Category Archives: Minnesota Wild
MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune writes … Goal scorers Vanek, Iginla are atop Wild’s list in free agency
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MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune writes … Iginla emerges on list of free-agent candidates for Wild
Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes … Wild have “significant interest” in the Avs’ center Stastny
Michael Russo of the StarTribune writes … Wild update on Vanek, Niskanen, Stoner, McCormick, others
MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune reports that the Wild are looking to deal Kyle Brodziak and may be willing to retain salary and cap space to trade goalie Niklas Backstrom
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MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune reports that the Wild may go after Thomas Vanek, Paul Stastny or Ryan Callahan or maybe that means defenseman Matt Niskanen
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Michael Russo of the StarTribune reports that Thomas Vanek is no longer a given for the Wild.
MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune is reports on Dany s great drought.
Only 4 Shots in the last 11 games . ouch.
The Wild has talked to New Jersey about future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, who might be willing to waive his no-trade clause to come to Minnesota. Brodeur, who has two children at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, said after backstopping the Devils to a victory over the Islanders on Saturday that any team trading for him wouldn’t have to guarantee the No. 1 job. He just wants to play more than he does now.
The Wild has talked to Carolina about former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Cam Ward, sources say. But his exorbitant contact is an issue. Fletcher and Oilers GM Craig MacTavish were huddled during the second intermission of their game Thursday, and there’s little doubt eccentric goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, whom the Wild inquired about before he signed with Edmonton, has been offered.
The former No. 1 with Phoenix and Philadelphia could cost squat (probably a midround draft pick in what, by all accounts, is a terrible draft), too.
Florida’s Tim Thomas and Carolina’s Anton Khudobin, an ex-Wild, might also be on the block.
What else? The Islanders are working hard to trade Vanek. Since the Wild might pursue him this summer as a free agent, it’s likely the only way Fletcher takes a nibble is if GM Garth Snow’s asking price drops. Wild guess? He hasn’t called Columbus about Marian Gaborik.
If the Wild can’t sign free agent and former Gopher Thomas Vanek of the New York Islanders after the season, look for them to pursue Hastings native Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers. Either player would provide the one additional scorer the Wild need to contend for a Stanley Cup.