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#86 - On the course with Kaprizov Watch

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Hello everybody.

We're back episode 86.

I'm Jessi Pierce.

That's Alexis Pearson off the camera.

Fred Veinfurt who is a mastery

in the soundboard trying

to master the soundboard.

We're going to, we're just

going to toss it out there.

Fred, we're going to fire you even

while you're on the show, because we

had a little glitch in audio with Mr.

Alex Stalock, who I'm sure you guys were

all very excited to see, which was not

Fred's fault, but we have to blame.

So we're going to blame Fred.

If it wasn't for me, this board

wouldn't even be plugged in.

So just saying that's true,

but it would have been the same

recording with Alex as we have now.

So, um, no, we do have

a great video with Alex.

He will be a part of this episode,

not a part of our audio, just because

we have high standards for ourselves.

In the, uh, in the podcast, I don't

have standards outside of the pocket.

As the Russians have noted, we

have to live up to so go to our

YouTube channel, check that out.

Some really a lot of fun with Alex,

um, talking about Craig Felton and

what he remembers him as a teacher,

because that's where we're out here.

Alexis has a personal connection

with the Feltons as well.

If you want to tell folks a little bit.


Yeah, we, uh, we do talk about it a bit

with Tim Felton who joins us for the

interview segment, uh, in just a bit.

Um, but yeah, Craig Felton

was my dad's best friend.

Our families grew up together.

Um, one of his daughters is my

age and he has a younger daughter.

Who's my sister's age.

Um, so I've known his family,

um, for my whole life.

My dad and him worked at a grocery store

together when they were younger and

that's how they met and the rest of his.

So, um, obviously it was a tough year

and it had been tough ever since when my,

when we lost Craig, um, had a battle with

cancer and, um, we have found a way to

honor him now with this golf tournament

that we've been doing for a few years,

which has been great every single year.

I think I've been to all of

them, uh, one way or another.

Um, but this year they invited us out,

uh, the Bardon Beauties podcast to come

record a show out here, which we always

say we're so humbled and honored.

Anytime anyone wants us

where we're like really.

Okay, thanks.

And then we'll we love

being out on the go.

On a beautiful day too.

Can't complain about a day like this.

So nice to see, uh, some friends

and family, a lot of faces

I haven't seen in a while.

Uh, partly because of the

pandemic, partly because I just

haven't seen him in a while.

Um, but a lot of smiles today

and nice to see a lot of people,

uh, who mean a lot to me.

So, uh, thank you to everybody

who is listening to this episode.

That means a lot to me as well.

Um, and thank you to Fred and Jesse

for coming out on this day, too.

Thanks for having us.

We absolutely love it.

And again, thanks to Ms.

earlier joining us one more

reminder, go to YouTube.

He is a part of this I

prescribe while you're there.

Dammit, subscribe.

Just do it comment.

Tell us what you like.

Um, we've got hockey to talk about because

we're a hockey podcast and why not?

Ready, Fred again, this is where

you need to add in the Kaprizov.

Watch he didn't add it last time, by the way.

I didn't see it.

No, he didn't.

I said, oh, I know.

I know you're going to

do it this time though.

Maybe I can try to do it for you.


Watch doesn't want any

extra one Kaprizov


How many times can you

make them have to do it?

Just going to make Fred's

life, a living hell.

In this episode, episode today times I

am going to do it and you're like, whoa.

So aggressive face.

It's going to be so great.

I'm so excited.

Can you do the thing where you

like zoom in and the head spins?

Yeah, that's what I want to see

explosions in the background because.

Twitter world was on fire this week.

Um, you know, I did my vibe check after

news dropped that there is a potential

deal in place for Kirill to sign,

um, a one-year contract in Russia.

Uh, that season would

start on September one.

I love what you said.

That's so slow.

Still trying to process, still

trying to figure this out too.

Like it's, I'm convinced it

is just a, it's a tactic.

It's literally the only

negotiating tactic that they have

right now that curls camp has.

