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NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup Champs. Now that the season is over, teams will be positioning themselves to be successful next season. This means fans can look forward to plenty of NHL rumours. There will be some moves made soon with free agency opening up on July 1. Today we'll look at NHL rumours featuring the Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, and Chicago Blackhawks. NHL Rumours Montreal Canadiens NHL Rumours: According to Darren Dreger, who was on Montreal 690 on June 11th, the Montreal Canadiens are looking to upgrade their blueline with a good young defenceman. Likely...

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...

Wild GM Paul Fenton previews NHL draft

Wild General Manager Paul Fenton previews the upcoming NHL draft in Vancouver.
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...

Wild development camp will be at Tria the week after the draft

The team's draft choices will participate in a four-day camp, with three days open to the public.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 14, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Countdown to the Draft

Wilderness Walk: Countdown to the Draft

Get caught up on all the latest Minnesota Wild news and news from around the NHL in today’s Wilderness Walk! Happy Friyay Wilderness! We are exactly one week away from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Next Friday, the Minnesota Wild select 12th overall in the first round on Friday night. Rounds two through seven will be held the following day. This will be Paul Fenton & company’s second draft and following last year’s blunder, this draft will be under a microscope even more than usual. Friyay Fun Fact: After the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in 1962, they accidently threw the Cup...

Wild will play Stars, Jets and Avalanche twice each in preseason

The complete NHL regular season schedule will be released on June 25.

Blues aren't much different from Wild. How did they win the Cup?

Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where the only blueprint is no blueprint. Let's get to it: *The Blues made the playoffs six years in a row from 2011-17, achieving a modest level of postseason success but never making the Stanley Cup Finals, let alone hoisting the Cup. Then they missed the postseason a year ago (albeit with a healthy 94 points) and slumped so badly to start this season that they fired head coach Mike Yeo after 19 games and at one point in early January had the worst record in the NHL. So how the heck did it come to be that St. Louis triumphed in a...

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.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 12, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Good Seats Available

Wilderness Walk: Good Seats Available

Say goodbye to the warming house, plus Game 7 and other NHL news and notes For 18 years, the road to season-ticket ownership went through the Warming House, a waiting list for season tickets. But in year 19, things are different. Due to flagging sales, the Wild have removed the hurdle to season ticket ownership, offering tickets to anyone who signs up. On the plus side, it’s good for those who haven’t been able to get tickets in the past. However, the Wild’s struggle to sell seats is potentially indicative of two things: that fans don’t see the value in attendance, and that they are...

Wild re-signs Matt Bartkowski to one-year, two-way contract

The Wild retained one of its reinforcements from last season, re-signing defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year, two-way contract.

Alex Stalock, Paul Allen kick back at the track as their filly races

The Wild goalie and the Canterbury Park announcer are good friends and part-owners of a filly, One Famous Ocean, that's had some success at the Shakopee horse track.
Hockey Wilderness Jun 6, 2019
Wilderness Walk: Best of Three

Wilderness Walk: Best of Three

The Stanley Cup Final starts up again tonight, plus NHL and NWHL news and notes Tonight, the puck drops once again in the Stanley Cup Final, as the Blues and Bruins face off in Game 5. Will Chara play? Will Matt Grzelcyk return? Can the Blues maintain their momentum? Questions will be answered at 7 p.m. While we wait, lets check out the latest NHL and NWHL news and notes in today’s walk. Wild News 15 days until the NHL Draft #BecauseItsTheCup Bruins defense increasingly hit by injury bug at worst possible timePerhaps the biggest reason the Blues had everything come together for them in...
Puck Prose Jun 4, 2019

Minnesota Wild should not trade for Phil Kessel

The Minnesota Wild have been rumored to be interested in trading for Phil Kessel. The right winger is a great player, but he is not the best fit for the Wild going forward. The Minnesota Wild missed the postseason for the first time in seven years. Their six straight springs with playoff hockey were an […] Minnesota Wild should not trade for Phil Kessel - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Hockey Wilderness May 31, 2019
NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Vasili Podkolzin with the No. 12 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Vasili Podkolzin with the No. 12 pick

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is just around the corner and as such, the 31 SB Nation NHL sites came together for a mock draft. In a grand yearly tradition, we play backseat General Manager for the teams we cover and play out our (hopefully) ideal first round. Last year, the Minnesota Wild selected at 24th overall. After attempting trades with the Philadelphia Flyers and the fine folks at Broad Street Hockey, Hockey Wilderness ultimately kept the pick and selected Dominik Bokk. Paul Fenton went on to draft Filip Johansson from the Swedish Hockey League with the same pick. After a much more...

Wild Player News

  • Jason Zucker

    Jason Zucker

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

  • Victor Rask

    Victor Rask

    McKenzie: Potential for Penguins trading Phil Kessel to Minnesota Wild “still could go down”

  • Mikael Granlund

    Mikael Granlund

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  • Ryan Donato

    Ryan Donato

    2019 Draft profile: John Farinacci hopes to follow in Ryan Donato’s footsteps

  • Matt Hendricks

    Matt Hendricks

    Wilderness Walk: Wild get former 5th rounder in trade with the Leafs

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