Is CSKA’s $10 million (plus) provide to Kaprizov a bluff?
Andy Strickland: (on Frank Seravalli’s tweet that Kirill Kaprizov has a $10 million-plus KHL provide) “One of many worst bluffs in sports activities historical past! CSKA finances has been spent plus there’s a cap that is available in round $12 million U.S.”
- Aivis Kalnins: “Actually what Andy mentioned. I’ve no clue why individuals are shopping for it and why individuals are reporting KHL as a attainable challenger for Kaprizov.”
Aivis Kalnins: Have been listening to that Kaprizov nonetheless needs to re-sign with the Wild.
A supply instructed that Kaprizov has had a KHL provide for “a protracted whereas.” Returning to the KHL is just an “emergency possibility.”
On the Rangers 2022-23 cap, Georgiev, and never having severe curiosity in Eichel
Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The New York Rangers will possible have some wage cap maneuvering to do for the 2022-23 season as they’ve $40.2 million dedicated to seven gamers, might want to pay Adam Fox $9 million or extra and pay for a first- or second-line heart.
Backup goaltender Alexandar Georgiev‘s commerce worth decreased after final season.
The Submit reported on Friday the Rangers GM Chris Drury had been telling brokers that he didn’t present severe curiosity in Buffalo Sabres heart Jack Eichel and wasn’t certain why they’re continually linked to him.
Door not closed for a Krejci return
Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins UFA heart David Krejci instructed the crew on the finish of the season that he was going to move again dwelling to the Czech Republic and that his keep may lengthen into subsequent season.
It’s attainable that he doesn’t come again, however the door isn’t closed based on coach Bruce Cassidy in an interview on TSN 1200.
“He didn’t shut the door on returning again,” Cassidy identified. “I don’t know if that may occur or when it would occur in any respect, however he didn’t say I’m retiring and carried out from the Nationwide Hockey League. So, that’s excellent news for us within the sense that possibly in a few months, he’ll really feel happy with what he wanted to do, or possibly not.”
As a substitute of spending to fill the second-line heart spot, they went with including depth down the center.