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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:58 pm 
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Hopefully this team will finally get the rebuild it needs. Off goes Zucker to Pittsburgh for Addison and a 1st. Maybe they can flip Galchenyuk again, because they only got him to offset the salaries.

Parise, Suter, Spurgeon and Zuccarello all have NMC's, so maybe they get moved in the offseason.

Otherwise, they could find takers for Staal, Foligno, Pateryn, Hartman, Dumba.


Spurgeon just signed a massive extension--he's not going anywhere. Parise and Suter are stuck, ain't no one taking those bloated contracts. Doubt that Zuccarello goes anywhere either.

I could see Foligno, Pateryn, or even Dumba moving though.

If they could just somehow convince Kaprizov to head on over, they might be onto something. That's the superstar they need.


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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Too lazy to look for the links, but some good news for Minny fans.

Judd Brackett, recently of the Canucks, gets brought in to head up drafting/development for the Wylde. That's a huge get for them, since saying that first draft under Fenton went poorly would be an understatement.

Also, after years of what-ifs, the Wylde FINALLY succeeded in bringing top prospect Kirill Kaprizov into the fold on a 2-year ELC. He isn't eligible to play this season but I thought I read that his contract gets burned anyway, which, if true, means he only plays one NHL season before he's up for a new deal.


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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:57 pm 
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Too lazy to look for the links, but some good news for Minny fans.

Judd Brackett, recently of the Canucks, gets brought in to head up drafting/development for the Wylde. That's a huge get for them, since saying that first draft under Fenton went poorly would be an understatement.

Also, after years of what-ifs, the Wylde FINALLY succeeded in bringing top prospect Kirill Kaprizov into the fold on a 2-year ELC. He isn't eligible to play this season but I thought I read that his contract gets burned anyway, which, if true, means he only plays one NHL season before he's up for a new deal.


Same as Sorokin- yes, this year gets burned with no eligibility to play games. Weird rule.

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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:14 pm 
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Mikko Koivu will reportedly not return next season after playing 15 straight in Minny.

Not sure he wants to play elsewhere or return to Finland. Noticeably slowed down after aging gracefully the last few seasons, enough that he may not get a guaranteed deal.

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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:43 pm 
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He was still playing at an elite defensive level this last season, it's just the offense that's completely dried up. He'd be a good short-term signing for a team that wanted a 4th line center who could play a shutdown role and win key faceoffs...but he's also intimated that he doesn't want to play outside of Minnesota, so I'm guessing this is it for him. Probably go home to Finland and play out the string.


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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:06 pm 
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Wild get Nick Bjugstad from the Pens and get paid for the pleasure. The big galoot has had some serious injuries and will be looking to bounce back.

Also heard recently the Wild might have mandate to get Minnesota natives on their team. Not sure it's true.

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 Post subject: Re: What now?
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Seven years, 6M AAV for LD Jonas Brodin. He and Spurgeon ain't going nowhere.

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