Welcome to the first installment of Wild Weekly, which will be a weekly article from one of the Hockey Writers Wild writers. It will be a review of the past week’s Wild action and will provide notes, biggest takeaways, and of course, a review of the week. We will keep you up to date this
The Calgary Flames still can’t win on opening night, not even with a two-goal lead. But the start of the 2020-21 NHL season portended good things for two East Division rivals, the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, and showed why the Minnesota Wild eagerly awaited the arrival of Kirill Kaprizov. The Flames dropped their
The Minnesota Wild’s season is almost upon us, and you likely have read your fair share of season preview content about the team and its players. Well, now it’s time to talk about a couple of hot takes for the upcoming. These predictions are some that you might not hear being tossed around very much.
After the significant changes this offseason, the makeup of the Minnesota Wild’s roster is drastically different from last season. If the team desires a playoff berth next season, it will be essential for several players to have breakout seasons. A breakout season from a young player can really impact a team’s outlook. The Wild saw
Everyone who’s been following the NHL the last few months no doubt has heard of Russian star Kirill Kaprizov. More specifically, how hard the Minnesota Wild fought to sign him due to his talent for scoring goals. The last Wild player to bring in so much hype prior to Kaprizov would have been Marian Gaborik.
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Montreal Canadiens are about to sign an international prospect but got bad news when it comes to players testing positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that a couple of players are back and ready to join the team’s training camp which opens today. The Minnesota
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the type of contract the Edmonton Oilers might offer Ethan Bear, news on Jake DeBrusk not taking a hometown discount to stay with the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks are expected to sign a top defensive prospect, and other top prospects have a small window to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Minnesota Wild are hoping the NHLPA can get a long-standing rule changed and that Kirill Kaprizov will end up playing. In Toronto, one scribe suggests two possible trade targets for the Maple Leafs. Finally, has the NHL set a deadline to award the Stanely Cup? Wild Still Hoping Kaprizov
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Minnesota Wild being told that one of their newly signed prospects won’t be allowed to play. The Toronto Maple Leafs have questions about trades and free agents and in Boston, Tuukka Rask shoots down retirement rumors. NHL Won’t Let Kaprizov Play According to Michael Russo
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Tampa Bay Lightning likely unwillingness to re-sign Cory Conacher and where he’ll wind up as a result. The Minnesota Wild are interested in signing the KHL’s third-leading scorer, but they can’t do so quite yet. Finally, the Chicago Blackhawks are working on a deal with
Oilers interested in Pageau Jim Matheson: The Edmonton Oilers would like Ottawa Senators pending UFA forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau as a rental but they can’t sell the farm to acquire him. Jim Matheson: Pageau would definitely solve the Oilers issues at third-line center. They don’t really have the salary cap space to sign him beyond this
Paajarvi to KHL Aivis Kalnins: It’s sounding like Magnus Paajarvi could be joining Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Kaprizov plans on coming to North America Wild Prospects: Minnesota Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov in an interview: “I think it’s clear. I’m going to the NHL next year.” Michael Russo: Kaprizov’s agent has made it clear several
The Islanders placed defenseman Hickey on waivers today David Pagnotta: The New York Islanders have been trying to trade defenseman Thomas Hickey since last season. He has three years on his deal at a $2.5 million salary cap hit. There may not have been a trade worth taking out there, so he’s on waivers today.