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Hockey Wilderness May 8, 2018
Marcus Foligno did everything the Wild should’ve expected

Marcus Foligno did everything the Wild should’ve expected

The bruising winger had critics, but gave Minnesota a solid year. Expectations are everything. Let’s say you claim a veteran forward off the scrap heap, and you plug them into a bottom-six role. They do all right, chipping in, say, 23 points while providing a little extra value on the penalty kill. That’s a solid pick-up, right? You get a mediocre return, but the cost was so low that it doesn’t matter. That was what Daniel Winnik provided for the Minnesota Wild this season, and that’s why most people would probably be OK with him returning next year. What Marcus Foligno gave the...
Hockey Wilderness May 1, 2018
Daniel Winnik Didn’t Defy Expectations

Daniel Winnik Didn’t Defy Expectations

Daniel Winnik was signed as a last minute 4th line filler, and that’s exactly how he finished the season. After a season and a quarter playing for the Washington Capitals, Daniel Winnik signed a Professional Tryout (PTO) with the Minnesota Wild in September of last year. Winnik was kept throughout training camp and the preseason, but his signing was delayed due to the Wild’s cap situation. Just a day before the season started, Winnik and the Wild agreed to a $660,000 one-year contract, which was a 70.7% salary decrease from Winnik’s previous $2.25 million contract. Coming into the...

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