Kirill Kaprizov ‘did exactly what he had to do’ in returning from Russia to Wild

Kirill Kaprizov 'did exactly what he had to do' in returning from Russia to Wild

Kirill Kaprizov was on the ice Thursday morning at Tria Rink in St. Paul for the first practice of Wild training campparticipation that shouldn’t have been notable. The star forward has played only one season of a plump five-year, $45 million contract, and his next release is highly anticipated after his previous record-breaking performance. But … Read more

Inside Wild star Kirill Kaprizov’s harrowing offseason journey back from Russia to the US

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Like most other Wild players and staff, head coach Dean Evason had to follow the superstar winger Kirill Kaprizov‘s harrowing situation from earlier this summer. He saw the news reports around the NHL draft in July saying Kaprizov was wanted in Russia for allegedly obtaining a fake military ID card years … Read more

Kirill Tyutyayev, Elmer Soderblom impress for Red Wings at prospects tourney

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Kirill Tyutyayev made a name for himself at last year’s NHL Prospects Tournament. He’s back in the spotlight again. Tyutyayev scored a goal and picked up a pair of assists Saturday in the Detroit Red Wings’ prospects 5-4 loss to the Dallas Stars at Center ICE Arena in Traverse City. Elmer Soderblom, Tyutyayev’s linemate, had … Read more

Danila Yurov Can Help Kirill Kaprizov Bring Russian Five Vibes to Minnesota

Danila Yurov Can Help Kirill Kaprizov Bring Russian Five Vibes to Minnesota

It’s shocking how much NHL GMs love not drafting elite Russian players. Danila Yurov was a Top-10 talent in the draft this year, yet he tumbled all the way to the 24th overall pick. Here’s a player who’s growing a legacy, but being overlooked by those who don’t, or won’t, see what can make him … Read more

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin discusses Kirill Kaprizov’s ‘stressful’ summer

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin discusses Kirill Kaprizov's 'stressful' summer

The Minnesota Wild didn’t make a lot of major moves this offseason but general manager Bill Guerin believes the roster is in a great spot ahead of training camp. Guerin made an appearance on KFAN on Monday afternoon along with The Athletic’s Michael Russo, where he discussed Kirill Kaprizov’s return from Russia, the decision to … Read more