The Montreal Canadiens have one of the most talked about prospect pools in the NHL right now.
Near the top of the list you'll find Russian defenseman Alexander Romanov.
The 19 year old has three points in 15 games so far this season in the KHL with CSKA and will be a free agent after his current KHL season.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin wants to bring him over as soon as possible which would mean signing him to a contract in April when the KHL season is over.
However CSKA wants to keep him around as well and is possibly looking to offer him more money.
Bergevin revealed to Pierre LeBrun recently that he'll be taking a trip to visit Romanov in December to try and talk him into coming over to the NHL.
Bergevin can only talk to Romanov, nothing more. No contracts can be signed. I imagine that the war for Romanov’s services is well under way. CSKA can offer Romanov more money than the Habs, and I imagine that if Bergevin is going to Russia it’s because CSKA is also moving in. https://t.co/OtnALrx1r5
— Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) October 9, 2019