Category Archives: Minnesota Wild
Brodin’s name prominent in trade rumors, especially since it was linked to offer for Ryan Johansen earlier this season. But…
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2016
Fletcher has said he isn’t too fond of the rental market, so perhaps he’s looking to make an actual “hockey trade.” Some believe he has talked to Edmonton about forwards Nail Yakupov or injured Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. In January, he showed interest in Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin.
As one of the top NHL players set for free agency this summer, would Okposo, the St. Paul native and former Gopher, consider returning home to play for the Wild?
“That’s something so many people ask me about,” Okposo said.
This season, the Wild’s healthy and goaltending has not been an issue. The problem is with the exception of recently heated-up Charlie Coyle, the Wild’s in a team-wide goal-scoring slump.
How do you fix that with one trade?
Minnesota Wild defencemen Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin are learning to live with their names on the trade block.
According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, the defencemen have both had their names bounced around in trade talks as the team has struggled through a scoring slump.
“You can’t overreact and force trades,” Fletcher said by phone as he drove to Des Moines to watch the Iowa Wild. “You do that, and that’s when you can turn a small slump into a bigger problem. If something’s there that makes you better, it doesn’t matter if you’re playing well or struggling, you’re going to make a move. When you start to force trades, that’s dangerous and when you make poor decisions.
The Wild is one of several teams having trade talks with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman. Other teams pursuing Drouin, according to league sources, include St. Louis, Anaheim, the Rangers, Islanders, Colorado, Winnipeg, Montreal and New Jersey.
— Shawn Simpson (@TSNSimmer) January 11, 2016
The Fourth Period writes … Could Wild pursue Reimer?
Tom Powers of TwinCitites.com writes that the Wild should go after Jagr
Chad Graff of twincities.com writes … Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher balancing trade options.
MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune writes … Bad goaltending has Wild exploring trade market
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MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune writes … Goal scorers Vanek, Iginla are atop Wild’s list in free agency
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