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Wild Have 3 Internal Options to Replace Kevin Fiala in the Lineup

Now that everyone has probably heard the news about the Minnesota Wild trading Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings for University of Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber and a 2022 first-round draft pick, it’s time to talk about who will replace the former 33-goal man. There were a lot of mixed reviews on the Wild’s return for Fiala, some loved it, some hated it. However, regardless of feelings towards the trade, neither Faber nor the player they pick in the draft will likely be ready to go straight to the NHL in 2022-23.
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Where Michigan hockey signees could hear their names called in the NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft begins Thursday, July 7, and a trio of future Wolverines can expect to hear their names called early in the process. Frank Nazar, Rutger McGroarty and Seamus Casey are all considered among the best rising North American skaters, and mock drafts suggest at least two of the Michigan signees will hear their names called in the first round (7 p.m., ESPN).
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The Wild Have Few Decent Backup Plans If Fleury Walks

The Minnesota Wild should have a relatively quiet offseason now that they’ve traded Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings. Next year’s roster is almost set, and they have limited financial flexibility this summer because of the Zach Parise/Ryan Suter buyouts. There are only two major things left on the agenda. They need to re-sign pending RFA and trade-deadline pickup Jake Middleton and find a goalie to pair with Cam Talbot.
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Biggest Potential Busts of the 2022 NHL Free Agent Class

With just over a week to go before the official opening of NHL Free Agency, there is no better time to discuss one of the most iconic pairings known to man: general managers and massive free-agent contracts. The league’s history is littered with missteps, with executives handing out deals based on physical traits, overperformances across small sample sizes, or reputations long past due. Many such candidates can be found within the 2022 free-agent class, making it a near certainty that someone inks a deal they eventually regret, whether it sets in immediately or a few years down the line. Now, let’s dig into five of the biggest potential busts of 2022 NHL Free Agency.

Dorion: '50-50' chance Senators make draft pick at 7th overall

With just one day until the 2022 NHL Draft, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is working the phones to try to upgrade his roster, and he continues to dangle the seventh overall pick as his primary piece of trade bait. "I would put it about 50-50 right now, picking...
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The Minnesota Wild Have Announced its 2022-23 Preseason Schedule

The Minnesota Wild have announced the 2022-23 preseason schedule that will include seven games. The Wild will square off in a home-and-home series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, and Dallas Stars. Minnesota will also play a road game at the St. Louis Blues. The Wild’s road preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks will be announced at a later date.

Wild to open preseason schedule against Stanley Cup champs

ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild announced their preseason schedule Tuesday afternoon, beginning with two games against the Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche in late September. The Wild will kicked off their preseason as hosts to the Avalanche on Sept. 25 before a three-game road trip against the...

The 2022-2023 Colorado Avalanche Preseason Schedule is Here

The grind just doesn't stop here in Colorado, and we're already looking ahead at what's next for our Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche. The National Hockey League officially announced the 2022-2023 Colorado Avalanche preseason schedule on July 5, 2022. 2021-2022 Stanley Cup Champions. Barely a little over a week prior,...

Steve Yzerman reflects on hiring of Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde

Detroit Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman wasn't going to rush arguably the most important decision of this offseason. When speaking to the media alongside new head coach Derek Lalonde and Red Wings governor, president and CEO Christopher Ilitch last Friday, Yzerman explained his strategy while determining the best fit behind the Red Wings' bench.

Blues release preseason schedule for 2022

ST. LOUIS — Ready or not, hockey season is already right around the corner. The opener on Sept. 24 is the first of two neutral site games the team will play this preseason. They'll meet the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

Blues reveal pre-season schedule

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues announced their full preseason schedule on Tuesday. St. Louis’ eight-game slate begins on September 24th with a neutral site contest in Wichita, Ks vs. the Arizona Coyotes. The Blues will play another neutral site game on October 1st in Independence, Mo vs. Dallas. St. Louis will play three […]

Kraken Hire Goalie Coach

With a vital 10 days ahead for the ongoing construction of a winning franchise, the Kraken started the month with a potentially transformational hire by signing goalie coach Steve Briere Tuesday. Briere steered both Frederick Andersen and Jack Campbell to NHL All-Star appearances over seven seasons in Toronto and worked on the same staff with Seattle head coach Dave Hakstol for two years.

Minnesota Wild Announces 2022-23 Preseason Schedule

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild today announced its 2022-23 preseason schedule will consist of seven games. The Wild will play a home-and-home series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars and play a road game against the St. Louis Blues. Details about the Wild's road preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks will be announced at a later date.

Wild Mock Draft: Making all 8 picks for them

The 2022 NHL Draft is just hours away, but instead of just waiting and being surprised by who the Minnesota Wild will take with each of their eight picks, we went ahead and did our best to project the prospect that Judd Brackett and his team will select this week.

Filip Mesar Is the Wild's Best Bet For A Stud Center

Tomorrow will see the Minnesota Wild enter another NHL Draft where they need a center. Marco Rossi seems destined for the top of the depth chart, yes, and that’s a start. But there’s a gap growing between him and Joel Eriksson Ek, whom the Wild rather like on the third line. Who goes between them, and can they find out on Thursday?

Wilderness Walk: NHL Draft Eve

The first round of the 2022 NHL Draft is tomorrow! It is either going to be an entertaining night full of teenaged hockey players having their hockey dreams come true, or a hectic few hours full of trades and transactions on top of the dream-making. To get you set up...

Penguins Among Teams Interested in Marc-Andre Fleury

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury are as synonymous with each other as any player ever has been with his former employer. With the 37-year-old Vezina Trophy winning goalie ays away from hitting the open market, the Penguins have surfaced as one of his potential destinations. Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman linked...