Wild Re-sign Ryan Donato Among 3 Restricted Free Agents

Wild Re-sign Ryan Donato Among 3 Restricted Free Agents

July 16th, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenceman Carson Soucy. Donato, a natural centre who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year, $3....
Wild: A Look at the Parise & Suter Era

Wild: A Look at the Parise & Suter Era

July 15th, 2019 The Minnesota Wild will begin their 19th season of existence when the puck drops for the 2019-20 season on Oct. 3. For the State of Hockey franchise, one can think of their existence in two separate eras. The pre-Zach Parise and Ryan Suter era, and the Parise/Suter era. When the season kicks...

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June 19th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's second installment of the NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on a few names circulating the rumor mill including Patrick Marleau, the recently bought out Corey Perry, Joe Pavelski, and news on the Minnesota Wild. Marleau Wants to be Trade Back to San Jose It's no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs need to clear salary cap space. While rumors surround Nikita Zaitsev who has asked to be moved, another name in the mill is Patrick Marleau who is aware he's a possible trade target. As such, he's asked to be moved back to San Jose. Patrick Marleau could potentially jump into the top 10 in games played. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos broke the news during a Tuesday appearance on "Prime Time Sports" on Sportsnet 590 in Toronto. Kypreos said: "So right now, my understanding is San Jose's not sure yet. Doug Wilson's in a position to say, 'Yeah, maybe I'm interested, but not certainly at the price of the last year of the contract.' So,...
May 27th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the potential future for Erik Karlsson, how many teams might be interested in Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker and the Edmonton Oilers have some interest in a German winger named Frederik Tiffels. Erik Karlsson Notes Kevin Kurz of The Athletic and covering the San Jose Sharks says Erik Karlsson didn’t really give any hints about his future when talking to the press after the Sharks season came to a close. Karlsson said that he “hasn’t really thought” about his future. San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is congratulated after scoring the winning goal. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) That doesn't mean others haven't taken to trying to figure out what Karlsson's next steps will be. Elliotte Friedman believes that Karlsson is considering having surgery for his injury. Speculation is that it’s his groin. From there, Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News says Karlsson seems open to the idea of returning to San...
May 26th, 2019
Minnesota Wild

It almost goes without saying, but the rumored Phil Kessel for Jason Zucker trade would theoretically work out great for the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker - (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Kessel Trade Not Yet a Done Deal It would obviously be dependent on a variety of factors, namely Kessel waiving his no-trade clause first, but Kessel is one player for whom the Wild would be able to justify moving Zucker. It would certainly beat the rumored return of Michael Frolik and a pick that the Wild had been looking to acquire in exchange for the 27-year-old winger months ago, anyway. If this Kessel deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins pans out, the Wild should be grateful the Frolik one with the Calgary Flames didn’t. After all. Frolik is a depth player with an overpriced season at $4.3 million left. Even if Zucker had a poor 21-goal season after scoring 33 in 2017-18, he has the potential to score 30 again. He’s still in his prime after all, while the...
May 23rd, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million. This deal came after Nelson had himself a career-season with the Islanders and the team shocked many by taking a huge step forward following former captain John Tavares' departure from the team last offseason. Islanders center Brock Nelson (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) In 82 games this past season, Nelson would score 25 goals and a career-high 53 points. He'd play in a top-six role throughout the season, including a lot of time on the team's top line between Josh Bailey and Leo Komarov. Related: Islanders Sign Nelson to Contract Extension This deal will carry a $6 million annual cap hit and will keep Nelson with the team that drafted him 30th...