And I, I don't believe it to be anything

the wild fans need to worry about.

I mean, the, the only concern is how

far away bill Guerin and Kirill remain

as far as settling in a contract.

I, but I knew it was going to take

awhile for them to come to an agreement.


Hurries it up a little bit, I

believe because he has to decide

by September one, if he is in fact

going to stay in the KHL and do that.

Um, otherwise he hasn't told the

summer first to decide whether he

wants to sign with the wild or if

he's going to set out the year.

So Alexis.


Um, also the, the article that

came out about it, first of

all, Frank Seravalli , Seravalli , since whatever his name.

It needs to stop ruining everybody's day.

I literally just be like enjoying

my day and here comes Frank

with some bombshell on Twitter.

I'm like, why do you

always have to do this?

Like, can't you just let us live?

I was at the beauty league when

it happened and I had people like

come over to me and like Jessi

and I'm like, I know I saw it.

I know.

I don't know.

I don't have any head DMs.

Like, can you explain this?

I'm like, do I look like his agent?

First of all?

No, I can't explain it.

But in the article, it said that like,

um, Guerin hasn't reached out to CR or

hasn't given him an offer since April.

Is that true?

Because if that's true, that's,

that's kind of ridiculous.

And if it's not true, that's kind of

ridiculous that you're saying that.

So I don't dunno.

The whole thing was stressful.

I think a lot of people took it as like,

oh my God, he's going back to the cage.

I was like, no, if he doesn't

sign here, this is what his

offer is going to be there.


Get a move on it.

We're all sick of waiting.

Um, I know Erin, the person who runs

the wilds, Twitter is on vacay this

week seems like prime time to make

something happen because stuff always

happens when you're least expecting it.

So to Nashville.

We miss you shout out to like,

Russo, did you actually listen

to his podcast this past weekend?

I heard snippets of it.

I mean, it's just interesting how

he, the agent for kirill is trying to

play off Russo to get to the Wild.

It's the whole thing is like Russo

admitted that he reached out to him.

He's like, look, we need the

wild to think that this is a

real offer for our negotiations.

Like I'm not doing that.

I'm not an intermediary

between you and the team.

So the media that K, so

Frank for instance, gets to

be used as that pawn instead.

I mean, congrats, Frankie

got played, each team in the KHL has a

$14 million cap.

So if you guys missed it and they're

paying, they would pay an eight figure

salary, which would be 10 million or more.

So, I mean, it is it's, it's a

tactic and Hey, more power to them.

I think the also other kinds of.

Thing that might hurt is how are

fans viewing Kirill Kaprizov now,

all of this, which they shoot out.

Like it's not, it's not him.

It is.

I'm convinced it's as agent.

And they know our Russian fans who

we, again, adore have said that, like

this isn't real, this is his agent.

This is his agent trying to position

themselves in a more favorable way.

Um, I've seen.

Step in it's like, what

is he going to really do?

Like wrestling bears and live here?

Like that was the only thing that

video was missing was a bear wrestling

at the end of it, of carrying tires.

The whole thing is just messed

up and it's not Kirill's fault.

It's it's his agent doing this

and that, that's just how it is.

And I keep seeing people

like they're acting like it's

Kirill, who's like demanding.


They're like, does he really want more of

a salary than Alex Ovechkin and Brayden

Point and all he's played 55 games.

It's like, yeah.

Kirill is not his agent.

That's what his agent is for,

is to negotiate these things.

And he's not doing a very good job of it

and he's making a lot of people angry.

So I've already seen some people

like tweeting, funny stuff.

Like how are you gonna apologize to

Kirill when he finally gets a big

deal and you're all happy and it's

like, yeah, you better apologize.

Cause y'all have been some,

so you better stop with that.

But doesn't the book stop at?


I mean, It's his reputation and you need to

stand on top of your reputation yeah.

Well, I mean, yeah, I do.

I think, I think he's

still kind of, he's young.

