Ottawa Senators are for a big surprise. The soccer like transfer fee deals are coming to play in the world hockey market. And the precedent is created by Kaigorodov’s case. He is going to be the measuring stick, what is going to happen between European leagues and NHL in the future. Kai is under contract playing for his home town team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round (47th overall) in 2002. Kai established himself as one of the best players in RSL. By the old IIHF-NHL agreement, Metallurg was about to receive 150 thousand dollars in compensation. Where already Kaigorodov is paid by the same team one million dollars a year in salary. He is a bona fide offensive centre, go to guy on the team, already boasting kinds of Malkin and a line up which would beat the half of NHL teams easy and make the playoffs. So here is the question. Bettman wants to staff down ridiculously low lamp of money to metallurg’s throat, where the same team already pays one million dollars to its best player. It does not make any sense. And because RSL did not sign the deal with NHL, Metallurg is up for a big transfer fee from Ottawa. If Senators are desperate enough, to bring Kai in the fold. The projected fee could be in the neighborhood, between 3 and 5 million dollars for Kaigorodov’s rights. That’s what we are talking about.