Wild Free Agents, Nemec, Vlasic

Wild Free Agents, Nemec, Vlasic

The Minnesota Wild just wrapped up an impressive eight-man draft class, and now, with the free-agent market set to open next Wednesday, they focus their attention to the upcoming group of free agents. The team has a few players set to hit free agency, although they took one of those players off the market yesterday, … Read more

Minnesota Wild Signs Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a Two-Year Contract

Minnesota Wild Signs Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a Two-Year Contract

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a two-year, $7 million contract ($3.5 million average annual value) through the 2023-24 season. Fleury, 37 (11/28/84), went 28-23-5 with a 2.90 goals-against average (GAA), a .908 save percentage (SV%) and … Read more

West Notes: Kaprizov, Keith, Jets Prospects

West Notes: Kaprizov, Keith, Jets Prospects

Concerns continue to rise about the availability of Russian players to NHL teams next season. One player who’s come into focus today due to a variety of conflicting reports is Kirill Kaprizovwho Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin confirmed today is still in Russia despite rumors stating he had returned to the United States. In … Read more

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov ‘fine’ amid Russian report

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov ‘fine’ amid Russian report

MONTREAL — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said he is still gathering information about a Russian media report that star Kirill Kaprizov is wanted by police in a case involving fraudulent military IDs. “With Kirill, I’ve talked to his agent. We’re just trying to find out as much information as we can. We really … Read more

Latest on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk

Latest on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk

There’s a significant sense around the league that teams are rushing to get their salary cap situations cleared up before the start of free agency next week. Moves like the Tampa Bay Lightning trading Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators for spare change and the Minnesota Wild moving early on a Kevin Fiala deal are … Read more

Offseason Notes: Kadri, Flyers, Fleury

Offseason Notes: Kadri, Flyers, Fleury

Earlier today, Stanley Cup champion and pending UFA Nazem Kadri joined hosts Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne on the “Real Kyper and Bourne” podcast on Sportsnet, where he was asked about his upcoming free agency and his desire to stay with the Colorado Avalanche. When asked if Colorado was his number one choice, Kadri responded, … Read more

Los Angeles Kings Acquire, Extend Kevin Fiala

Los Angeles Kings Acquire, Extend Kevin Fiala

3:55 p.m.: Per CapFriendly, Fiala’s extension is for seven years at $7.875MM per season. The contract includes a no-movement clause in years 2-4 and a limited no-trade clause in years 5-7. 3:11 p.m.: The Los Angeles Kings have acquired acquired the restricted free agent rights to winger Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild in exchange … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

The veteran goalie made 32 saves Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center that tied the best-of-7 series. “To get a win at home and have your fans cheering from start to finish, it … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more