He's 24.

I think he doesn't

recognize maybe what is it?

And he tunes out a lot

of this shit, you know?

So I think he maybe doesn't

recognize situation cause it does,

he's letting his agent handle it.

I see more and more players that

have been taking that approach where

they really aren't as involved.

We're paying an agent to do it, let him

do it, let it he'll do what's best for me.

And, and yeah, I mean, I

don't, I've never gotten sale.

Kirill is money hungry by any means.

I've never gotten the sense that this is

really powered by him in the background.

Um, but you know, Fred has a point

he could probably step in and just

say, Hey, I just want to get a deal,

but I just want to play hockey right.

The day he wants to.

I, and again, the concern for him

going to the KHL, isn't there for me

because he wants to play in the NHL.

It's here.

It's like the cage has a finely, but

the NHL is a premier premier league.

I actually had this question on NPR (national public radio)

where it was like, do you see the KHL.

Putting themselves in a better position to

get more players and no, I don't think so.

I mean, I think players from

Russia want to go play at home.

That's that's fine.

It'll always be there.

And it's again, a great, a great league.

I'm not going to deny that,

but I think Kirill wants to play

in the NHL, wants to win cups.

I think he just is, you know, trying

to figure out the best way to do that.

And again, the.

Haven't necessarily positioned themselves

in a, in a place where it's very like,

yeah, we're going to win a cup next year.

You know, they're, they're in

kind of this intermediate area.

So Kaprizov, watch some

more watch it starts if it

continues, uh, we will have a.

Deciding factor on Kevin Fiala

arbitration on August 17th, I'm

here keeping you in the NHL.


Coming, coming into an end.

So that'll be really nice

to see what happens again.

That was determined by the Minnesota wild.

They were the ones that decided

to take him to arbitrary.

Please report to your card.

We're at a golf course, report to your carts, please.

They were about to get going on

at this Memorial golf tournament.

So that's the voice you heard.

They're not part of our podcast

enjoy now and joining us now.

Yeah, the only other real thing I

wanted to talk about this week was.

Zach Parise still without

a home officially.

I mean, again, we talked about

the connection with the Islanders.

It sounds like that's going

to be the landing place.

I actually caught up with Brock

Nelson, uh, Warroad native and

current Islander at Da beauty league.

Um, and he said, yeah, we

it'd be great to have Zach.

He hasn't really heard anything.

Alexis, is it concern?

I mean, do you think Zach's kind of

freaking out or do you think it's

just a matter of, I've heard, it's

just a matter of paperwork that needs

to get finished, but time has passed

since free agency had opened and

he's still not, I I'm sure he is.

I'm sure he is.

I mean, he obviously has a high

desire to still play in the NHL.

I, there was no indication.

In, in anything that he ever

said or really did that he

didn't want to play anymore.


And I think he still believes

he can play at a high level.

Now, whether that is true or not, it's to

be determined, we'll see where he ends up

and what he's able to do with that team.

Um, but I don't, I, I think the

fact that he's not signing or yet is

probably stressing about like most,

I mean, most players do get a little

nervous when time starts to take you.

You're like, oh boy, no

one's picked me up yet.

No one signed me yet.

Like, am I going to land anywhere?

Yeah, I'm sure he's concerned, but at

the same time, probably not worried

because I think he knows his worth

and that some team will take him.

Um, I mean, you never know with Lou

Lamoriello, that dude is a wild card.

I mean, he probably heard you say

that Zach Parise is going to go

there and it's already canteen.

Is that like a spidey sense about it?

He's like, Nope, sorry, Zach.

And do this to you.

Was he in Hastings on Friday morning and

said that Zach was coming to the island?

Not happening?

We'll see.

Uh, yeah, I'm curious to see

when that kind of gets resolved.

Best of luck to Zach.

I mean, I bet Zach for easy

land somewhere, you know

where this is heading


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with Tim Felton, honoring Craig's

memory at this Memorial tournament.

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