Backstrom is gone, to the cheers of many Wild fans, bidding his large contract goodbye. Then we look at the contract we got back. It's true, David Jones may well be able to contribute meaningfully at the NHL level. Then again, the Wild gave up a prospect and a (low) draft pick for yet another veteran, aging, grinder rental.
So who knows. What a boring day.... which honestly might be for the best. Le sigh.
In any case.... here's a great lady on the youtube who plays good piano.
Fletcher hopes Monday's trade helps Wild, Backstrom; lays groundwork for future trades | StarTribune.com
Some thoughts on the Wild.
Wild deals Backstrom to Flames for veteran winger Jones | StarTribune.com
ones, in Philadelphia with the Flames on Monday night, went to Wells Fargo Center to pack his gear and fly to Minnesota. He might not be able to debut Tuesday as the team works to get him a work visa.
Wild activates Brodin; Avs add 2 players in advance of Tuesday's game | StarTribune.com
Brodin was activated off injured reserve and Christian Folin was reassigned to Iowa. Folin doesn't require waivers; he will require waivers with five more games played.
Wild trade goalie Niklas Backstrom to Calgary for front-line depth | Twin Cities
he Wild made two minor-league trades on Monday.
For Wild, playoffs start Tuesday against rival Avalanche | Twin Cities
Might as well, I guess, since we probably won't make the postseason.
Off the Trail
Report: Drouin won't return to Lightning | theScore.com
Jonathan Drouin has a standing offer to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, but that reportedly isn't going to happen.
NHL Trade Deadline 2016 Report Card: No ‘incompletes’ allowed | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The biggest loser on NHL Trade Deadline Day was, of course, the NHL. It was an exercise in tedium, a boring slog that produced nothing of significant impact. It was a day when the biggest names didn’t move, but many small ones did.
Boston Pride Top Buffalo Beauts In Final Regular Season Game | Victory Press
A fairly-evenly matched game between the Buffalo Beauts and the Boston Pride eventually resulted in a 3-2 Pride win to cap off the NWHL regular season for both teams.
NWHL: Riveters Look to Upset the Boston Pride | Victory Press
The highest seeded team versus the lowest seeded team can sometimes feel like a foregone conclusion in any playoff tournament, but the Riveters have a few victories to fall back on as they approach their series against the Boston Pride.