Astana “Barys” let go of many of their players, but so far they have strengthened with only one Canadian and two Swedes. How are preparations for the new KHL season going?
In the last KHL season, the Kazakh club was eliminated in the first round of the Gagarin Cup. In the new season, “Barys” clearly wants to perform better, so the club is strengthening the team.
By the way, the experts of the bookmaker Ligastavok have already announced the favorites of the Gagarin Cup in the season 2021-2022. They give a coefficient of 100.00 for Barys to become the champion. The official website of the bookmaker has a link where you can download the “Betting League” application and track changes in quotes on your smartphone.
As for the transfer policy of Barys, the club recently released Anton Sagadeev to Lokomotiv. The Kazakhstani national team player has signed a one-year agreement. The striker moved to Yaroslavl because Barys did not repeat the offer of the Russian club.
Last season, 27-year-old Anton Sagadeev played 54 matches in the KHL regular championship and scored 10 (5 + 5) points. The hockey player himself said that he was glad to go to Lokomotiv. According to him, he did not spend the past season as he should have.
How else has the Barys line-up changed?
According to Vash Gorod, the Kazakh club released defender Ivan Komarovsky, who joined Metallurg Novokuznetsk. The 21-year-old player is a graduate of Moscow hockey, and spent the last season in the Barys system. He played 51 matches in the championship of Kazakhstan. He played for Nomad, which is Barys’s farm club. The player has 11 (4 + 7) performance points.
And “Barys” announced the signing of a contract with the Swedish defender Olle Alsing. This player is a strong performer. Last season he played for Ottawa North America, where he played four NHL games and spent most of his time playing for Belleville, the Senators farm club. Olle Alsing has 11 matches and 2 (0 + 2) points in the AHL. A year earlier, he had a strong season with the Swedish “Djurgården”. The hockey player scored 20 (4 + 16) points in 36 matches of the Swedish championship. He also has 15 (3 + 12) points in the Champions League.
Let’s remind that striker Phil Varone left “Barys”. According to the official website of the club from Astana, last season the 30-year-old Canadian played 42 games in the KHL regular championship. Phil Varone scored 25 (9 + 16) points, and added 2 (1 + 1) points to his asset in 4 playoff games.
Does Barys have problems?
The well-known insider Aleksey Shevchenko said that Barys had financial problems. It turns out that the players have not yet been paid their salaries for March and April, and they have not seen any bonuses since the beginning of the year. The journalist also notes that the players were not paid a bonus for the last season. According to him, the management of “Barys” each time postpones the payment dates, which is clearly not to the liking of hockey players.