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Hockey Wilderness Jun 22, 2017
Wilderness Walk: Trophy Haul(a)

Wilderness Walk: Trophy Haul(a)

Haula, Tuch headed to Vegas and the award winners are officially announced The hunch that nearly everyone seemingly had, that Wild GM Chuck Fletcher must have made some kind of deal with Vegas GM George McPhee, has proven to be an accurate one. Erik Haula joins the Golden Knights as does Alex Tuch. Fletcher not only managed to keep all of the Wild’s defense intact prior to the expansion draft, but also protected Eric Staal who was easily the best center left exposed, and GMCF even managed to snag a third round pick (next year’s or potentially this year’s). That’s pretty good...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 21, 2017
REPORTS: Vegas will select Erik Haula, acquire Wild prospect Alex Tuch

REPORTS: Vegas will select Erik Haula, acquire Wild prospect Alex Tuch

The Minnesota Wild paid the Golden Knights a top prospect to guide George McPhee’s hand in expansion. Few teams felt the heat of expansion quite like the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota’s depth makes it almost impossible for the Vegas Golden Knights to not snag a quality player off their roster in tonight’s expansion draft. With the trio of Mathew Dumba, Marco Scandella, and Eric Staal exposed, Minnesota had plenty of incentive to not lose a key cog off their roster. Last night, Bob McKenzie of TSN reported that the Wild may have had a deal done to avert Vegas from their defensemen. We...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 20, 2017
NBC analyst Pierre McGuire: Wild shouldn’t sweat expansion draft

NBC analyst Pierre McGuire: Wild shouldn’t sweat expansion draft

Sure, the Minnesota Wild are going to lose a valuable asset when the expansion Vegas Golden Knights announced their roster at the NHL Awards Show on Wednesday night. After the the Wild submitted their protected list over the weekend, it became obvious that the most enticing players at risk were Eric Staal, Matt Dumba, and Marco […]

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