Wild Acquire Ian Cole From Avalanche for Greg Pateryn

Wild Acquire Ian Cole From Avalanche for Greg Pateryn

January 19th, 2021 The Minnesota Wild have traded defenceman Greg Pateryn to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Ian Cole. Pateryn, now 30 years old, is a former 5th round pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs back in the 2008 NHL Entry...
Wild Get Much-Needed Intangibles & Experience With Bonino

Wild Get Much-Needed Intangibles & Experience With Bonino

January 19th, 2021 This season, Nick Bonino will be playing for his fifth NHL team, after being traded in October for a promising young player in Luke Kunin and an exchange of draft picks. While Bonino isn’t the type of player that can help your fantasy squad, he’s the kind of player that any coach in the league...
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January 14th, 2021
Wild Transactions

On Tuesday, the Wild made a significant transaction by locking up veteran winger Marcus Foligno. The Wild announced they signed Foligno to a three-year, $9.3 million extension. Some may think a $3.1 million cap hit is expensive for a third-liner, but he brings immense value to the roster. This would secure Foligno on the Wild until the 2023-24 season unless he is taken in the expansion draft or moved via trade, the latter extremely unlikely. This puts the Wild just under the cap going into the season. No protection comes in the deal in terms of a no-move or no-trade clause. Minnesota Wild's Marcus Foligno (AP Photo/Jim Mone) In hindsight, the trade in which the Wild obtained Foligno has turned out to be one of the better trades in the past decade for the Wild. They made a bold move when they traded Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, and a 2018 fourth-round selection in return for Marcus Foligno, Tyler Ennis, and a 2018 third-round selection. Foligno is the only player...
January 13th, 2021
Previews and Predictions

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. Kaprizov Is the Wild's Best Player The organization has tried to calm the expectations for Kirill Kaprizov as best as they can. Imagine, though, halfway through the season; he doesn't just dominate offensively; he's leading the team in goals and points. We have seen flashes during training camp of his explosive offensive ability. The Wild have longed for a player who can take over a game offensively consistently. The Wild may be expecting Kaprizov to have that skill set in a couple of years from now, once he is a little older and more comfortable on NHL ice. However, imagine if Kaprizov turns out to be elite right now and is an All-Star out of the gate. Kirill Kaprizov...
January 12th, 2021
Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild held their second of two inter-squad scrimmages on Sunday night. The teams were split equally and full game rules in place as well as music being pumped into the near-empty arena to make it feel as close to real as possible. Friday night's scrimmage was focused more on special teams with the teams practicing in between periods while Sunday was meant to be as close to a real game as they could make it. Players like Kirill Kaprizov, Marcus Johansson, Nick Bonino, Nick Bjugstad, Cam Talbot, and Kaapo Kahkonen all were able to showcase what they can bring to the Wild. Kaprizov Is the Real Deal Naturally, everyone's first thought when it comes to the Wild this season will be focused around Kaprizov. Seeing him play in a game-like scenario, he's everything the organization hoped for so far. He's quick, energetic and brings a lot of attention when he's on the ice. He's the type of player that doesn't go unnoticed, and skates with passion and intention....
January 11th, 2021
Wild Prospects

Red Savage grabs his first career United States National Development Team Program (USNTDP) hat trick in a big win. Chicago Steel forward Matthew Coronato extends his impressive point streak to start the season and Minnesota Wild top prospect Marco Rossi is out indefinitely with an injury. Savage Grabs Hat Trick For USNTDP Red Savage, son of former NHL forward Brian Savage, recorded a hat trick in the U.S. National Under-18 Team's 9-1 victory over Adrian College on Sunday Night. He recorded a goal in each period to record his first hat trick with the USNTDP. He's been heating up lately and has five goals and two assists for seven points in his last four games played. On the season, he has amassed nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 19 games played. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native is eligible for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and should hear his name called sooner than his dad who was drafted 171st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1991 NHL Entry...