Make no mistake, Kirill Kaprizov may have no free agent “rights” when it comes to the ability to file for arbitration, sign an offer sheet elsewhere or leave the Wild in any fashion, but he’s Priority No. 1 this offseason.

Whenever the young star signs on the dotted line, Kaprizov’s annual cap hit could be a franchise record setter and top Jared Spurgeon’s $7.575 million average annual value.

The only question, really, is how long the contract extends out to.

In the coming days, Wild general manager Bill Guerin will touch base with Kaprizov’s agent to restart the contract talks that began in March and were tabled until after the season.





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