News from around the interweb is mostly about the Wild finally being able to sign a deal with Devan Dubnyk. The contract deals seem like a best-case scenario for both sides. Dubnyk gets six years and the Wild get a cap hit of less than $5 million dollars per year. Also got a couple of articles on some more Wild draft picks as well as a complete look at trades from around the league.
Wild, Dubnyk agree to 6-year, $26M contract, sources say - StarTribune.com
Good luck at the Dubnyk contract. Like I said above--this is a good deal for both sides and we should be happy of the work Fletcher was able to do. Also, congratulations Devan!
3 Keys to a Successful Wild Offseason
We can check one of these things off the list already.
Recapping Minnesota's Selections In Rounds 4-7 - Articles - Articles - Articles - Wild Xtra
Giles breaks down the Minnesota Wild picks for you all.
NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Joel Eriksson Ek - BSN Denver
Some analysis done by our frenemies over in Denver on our first-round draft pick.
NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Jordan Greenway - BSN Denver
More of the same analysis for our second-round selection in the draft.
NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Gustav Bouramman - BSN Denver
They even had a prospect profile for our #201 pick. Thanks for doing all the work, suckers!
Greenway is seen as 'heck of a pick' for Wild - StarTribune.com
Good insight into the #50 selection of the NHL draft, Jordan Greenway. This article really got me excited about this kid even though it will be a few years before we see him in Forest Green (I'm assuming the Iron Range Red jersey will be retired by then. Damn you Wild, damn you!)
Knee-Jerk Draft Analysis: Winners and Losers Style
It looks like the Sabres and Oilers are going to dominate the NHL very very soon. Also, people are still laughing at the Boston Bruins draft-pick methodology. Who knew getting drunk and throwing darts at a wall wouldn't yield good results?
Trade and Signing News
Finally a fix? Oilers get Talbot from Rangers | ProHockeyTalk
Are the Oilers going to actually resemble a...(gulp)...NHL team next year?
Stars acquire rights to Niemi | ProHockeyTalk
Dallas hopes to sign him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent next.
More trades: Oilers send Marincin to Leafs, get Gryba from Sens | ProHockeyTalk
Peter Chiarelli, staying busy.
Eric Gryba traded from Ottawa Senators to Edmonton Oilers - NHL.com - News
The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Eric Gryba and moved defenseman Martin Marincin in two trades Saturday.
Rangers get their new backup in Raanta trade | ProHockeyTalk
They sent prospect Ryan Haggerty to the Blackhawks to do so.
Canes sent Khudobin to Ducks for Wisniewski - Yahoo Sports
The Anaheim Ducks acquired goalie Anton Khudobin from the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski.