12:26 PM EDT, Wed June 26, 2019

Wild GM Paul Fenton: 'Unfortunate' that Jason Zucker trade talks became public

In advance of a busy stretch that includes next week's NHL draft, Wild general manager Paul Fenton met with the local media members Friday to talk about plans for the No. 12 overall pick and other subjects. After the group interview was over, a 1-on-1 session with Fenton revealed a few interesting nuggets about the offseason-to-date and what the organization's strategy might be going forward. Here is a transcript of our conversation: Q When someone has been the subject of trade rumors and trade speculation like Jason Zucker, how do you think that impacts the player and your relationship with...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 14, 2019
NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Brett Leason with the No. 31 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Brett Leason with the No. 31 pick

A trade with the Sabres moves Minnesota up the board. The balancing act in doing a mock draft is between what you hope the front office will do and what they’ll realistically do. This has been especially difficult with the rumors that Jason Zucker will likely be on the move this summer. Whether or not we agree with this decision, we used this information in our mock draft to get an additional first round pick in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. TO BUFFALO: RW Jason ZuckerTO MINNESOTA: 2019 31st overall pick, RW Alex Nylander With this trade, the Wild get a young right wing prospect in...
Die By The Blade Jun 14, 2019
Jason Zucker is an ideal trade target for the Sabres

Jason Zucker is an ideal trade target for the Sabres

Jason Zucker is one of the hottest names on the trade block and the Sabres have reported interest One of the hot names reportedly on the trade block early in the offseason is Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker. New Wild general manager, Paul Fenton, seems to be determined to move the 27-year-old. Among the teams that have inquired about his availability is the Buffalo Sabres according to various reports. Pierre LeBrun mentioned on TSN’s Insider Trading that the Sabres “kicked tires” on the scoring winger. Also, Michael Russo of The Athletic mentioned they were among a handful of...

Busy, crucial offseason for Wild is about to ramp up

With next week's NHL draft and free agency starting July 1, GM Paul Fenton has some important decisions to make. The status of Jason Zucker is the biggest.
Puck Prose Jun 8, 2019

NHL Trade Rumors: Buffalo Sabres eyeing Jason Zucker

According to the latest NHL trade rumors from Pierre LeBrun, the Buffalo Sabres are very interested in trading for Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker. The Buffalo Sabres have already been pretty active this offseason. They fired head coach Phil Housley and replaced him with Ralph Krueger. The Sabres managed to get their top priority Jeff […] NHL Trade Rumors: Buffalo Sabres eyeing Jason Zucker - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
The Canuck Way Jun 7, 2019

Vancouver Canucks: What would they have to give up for Jason Zucker?

Jason Zucker is being linked to the Vancouver Canucks in trade rumours, but what would they have to give up to acquire the 27-year-old? Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning surely knows the importance of adding a reliable 20-goal scorer to play on his first or second line this season. It would appear as though […] Vancouver Canucks: What would they have to give up for Jason Zucker? - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Puck Prose Jun 5, 2019

NHL Trade Rumors: Vancouver Canucks interested in Jason Zucker

According to the latest NHL trade rumors, the list of Jason Zucker’s suitors has grown. Mike Halford of TSN 1040 is reporting the Vancouver Canucks have interest in him.  The saga between the Minnesota Wild and Jason Zucker is one of the must-watch storylines of the NHL offseason. He has nearly been traded twice in […] NHL Trade Rumors: Vancouver Canucks interested in Jason Zucker - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Hockey Wilderness May 29, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Zucker Bait

Wilderness Walk: Zucker Bait

Where do Zucker and Fenton go from here, plus NHL news and notes Hockey Wilderness has obtained an exclusive look at Paul Fenton’s 2019 bucket list. It reads, in part, as follows: To Do in 2019 Trade Jason Zucker Don’t screw up a first-round pick Visit beautiful Sweden Visit beautiful Bahamas Visit beautiful Des Moines Trade Jason Zucker Learn Russian Talk to Kirill Kaprizov Work on tan Trade Jason Zucker Of course, this is tongue-in-cheek, but it certainly seems that moving Zucker is high on Fenton’s list of priorities. He’s 0-for-2 (that we know of) in closing the deal, and...
The Canuck Way May 28, 2019

Vancouver Canucks: Jason Zucker makes sense, if the price is right

The Vancouver Canucks reportedly have interest in Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker, but a trade only makes sense if the price is fair. Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning can easily find a reliable scoring winger with the No. 10 pick in this year’s draft, but he can also get busy in a trade market […] Vancouver Canucks: Jason Zucker makes sense, if the price is right - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Phil Kessel's reported rejection of trade for Jason Zucker saved Wild from bad deal

Phil Kessel reportedly shut down a potential trade to the Wild, one that would have sent Jason Zucker to the Penguins. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on the veto and some interesting subplots; The Athletic reported on it as well, including the parameters of a particular deal: Kessel and Jack Johnson for Zucker and Victor Rask. Everything about this looks bad for the Wild with one exception: the end result, where the trade didn't happen. First, it doesn't look good that Kessel wouldn't agree to the deal. Sure, he has that power since the Wild reportedly isn't on his list of eight teams...
The Hockey Writers May 27, 2019

NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Zucker, Oilers, More

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 […] The post NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Zucker, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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