Player Discussion Kirill Kaprizov

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    Any predictions on his usage to start the season and how that may change by seasons end?

    I for one am expecting some early season growing pains for him. NHL players think the game so much quicker than any other league. Yes he's been in the Olympics, but that was lacking real talent that year...

    I think he'll have a bit of a rough time early as he learns what he can and can't get away with in this league.

    I think he starts out on a different line than Fiala, but circumstances may throw them together at some point, maybe injury, maybe just line juggling during an inevitable slump... but once it happens, they're going to lock in on the same line moving forward.
     
  2. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    I think there could be growing pains but I don’t expect them. He is in the prime of his career and has been playing against these guys internationally for a while now. He’s the most primed player we’ve ever had to jump in and make an impact and more players are doing that these days.
     
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    Think he starts on the 2nd line opposite of Zuccarello. Puts (hopefully) your two best forwards on different lines creating matchup issues for other teams. If Rossi sticks he could be the center. I’m really concerned with who will be Fiala’s center and left wing. I don’t like the idea of 1C for Eriksson Ek and Bonino isn’t really a match either... but there isn’t much else to put there unless you throw Rossi in that spot. I have Johansson playing left wing on a shutdown line next to Eriksson Ek/Bonino.

    I hope Rossi and Kap are given the opportunity to play together. Think that could be magic:

    Greenway-Eriksson Ek-Fiala
    Kaprizov-Rossi-Zuccarello
    Johansson-Bonino-Parise
    Foligno-Bjugstad-Hartman
     
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    At this point, hoping for Kaprizov/Eriksson Ek/Zuccarello. Assuming some combination of Fiala/Johansson/Rossi/Parise are the #1 line.
     
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    Is kap not a right wing? He is more of a finisher I thought, zucc doesn’t need to play off wing to make plays he should be left wing.
     
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    I think he can play both however lately he has been playing LW in the KHL.
     
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    Getting closer... I see he's doing the old visor tilt thing.
     
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    I think it's more so that his helmet doesn't fit on his head
     
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    Must mean he is smart
     
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    His gloves look small too
     
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    Apparently he never has a helmet/ visor combo that's worth a damn.
     
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    Tilt it so much there is almost zero reason to wear it. Is he allowed to play without one in the NHL or has that rule changed?
     
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    Every new player needs to wear a visor now.
     
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    All players coming into the league must wear one. The only players who dont have to are those who were already in the league before the rule was implemented.
     
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    Didn't someone (Komarov?) get penalized for wearing their visor at an absurd angle a couple of years ago?
     
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    He has always worn the 4500 in all the pictures that I have seen. It has never looked like it fit him. Too bad that Staal is gone because his helmet always looked 3 sizes too big. They may have been able to swap
     
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    He good.
     
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    Now I'm hyped all over again.
     
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    Russian baby Jesus?
     
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    And in other news... water is wet? J/k ;)
     
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    I'm still not getting my hopes up. The Wild doesn't get young star players.
     
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    Gaborik was a young star player.
     

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