko has to be impressed...  And I think Parise is getting a dose of reality - those three had their shot for years...  Now look at what's happening when part of the tumor is cut out...

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Read this in an article today:

 

"He's only allowed to negotiate and sign with the Wild, is ineligible for an offer sheet from another team and doesn't have arbitration rights. The longest the Wild could sign him for is for eight years."

 

Has no arbitration rights...?  Interesting...

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6 hours ago, Confrontational said:

Read this in an article today:

 

"He's only allowed to negotiate and sign with the Wild, is ineligible for an offer sheet from another team and doesn't have arbitration rights. The longest the Wild could sign him for is for eight years."

 

Has no arbitration rights...?  Interesting...

That makes all the time it took to get him here all the better and quite the signing overall.
A nice tryout period in the big league to prove he's as advertized and Then all the leverage to come up with a solid contract to keep him here. 😎

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He can go Gaborik and sign a shortest possible contract and then go to LA or NY or Florida, or whatever he would find a nice place to spend the major part of his career. I hope that him coming from Siberia makes him a bit more resilient to big city lights than for example Trouba or Bobrovsky. Come to think of it Bobrovsky is from Novokuznetsk, like Kap. I hope Kap is a different Novokuznetskian Siberian than Bob.

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5 hours ago, lynxrattle said:

He can go Gaborik and sign a shortest possible contract and then go to LA or NY or Florida, or whatever he would find a nice place to spend the major part of his career.

 

Yes it is the reality of it....so he could sign a 3 year deal and in the last year of it when he is 27 you will be left with two options sadly.

 

One he re ups for a long deal (which you would imagine the negotiations would begin the offseason before) and and he inks and stay.

 

Two he refuses to re up and wants to test free agency and leaves the Wild no choice but to deal him before the deadline for the best return they can get.

 

You could even trade him before that season starts so as not to have to do this messy thing during the season and it becoming a distraction while you are trying to make the playoffs.

 

It sucks but it is a business. Hey you could get lucky and try to offer him an 8 year deal and get him to give up some of his UFA years and have to pay a little for it.

 

But what is it worth to keep him in the Wild fold till he is 32??? I think yall have a super star and would do whatever i can to make him happy and would prefer to lock him up for 8 years.

 

But that is my opinion on it. It is risky.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

Yes it is the reality of it....so he could sign a 3 year deal and in the last year of it when he is 27 you will be left with two options sadly.

 

One he re ups for a long deal (which you would imagine the negotiations would begin the offseason before) and and he inks and stay.

 

Two he refuses to re up and wants to test free agency and leaves the Wild no choice but to deal him before the deadline for the best return they can get.

 

You could even trade him before that season starts so as not to have to do this messy thing during the season and i becoming a distraction while you are trying to make the playoffs.

 

It sucks but it is a business. Hey you could get lucky and try to offer him an 8 year deal and get him to give up some of his UFA years and have to pay a little for it.

 

But what is it worth to keep him in the Wild fold till he is 32??? I think yall have a super star and would do whatever i can to make him happy and would prefer to lock him up for 8 years.

 

But that is my opinion on it. It is risky.

Completely agree. I would prefer to sign him for 8 years. It is not happening very often to have a super star in our team, who is attracting lots and lots of fans. Hope, he will do the same way as other consistent NHL stars are doing (mostly prefer to stay in one team) like Kucherov; Crosby; Malkin; McDavid; Ovechkin;  and also did a former Red Wings player Pavel Datsuyk.

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6 minutes ago, Alexandron said:

I would prefer to sign him for 8 years.

 

You may have to over pay on this a little but by the time you get in year 5-6 it won't look so bad and it i hope will look like the best move. I hope you guys can resolve it....

 

...he would look good in a Flyer's jersey. :bigteeth:

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33 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

You may have to over pay on this a little but by the time you get in year 5-6 it won't look so bad and it i hope will look like the best move. I hope you guys can resolve it....

 

...he would look good in a Flyer's jersey:bigteeth:

No way. 😁. Our GM will make everything possible to keep him in our team. He is looking already very impressive in the Wild's jersey (especially in retro version). 😉.

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9 hours ago, lynxrattle said:

He can go Gaborik and sign a shortest possible contract and then go to LA or NY or Florida, or whatever he would find a nice place to spend the major part of his career. I hope that him coming from Siberia makes him a bit more resilient to big city lights than for example Trouba or Bobrovsky. Come to think of it Bobrovsky is from Novokuznetsk, like Kap. I hope Kap is a different Novokuznetskian Siberian than Bob.

Now you're just making up words. ;) 
That's the scary part if he goes Gabby style. But hopefully Kap sees a different team than Gaborik did.
Back then it was all slow defensive style and flyover land.  😛 
Now, More speed and youth coming and some chemistry with at least Zuc should make him happier here...As he's stated already.

 

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That's what I'm hoping as well. Kap is a hockey nerd. If they can convince him that he'll have the time of his life playing in a high-octane team in a hockey-nuts state, not just a city, he might like to give the Wild a chance. It's a huge decision, one that might decide his faith: will he become a Stanley Cup winner or not? Money should be secondary, because whatever he decides he'll become a millionaire -if he doesn't go Evander Kane.

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Sorry for my inactivity, as I've been busy with personal things and keep forgetting to check the boards...lol. But i loved watching Kirill "the thrill" Kaprizov this season. I feel like if we sign him for the 8 yr $8 million AAV contract, it would do him well, cant wait to see what he brings in a full 82 game season. 

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On 6/4/2021 at 8:28 PM, ClusterChuck said:

Now, More speed and youth coming and some chemistry with at least Zuc should make him happier here...As he's stated already.
 

I think, he also likes our logo - the Wild Bear as well as he likes our state full of lakes, fish and forests, mushrooms similar to Siberia.

 

Probably , his other goal is to be a member of Triple Gold Club like his former teacher Pavel Datsyuk is. Not so many Russian players are the members of that club (just 7 players out of total 29; 6 of them have got that membership before year 2000 and only single Pavel Datsyuk has got it in 2018). Kaprizov needs to win more a gold at the World Championship and to be a winner of a Stanley Cup (hopefully with our Wild team) during his career. He is already an Olympic Games winner and a Gagarin Cup winner. 

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