1:29 AM EDT, Thu September 23, 2021
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Kirill Kaprizov and Wild GM Bill Guerin finalized contract with face-to-face meeting in Florida

During contract talks, which started in the spring, Wild GM Bill Guerin and Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov texted each other but this week was the first face-to-face conversations.
Hockey Wilderness 14 hours ago
Top 25 Under 25: Calen Addison cracks into the top-5

Top 25 Under 25: Calen Addison cracks into the top-5

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Now, can he crack this roster? If you’re a diehard Wild fan, the name “Calen Addison” has rattled around in the back of your head for nearly two full years. Addison is an offensive defenseman by trade. He’s a bit of an enigma, partially due to the nature of being a scoring defenseman, an oxymoron that the sport still doesn’t fully understand even half a century after Bobby Orr’s NHL debut. These guys appear very risky based on traditional ideas of what a defenseman should look like, although in many cases they can post...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

Signing Kirill Kaprizov was hard — and now comes the even harder part for the Wild

As hard as the Wild worked to sign Russian star Kirill Kaprizov, host Michael Rand explains there's harder work ahead. Plus, St. Thomas football and listener questions on the Daily Delivery podcast.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 18 hours ago

Kirill Kaprizov's new five-year, $45 million contract caps Wild's summer of bold moves

The $45 million deal puts a bow on a transformative summer for the Wild: the team unloaded two former faces of the franchise, brought back key offensive players and overhauled its defense.
Hockey Wilderness 18 hours ago
Wilderness Walk: KIRILL

Wilderness Walk: KIRILL

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild KIRILL KAPRIZOV IS BACK AND SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR DEAL. IT’S ALL WE CAN ASK FOR. I’M SO HAPPY. [Hockey Wilderness] ICYMI, we were able to take some ideas of the prospects away from the rookie showcase weekend. Including our thoughts on Boldy’s spot on the NHL roster and more youngsters. [Hockey Wilderness] At No. 7 of our 2021 Top 25 Under 25, we have newcomer and netminder Jesper Wallstedt. [Hockey Wilderness] Jordan Greenway is one spot ahead at No. 6 of our Top 25...

How does Kirill Kaprizov's Wild deal compare to other top NHL rookies?

How the $45 million deal for Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov stacks up against other recent contracts signed by players after they won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

Wild sign star wing Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year, $45M contract

The Minnesota Wild signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract on Tuesday, ending a stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp.
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Wild re-sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year deal

Wild re-sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year deal

Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via IT’S DONE. HE’S BACK. The Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov have OFFICIALLY agreed on a five-year contract that keeps him in the State of Hockey through the 2025-26 season. Well... he is Kirill the Thrill, right?! The #mnwild has signed forward Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract ($9 million average annual value) that goes through the 2025-26 season.More » https://t.co/aVDUFyFlK2 pic.twitter.com/QbpFSJIIPJ— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 21, 2021 The total value of the deal is $45-million,...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Wild, Kaprizov ‘closing in on’ new contract

Wild, Kaprizov ‘closing in on’ new contract

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The one dude that knows everything is thinking a deal gets done soon. The Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov are reportedly coming close to an agreement on a new contract that will see the restricted free agent return to the NHL organization after a somewhat extended period away from the team this summer. It has been a tumultuous offseason full of updates and rumors and more quotes coming from Wild GM Bill Guerin, but all of that dread is going to pay off shortly, as Michael Russo of The Athletic has reported that the two sides are going to get it...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Wild announce training camp roster

Wild announce training camp roster

The list includes 53 players... and one really notable exception In what is normally an exciting moment of the year for Minnesota Wild fans, players and coaches, the Wild announced their 53-man training camp roster today, two days ahead of the scheduled start of camp on September 23rd. But for all the notable names on the list, there’s one obvious exception. The #mnwild today announced its training camp roster and schedule. The team will open training camp on Thursday @TriaRink. A number of training camp practices will be open to the public. Fans can register at...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Top 25 Under 25: Jordan Greenway stays put at No. 6

Top 25 Under 25: Jordan Greenway stays put at No. 6

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via The 24-year-old looks to finally put all of the pieces together after a career best season last year. Jordan Greenway is a very good hockey player. Over the last four years, he has proven he has the tools to have a solid career for the Minnesota Wild. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 240 pounds, Greenway is a monster on the ice. When he is on, he is one of the most noticeable players on the ice. His frame paired with his above average skillset, he can quickly become a nightmare in the offensive zone for even the strongest defenseman....
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Top 25 Under 25: Jesper Wallstedt debuts at No. 7

Top 25 Under 25: Jesper Wallstedt debuts at No. 7

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ The highest drafted goalie in Wild history debuts at the 7 spot on our rankings. In their history, the Minnesota Wild, like most NHL teams, have really not used any high draft picks on goaltenders, with Josh Harding at 38th overall in 2002 and Hunter Jones at 59th overall in 2019 being the exceptions. In a way, it’s understandable because goalies are the hardest position in hockey to project because of the many traits that goalies need to succeed at a high level in the NHL, and it’s very difficult to know whether or not a 18-year-old...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 21, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Training camp approaches

Wilderness Walk: Training camp approaches

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild The Minnesota Wild’s training camp is quickly approaching and there are only a few open spots for players to battle for. The forward group is certainly more interesting than the blue line, but here are all the rookies that are fighting and what spots are honestly available. [The Athletic] Last weekend we were able to watch our beloved rookies play against the Chicago Blackhawks, but what did we think after the final whistle? Did anyone impress or was it all as expected?...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 20, 2021
Takeaways from Wild prospect showcase weekend

Takeaways from Wild prospect showcase weekend

The young stars were shining bright and a lot more happened. The Minnesota Wild prospects just wrapped up a stellar weekend that saw them earn two wins against the Chicago Blackhawks on home ice and gave us a sneak peek into what we can expect from the future of this organization. And even though it was essentially a meaningless pair of games that can be glanced over as the foreward to the novel that is what the 2021-22 season is going to be in Minnesota, little tidbits of information can be taken from what we witnessed in two honestly entertaining hockey games. Of course the...
Hockey Wilderness Sep 20, 2021
Wilderness Walk: Wild expected to be fully vaccinated

Wilderness Walk: Wild expected to be fully vaccinated

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild During his post-rookie showcase media availability, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin said that he expects the entire roster to be fully vaccinated. Kirill Kaprizov is still to be determined and since the NHL requires a WHO-approved vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not, it is still to be known whether or not Kaprizov will get that figured out. He has to sign a contract first though, With the exception of unsigned Kirill Kaprizov, #mnwild...

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