Ex-scout of the national and youth national team of Russia, commentator Sergei Fedotov commented on the record of the Russian striker Minnesota Kirill Kaprizov in terms of the number of goals per season.
“I’m surprised, I’m not surprised, it doesn’t matter. In principle, the main thing here was for the general manager of Minnesota, Bill Guerin, not to be disappointed in that long-term contract and a very decent amount (5 years, $45 million – approx. “SE”), which the club provided to Cyril. Everyone was well aware that Kaprizov had a huge potential, but not all of them realize this potential. Cyril realizes his potential to the fullest, ”Fedotov is quoted as saying by Metaratings.ru.
The specialist also answered a question about the comparison of the Washington forward Alexander Ovechkin and Kaprizov.
“This is one of those comparisons that I never liked. They are different, they are very different players. They have only one thing in common – both Kaprizov and Ovechkin know how to score goals better than so many players. And as for the rest – both functionality, and abilities, and so on. In general, these are very different stories,” Fedotov added.
Today, April 17, Kaprizov scored the 43rd goal in season in the NHL regular season match against Saint Louis (5:6 OT). Thus, Kaprizov set a new Minnesota record for goals in a single season.
He broke the record of 42 goals held by Marian Gaborik (77 games, 2007/08 season) and Eric Staal (82 games, 2017/18 season).